President Jokowi Presents Awards to 2020 Tokyo Olympic Athletes
Date 13 Agustus 2021
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Friday (13/08), welcomed Indonesian contingent who have competed at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java province.
The President expressed gratitude for the safe arrival of all athletes of the Indonesian contingent in the country.
“The people and I are very proud of your fight and hard work that you have done in Tokyo. Thank you to all athletes, coaches, officials, companions, and chefs-de-mission, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Japan, and all parties that have made this event successful,” he said.
Specifically, the Head of State also once again congratulated and expressed appreciation to athletes who have succeeded to win medals for Indonesia.
“Thank you for the gold medal given by women’s doubles badminton pair. It continues the tradition of (achieving) Olympic gold medals in badminton for Indonesia. Once again, congratulations for the champions, gold medal won by women’s doubles pair Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu,” he said.
The President also congratulated and expressed appreciation to Eko Yuli Irawan who won silver medal in men’s 61-kilogram weightlifting event and to bronze medal winners, namely Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in badminton men’s singles, Windy Cantika Aisah in women’s 49-kilogram weightlifting, and Rahmat Erwin Abdullan in men’s 73-kilogram weightlifting.
On that occasion, the President also gave bonus as an award for the athletes and their coaches.
“For gold medal winners, (the bonus is) Rp5.5 billion. For silver medal winner, Rp2.5 billion. For bronze medal winners, Rp1.5 billion. Bonus is also given to coaches and athletes who did not win medals,” he said.
Closing his statement, the President expressed hope that the achievements made by Indonesian athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can inspire Indonesian people.
“I hope the achievements that you made can be an inspiration, can be an example, can be a drive and motivation for athletes and all of our people to continue to work hard, make achievements, and give the best to their nation and country,” he remarked.
In the meantime, Minister of Youth and Sports Zainudin Amali in his report stated that at the most prestigious sports event in the world, Indonesian contingent, consisted of 28 athletes and 26 officials, participated in eight sports events, namely badminton, weightlifting, archery, athletics, surfing, shooting, rowing, and swimming.
Indonesia, Zainudin added, won five medals, particularly one gold medal, one silver medal, and three bronze medals.
The 28 athletes who competed at the Tokyo Olympics are:
- Eko Yuli Irawan, Deni, Rahmat Erwin Abdullah, Windy Cantika Aisah, and Nurul Akmal in weightlifting;
- Lalu Muhammad Zohri and Alvin Tehupeiory in athletics;
- Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Jonathan Christie, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Mohammad Ahsan, Hendra Setiawan, Gregoria Mariska Tunjung, Greysia Polii, Apriyani Rahayu, Praveen Jordan, and Melati Daeva Oktavianti;
- Mutiara Rahma Putri and Melani Putri in rowing;
- Vidya Rafika Rahmatan Toyyiba in shooting;
- Diananda Choirunisa, Riau Ega Salsabila, Arif Dwi Pangestu, and Alviyanto Bagas Prastayadi in archery;
- Aflah Fadlan Prawira and Azzahra Permatahani in swimming; and
- Rio Waida in surfing. (DH/LW)