Govt to build centralized training center in Cibubur, East Jakarta

Govt to build centralized training center in Cibubur, East Jakarta

Indonesian weightlifter Windy Cantika Aisah (right) during a training session. (ANTARA FOTO/Sigid Kurniawan/rwa/RA) 

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The government will build a centralized training facility in Cibubur, East Jakarta for athletes from different sports disciplines in preparation for the Olympics, Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali has revealed.

The construction of the training center is not only aimed at improving national sports achievements at the Olympics, but also at providing national athletes a single training area, he informed.

However, the training center would be specialized only for the country's leading sports that athletes have consistently competed in at the Olympics, such as weightlifting, athletics, and archery, he said.

Regarding badminton, the minister said that the facilities provided at the PBSI national badminton training camp (pelatnas) in Cipayung are complete enough and only need some repair.

"We will place the leading sports in one training camp. It (the training camp) will be built by the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR)," he disclosed on Wednesday.

The training camp would provide complete facilities, such as lodgings, jogging tracks, and other amenities focused on sports science, he informed.

He said his ministry will follow developed countries in providing the services of psychologists and nutritionists at the training camp to help the athletes prepare both physically and mentally.

The ministry will pay attention to the athletes' education and will also fulfill the athletes' needs so they can focus on training, Amali added.

He said he hoped that with quality planning and coaching and provision of complete facilities, the training camp in Cibubur can improve national sports achievements, especially in the Olympics.
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