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Jakarta Post

Ragtag pentathlon squad faces uphill battle

  • by Kharishar Khafi Hotli Simanjuntak
Jakarta   /   Sat, August 11 2018   /  01:08 am

“Modern pentathlon, super athletes!” shouted five Indonesian athletes as they ended their training session at their official camp, Adria Pratama Mulya boarding school in Tapos village, Tigaraksa district, Banten, on Tuesday.

Of the five athletes that trained that day, only four made the cut to compete in the 18th Asian Games. Host Indonesia will send Frada Saleh Harahap and Yusri to the men’s individual event and Dea Salsabila Putri and Adrianida Irma to the women’s individual event next week. Maharani Azhri Raningtyas, who had trained at the camp since day one, was not put through to the women’s category.

During the training session on Tuesday, The Jakarta Post visited the camp at midday, as the five were finishing a 3.2-kilometer run. Afterward, the squad trained in pistol shooting by hitting a 10-meter target five times.

Earlier, the athletes kicked off ...