Indonesia sets aim to turn altogether champion in SEA Games

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesia has set a aim to turn a altogether champion of a 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia.

“Indonesia, as a large country, wish to turn a altogether champions,” President Joko Widodo pronounced here on Monday.

The boss delivered a matter after assembly a Indonesian fortuitous during a Jakarta Presidential Palace formidable on Monday.

“All countries have prepared their athletes good to contest in a 2017 SEA Games. They wish to turn champions,” he stated.

The SEA Games, however, are partial of a nations preparations to boost athletes opening before to a 2018 Games.

“The appearance in unchanging competitions hold in a nation from an early age becomes a pivotal to victory,” a boss noted.

“A good foe complement should be grown in all branches of sports in an try to urge a opening of athletes,” he remarked.

The Indonesian supervision has prepared a group of 755 athletes to contest in a biennial sports event.

The Indonesian fortuitous to a SEA Games consists of 534 athletes, 166 coaches, and managers, as good as 55 ancillary personnel.

In a 2015 SEA Games, Indonesia collected 47 bullion medals to finish during a fifth position after altogether champion Thailand during a initial position, Singapore during a second, Vietnam during a third, and Malaysia during a fourth.

In a all-time SEA Games award table, Indonesia sits in a tip dual after participating in 20 SEA Games, with a sum of 1,714 bullion medals given a entrance in 1977. Meanwhile, personality Thailand has collected a sum of 2,089 bullion medals from 28 Games given 1959.

The Malaysian SEA Games will embody 38 sports, respectively, a 208 men’s foe events, 177 women’s events, and doubles.

The 38 sports enclosed after rejecting from a SEA Games 2015 in Singapore are cricket (T20 and T50), lane cycling, futsal, hockey, ice skating, karate (kumite and words), grass bowl, Muaythai, and men’s weightlifting.

Meanwhile, a sports that are separated include of canoeing, building ball, rowing, softball, and dragon boats.

During a events, a sum of 1,332 medals will be distributed, that includes 403 bullion medals.(*)

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