Surabaya, East Java (ANTARA) - Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali has invited the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) and sports education professor Tandiyo Raharjo to collaborate on developing sports science to improve the performance of national athletes.

"There is (a hydrodynamics laboratory) at BRIN, so we discussed several things that can be collaborated with universities for the future," Amali said when he visited BRIN's office at the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) campus, Surabaya, on Friday.

During his visit, Amali also reviewed the hydrodynamics laboratory, which, according to him, can be used to develop sports science to support athletes' performance, especially in water sports, such as swimming, diving, and rowing.

"This is something very fortunate because the Sports Minister has concerns about the development of sports science to support athletes' performance," Raharjo said.

Meanwhile, the Dean of the Sports Education Faculty of Semarang State University (UNS) expressed optimism that the achievements of Indonesian athletes will be stronger with the support of sports science development.

Head of the BRIN's Energy and Manufacturing Research Organization, Haznan Abimanyu, said that his party is open to collaborating with universities, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and other institutions.

"All facilities at BRIN can be used to support the performance of athletes; we can also support the training of athletes, sports equipment, and special needs for the athletes themselves," Abimanyu said.

He pointed out that in addition to having a hydrodynamics laboratory, BRIN also has many other supporting facilities that can be used to measure athletes' performance.

"BRIN is ready to work with the Youth and Sports Ministry to support the performance of athletes in various fields of sports," he added.

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