Indonesia's Archers Ready for Olympics

The Rio 2016 Olympic torch on display during a National Sports Forum seminar to discuss the legacy of the Games, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sept. 9, 2015. (Reuters Photo/Paulo Whitaker)

By : Amal Ganesha | on 6:44 PM August 01, 2016
Category : Sports, More Sports, Featured, Olympic

Jakarta. Indonesia's Olympic archery team held its first training session at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday (30/07).

Coach Deni Trisjanto said the archers were able to overcome jetlag quickly after a one-day recovery period.

"I can see the athletes were not affected by jetlag as they used their one free day to practice in the gym," Deni said in a statement issued by the Indonesian Olympic contingent.

During their first training session, the archers appeared to be in good form and they did not have any trouble adapting to the Sambadrome venue.

The coach said that he is expecting medals from the archery team.

Indonesia's first ever Olympic medal was won by the women's archery trio of Nurfitriyana Saiman, Lilis Handayani and Kusuma Wardhani when they took silver at the 1988 Seoul Games.

Indonesia is represented in Rio by three men — Ega Agatha Salsabila, Mohammed Hanif Wijaya and Hendra Purnama — and one woman, Ika Yuliana Rochmawati.

The team will participate in the qualifying round on Friday and compete in the men's group category a day later. The individual category is scheduled for Aug. 8-12.

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