Asian Games (triathlon) - Indonesia faces strong rivals from Japan

Asian Games (triathlon) - Indonesia faces strong rivals from Japan

Japan's Triathlon athlete Takahashi Yuko poses to the camera after receiving the gold medal at the women's Triathlon category of the Asian Games 2018 in Jakabaring Sport City, Palembang, South Sumatra on Friday Aug 31. (ANTARA Photo/INASGOC/Andi Rambe)

Palembang, S Sumata (ANTARA News) - Indonesia can pin its hope only on Muhammad Ahlul Firman for a medal in the men`s triathlon event of the Asian Games 2018 in the Jakabaring Sports City, Palembang, on Saturday.

Ahlul is one of 33 athletes competing to win a gold medal in the men`s triathlon category, which will be contested at around 07:30 a.m Western Indonesian Standard Time (WIB).
The 2018 Asian Games match will be a challenge for the 21-year athlete. So far, his experience in elite triathlon class that uses the Olympic distance standard is only once, namely at the Asian championship in Palembang in 2017.
At that time, Ahlul was ranked 31. Meanwhile, his opponents were very strong, especially from Japan. Japan will field two athletes, namely Jumpei Furuya and Makoto Odakura. *** 4 ***

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