Wushu athlete Nadya Permata practices outside her apartment in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Pandemic Not a Reason to Stop Practicing

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

JUNE 10, 2020

Indonesian wushu athlete Nadya Permata has been practicing on her own in whatever open spaces she could find around her apartment complex in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, since the capital city went into semi-lockdown from the coronavirus in April. 

"There are very few wushu training centers in Jakarta, some of them are located inside malls," she said on Wednesday. 

The silver medalist in the 2018 Wushu Junior World Championship had been preparing for the 20th National Games (PON XX) in Papua that was due to be held in October before it was postponed this year. 

"Even though PON XX has been postponed until 2021, I still need to maintain my body flexibility. Pandemic is not a reason to stop practicing," she said.

Nadya Permata warms up before training. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Nadya Permata warms up before training. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Nadya Permata poses her signature wushu sword form. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Nadya shows her signature wushu sword form. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Nadya practices her body flexibility. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Nadya needs to keep her body flexible even though there are no tournaments for her to compete in. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Nadya practices with her long spear. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Nadya practices with a long spear. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Nadya jumps as she practices her signature spear move. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Nadya's signature jump-and-spear move. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Nadya jumps with her sword during pratice outside her apartment in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta on Wednesday (10/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A sword jump. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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