Indonesia`s swimming team targets four gold medals at Asian Para Games

Indonesia`s swimming team targets four gold medals at Asian Para Games

Indonesian swimmer with disabilities (Antara foto/(MOHAMMAD AYUDHA)

Jakarta, (ANTARA News) - The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) Indonesia swimming team has set a target of winning four gold medals in the Asian Para Games 2018 scheduled here from October 6-13.

"For the para swimming event we set a target of four gold medals. We hope it will be achieved," NPC Indonesia swimming coach Dimin told Antara here on Tuesday.

He said 28 swimmers would be fielded consisting of 18 men and 10 women adding "until now training is still ongoing although it has been reduced."

Previously they trained nine times a week but now as the event has been near they train only six times a week, he said.

He said all training sessions have been held at the national training center in Solo, Central Java.

All of the teams plan to depart for Jakarta on September 30 to follow classication on October 2-5.

Dimin said there are 135 events to be contested in the Games but althletes have to follow classification first to know which events they can participate.

"Besides physical training ceetainly we must also continue to given them motivation to make them really be ready physically and mentally," he said.

Indonesia expects gold medals especially from Jendy Panggabean, Laura Dinda and Suci Indriyani "but I hope all athletes could perform the best for Indonesia. We hope our target will be achieved or even surpassed" Dimin said.

Reporting by Rr. Cornea Khairany
Editing by Yoseph Haryadi