Asian Games, President Jokowi Believes Pencak Silat Donates More Than 2 Gold Medals

By : Ahmad Fadli And Aldi Firhand. A | Monday, August 06 2018 - 22:46 IWST

President Jokowi took a photo with Pencak Silat athletes for the Asian Games XVIII, at Padepokan Pencak Silat, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) Jakarta, Monday (6/8). (Photo: Humas / Oji)
President Jokowi took a photo with Pencak Silat athletes for the Asian Games XVIII, at Padepokan Pencak Silat, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) Jakarta, Monday (6/8). (Photo: Humas / Oji)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is optimistic that the sports division of Pencak Silat will contribute more than 2 (two) gold medals at the XVIII Asian Games, which will be held in the coming days.

President Jokowi's optimism was conveyed to the journalists after reviewing the venue of the Pencak Silat sports branch for the XVIII Asian Games, at Padepokan Pencak Silat, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) Jakarta, Monday (6/8).

"Indeed in the target conveyed by Menpora (Minister of Youth and Sports) to me, at least two gold. But I believe with this that has been shown to us all, I am sure that there will be more than two gold, "said President Jokowi.

The president, who saw the Pencak Silat training center directly at TMII, even hoped that the sports of pencak silat would get as much gold as possible.

"I believe that, God willing, because long-term training for 3 years will definitely produce a result at the 2018 Asian Games," said President Jokowi.

The president, who saw the Pencak Silat training center directly at TMII, even hoped that the sports of pencak silat would get as much gold as possible.

"I believe that, God willing, because long-term training for 3 years will definitely produce a result at the 2018 Asian Games," said President Jokowi.

As is known Pencak Silat is one of the new sports that will be contested at the 2018 Asian Games. In previous editions, Pencak Silat has never entered the four-year event.

In the Pencak Silat sports branch, the Indonesian contingent will drop in 16 numbers with details of 10 match numbers (seven sons and three daughters) and six art numbers (men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, and men's and women's teams).

Accompanying President Jokowi during the visit to the Pencak Silat Padepokan include Menpora Imam Nahrawi and Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono.

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