Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'aruf Amin expressed gratitude to Indonesian athletes competing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics through a message delivered directly via video call to Indonesia Chef de Mission Rosan P. Roeslani, on Tuesday (July 3).

"I want to express my gratitude on behalf of the nation and the country for all of your best work at the Olympics," Amin noted in an official statement from the Vice President Secretariat Office, Wednesday.

During the video call, Amin had the opportunity to directly converse with weightlifter Rahmat Erwin Abdullah and badminton athlete Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, who won a bronze medal, and also badminton women's doubles pair Greysia Polii-Apriyani Rahayu, who brought home the first gold medal for Indonesia.

"Ginting, congratulations Ginting. Also, congratulations to Greys and Apri. We are all very proud of you," Amin affirmed.

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The vice president was also moved by the achievements of Indonesian athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics held ahead of the 76th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Indonesia.

"At a time when we are celebrating our independence in the midst of a pandemic, we say thank you to our athletes, especially in badminton and weightlifting. I feel heartened by your achievements in the Olympics," he stated.

Meanwhile, Roeslani expressed gratitude for the vice president's attention through the video call. He said his team will continue to evaluate the various sports competitions at the Olympics.

"Thank you, Mr. vice president, we are continuously evaluating the games. We are all gathered right now. God willing, by tomorrow (Wednesday, July 8), we will fly back to Jakarta," Roeslani stated.

Also present during the video call were General Chairman of the Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) Raja Sapta Oktohari, women's doubles badminton coach Eng Hian, and weightlifting coach Erwin Abdullah.

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Indonesia’s medals tally comprised a gold medal from the Greysia Polii-Apriyani Rahayi pair, a silver medal from Eko Yuli Irawan, and three bronze medals from Windy Cantika Aisah, Rahmat Erwin Abdullah, and Anthony Ginting.
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