Social Affairs Minister Appreciates and Awards Tokyo Paralympic Athletes from Indonesia
Friday, 24-September-2021 18:53
JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini has appreciated and given awards in the form of certificates and a sum of money to the Indonesian athletes competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic who have helped make the nation and country proud.
"This is an extraordinary achievement because they have fought hard, and structurally we are handling it so that we will pay attention in the form of money, even if it is not much," said the Minister of Social Affairs when delivering the certificates of appreciation to the outstanding athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics in Jakarta, on Friday (09/24/2021).
In a follow-up for these athletes, the Ministry of Social Affairs will pay attention and provide support related to training in the form of facilities and infrastructure, so that they will continue to excel in the future.
“Yesterday, together with the Minister of Youth and Sports, we communicated that we would build sports facilities in Central Java, and we prepared dormitories in the halls there that could be used as training grounds. I am sure that the achievements were not easy with all the limitations, and they were able to help raise the Indonesian flag several times at the Tokyo Paralympics," said the Minister of Social Affairs.
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On that occasion, Tri Rismaharini, also known as Risma, also did not forget to express gratitude and appreciation to the coaches and trainers of the Paralympic athletes who have produced outstanding athletes at the world level.
"They can obtain proud achievements because of the roles of the coaches and trainers who are painstaking in producing world-class athletes," said the Minister of Social Affairs.
Risma also advised that the athletes' achievements do not make them complacent, but they should continue to train to face other competitions at the world level.
“To the athletes, this is a start, and to continue to fight even harder in the upcoming Paralympics. I believe that nothing is impossible, no matter how difficult or challenging it is, we can do it as long as there is a will,” she said.
The Minister of Social Affairs asked that the achievements could be a motivation for other younger people with disabilities who may have had shortcomings and have not achieved success to continue and continue to improve.
"This is a motivation for the younger people to excel after seeing the athletes excel and become an extraordinary example, even for all of us who are said to be in normal conditions to be able to excel like these athletes," said the Minister of Social Affairs.
One of the outstanding athletes, Leani Ratri Oktila, admitted that she was proud to be able to achieve this achievement and hoped to be an inspiration for younger people who have limitations.
"I am proud to have achieved this achievement and I received an award from the Minister of Social Affairs. Hopefully this achievement will be a motivation for fellow students with disabilities to continue practicing," Leani said.
At the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, Leani Ratri Oktila won 2 gold medals in the women's doubles badminton SL3-SU5 and SL3-SU5 Mixed Doubles, and 1 silver medal in the SL4 women's singles badminton para-badminton event.
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