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Jakarta Post

RI’s track and field squad sets sights on Tokyo

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 14 2018   /  01:58 am

After bagging two silver medals and one bronze at the 2018 Asian Games, the Indonesian track and field squad now has its sights set on qualifying for three events at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

The men’s 100 meters, the men’s long jump and the men’s 4x100 m relay are the events that the Indonesia Athletics Federation (PASI) believes Indonesia has potential in.

At the Asian Games, relay sprinters Bayu Kertanegara, Eko Rimbawan, Fadlin and Lalu Muhammad Zohri earned Indonesia a silver in the men’s 4x100 m, while Sapwaturrahman won bronze in the men’s long jump. Another silver was presented to Emilia Nova in the women’s 100 m hurdles. In the men’s 100 m, the federation is likely to rely on rising young star Zohri.

Although he finished seventh at the Games with a time of 10.20 seconds, his first-place performance at the U-20 IAAF Championships in Tampere, F...