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Sport minister lowers medal target for SEA Games

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 16 2019   /  02:09 am
Last-minute preparations: Flanked by Youth and Sports Ministry officials and the Philippines’ Southeast Asian (SEA) Games chef de mission Harry Warganegara (left), Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali (center) speaks at a presser Thursday, explaining that the government lowered the medal target for the upcoming SEA Games in the Philippines.(Courtesy of kemenpora.go.id/Satria)(SEA) Games chef de mission Harry Warganegara (left), Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali (center) speaks at a presser Thursday, explaining that the government lowered the medal target for the upcoming SEA Games in the Philippines.(Courtesy of kemenpora.go.id/Satria)

Last-minute preparations: Flanked by Youth and Sports Ministry officials and the Philippines’ Southeast Asian (SEA) Games chef de mission Harry Warganegara (left), Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali (center) speaks at a presser Thursday, explaining that the government lowered the medal target for the upcoming SEA Games in the Philippines.(Courtesy of kemenpora.go.id/Satria)Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali has said that, although the members of the Indonesian contingent are ready to improve their overall performances at the upcoming 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines, the medal target was lowered due to the possibility of on-field margins of errors. He did not explain what the margins of error were.Indonesia finished fifth at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games with 38 gold medals.“We earlier targeted more than 50 gold medals but then we were advised to lowe...