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Challenges drag Indonesian archery, athletics from SEA Games target

  • Ramadani Saputra
    Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, October 28, 2019   /  07:11 am
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Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) chief Raja Sapta Oktohari (left), Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali (center) and Indonesian Athletics Association (PASI) chief Bob Hasan discuss the athletics team's preparations ahead of Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines during the minister's visit to Madya Stadium in the Gelora Bung Karno sporting complex, Central Jakarta, on Friday.(Ramadani Saputra/JP/Ramadani Saputra)

In a month’s time, Team Indonesia will head to the Philippines to compete in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, yet two of its most promising sports — archery and athletics — are facing challenges in last-minute preparations. Instead of focusing on their final strategy for the biennial competition, Indonesia’s archers must deal with a lack of equipment, with most relying on their own bows and arrows for practice, which started in April. The problem was revealed during newly inaugurated Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali’s visit to several national training camps at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sporting complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Friday. Archery team manager Taufan Tri Anggoro said the team had received Rp 600 million (US$42,751) to fund the training program, which includes gear for coaches, from its initial Rp 1.6 billion p...