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Jakarta Post

Transporting equipment silent nightmare for traveling Indonesian athletes

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 15, 2019   /  12:12 pm
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Indonesia's Diananda Choirunisa (left) takes an aim during women's recurve qualifiers in archery at the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia on Aug. 20, 2017. Diananda won gold after defeating Phillippines' Nicole Marie Tagle 6-4 in the finals round. (JP/Seto Wardhana. )

National archer Riau Ega Agatha is nervous whenever he has to travel overseas for competitions. But it is not a fear of flying that makes him so uneasy, but rather how to keep his bow and arrows intact.  Disaster struck when the 27-year-old found out the case of his bow was broken when he reached the Netherlands in June. He was part of the Indonesian archery squad that competed at the 2019 World Archery Championships in Hertogenbosch. “When I found out there was a hole in [my bow’s] case, I was disappointed,” Riau told The Jakarta Post recently. “I don’t know why the case was broken. Maybe it got thrown out [when it was unloaded from the airplane]. And I couldn’t do much about it. “I bought a new case in the Netherlands afterward. My bow was fine, but I was afraid there were splinters,” he added. Riau has experienced var...