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Indonesia’s strengths for Tokyo Olympics

  • Niken Prathivi and Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 10 2020   /  12:31 am
Pumping iron: Indonesian lifters Eko Yuli Irawan (right) and Deni (second right) attend a training session at the Kwini national weightlifting training center in Jakarta on Tuesday. Eko (61 kilograms) and Deni (67 kg) as well as female lifter Windy Cantika Aisah (49 kg) have a chance to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in July and August. (Antara/Hafidz Mubarak A)(right) and Deni (second right) attend a training session at the Kwini national weightlifting training center in Jakarta on Tuesday. Eko (61 kilograms) and Deni (67 kg) as well as female lifter Windy Cantika Aisah (49 kg) have a chance to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in July and August. (Antara/Hafidz Mubarak A)

Pumping iron: Indonesian lifters Eko Yuli Irawan (right) and Deni (second right) attend a training session at the Kwini national weightlifting training center in Jakarta on Tuesday. Eko (61 kilograms) and Deni (67 kg) as well as female lifter Windy Cantika Aisah (49 kg) have a chance to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in July and August. (Antara/Hafidz Mubarak A)Indonesia seems to be walking a tightrope in handling its elite athletes, with six months left to the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in July and August.In a year-end media gathering on Dec. 31, 2019, Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali said Indonesia had listed at least six qualified athletes for the 2020 Games. They are Lalu Muhammad Zohri in track and field, Eko Yuli Irawan and Windy Cantika Aisah in weightlifting, Riau Ega Agatha and Dinanda Choirunnisa in archery, as well as Vidya Rafika Rahmatan Toyyiba in...