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Jakarta Post

Top Indonesian athletes have unhealthy habits, poor diet

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 12 2019   /  12:51 am
Lalu Muhammad Zohri (JP/P.J. Leo)(JP/P.J. Leo)

Lalu Muhammad Zohri (JP/P.J. Leo)Who would have thought that rising Indonesian sprinter Lalu Muhammad Zohri, the fastest man in Southeast Asia, suffers from pinworms?The infection was revealed by Indonesian Athletics Association (PASI) chief Bob Hasan. In an exclusive interview with The Jakarta Post early this month, Bob said the association had learned about Zohri’s condition after the sprinter had taken a routine medical examination recently. “We have doctors and nutritionists to check on the athletes. We’ve found some problems. Zohri, for example, our world champ, has had pinworms.”“It happened because he did not wear shoes while he was back in his hometown and rarely washes his hands before eating,” said the prominent businessman.After the examination, Zohri said he realized that some of his old habits, including letting his nails grow long, might also have caused the inf...