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RI rowers to fight European giants in Rio

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 2 2016   /  07:50 am
Get ready: Indonesian rower Dewi Yuliawati (left) sets up a boat with coach Muhamad Hadris during a training session in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, ahead of the Olympic Games.(Courtesy of Wimbo Satwiko)

Get ready: Indonesian rower Dewi Yuliawati (left) sets up a boat with coach Muhamad Hadris during a training session in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, ahead of the Olympic Games.(Courtesy of Wimbo Satwiko)Indonesian rowers La Memo and Dewi Yuliawati will not see easy competition against European powerhouses at the upcoming Olympic Games.

Indonesian team coach Boudewijn van Opstal said his two soldiers would perform their best in the rowing competition, which will run from Aug. 5 to 13 on Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, which connects to the Atlantic Ocean.

La Memo will compete in the men’s singles sculls (MX1) event, while Dewi will feature in the women’s singles sculls (WX1).

The two made history by being the first ever Indonesian rowers shortlisted for the summer games. La Memo and Dewi were announced as qualifying for the Olympics after competing at the Asia Ocea...