Jakarta (ANTARA) - All athletes are physically and mentally acceptable to springiness it their champion successful the 2023 ASEAN Para Games successful Cambodia connected June 3-9, 2023, said Chef de Mission (CdM) of the Indonesian contingent Andi Herman.
"There is simply a enactment squad consisting of psychologists, masseurs, doctors, and different supporting officials, who ever travel the athletes and support their condition, truthful that they are acceptable to compete," Herman noted during the Indonesian National Paralympic Committee’s (NPC’s) property merchandise received connected Tuesday.
He affirmed that Indonesia is attempting to marque past by aiming to go the champion of 3 consecutive ASEAN Para Games editions.
The Indonesian contingent is targeted to triumph astatine slightest 121 golden medals to apical the medal standings.
The state has sent 286 athletes to enactment successful 12 sports: para-athletics, para-badminton, para-table tennis, para-swimming, powerlifting, unsighted judo, para-chess, sitting volleyball, cerebral palsy football, boccia, wheelchair basketball, and goalball.
"The people is based connected the appraisal and results of grooming and try-outs truthful far. The people is higher than the erstwhile 1 erstwhile we were the big (of the ASEAN Para Games 2022), which was 104 golden medals," CdM stated.
At 2 earlier editions of the ASEAN Para Games, Indonesia ever topped the medal standings.
Indonesia secured 126 golden medals, 75 metallic medals, and 50 bronze medals astatine the 2017 ASEAN Para Games successful Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The state successfully defended its rubric arsenic the wide champion erstwhile it hosted the 2022 ASEAN Para Games successful Solo City, Central Java Province, by winning 175 golden medals, 144 metallic medals, and 107 bronze medals.
The 2022 ASEAN Games was the 11th variation of the para games, which was initially acceptable to beryllium hosted by Vietnam successful 2021 but was canceled owed to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Chairperson of the Indonesian National Paralympic Committee (NPC), Senny Marbun, is optimistic that the Indonesian contingent tin apical the medal standings astatine the 2023 ASEAN Para Games successful Cambodia, thereby becoming the wide champion of the para games for 3 consecutive editions.
"We person prepared everything carefully. With God’s help, we are definite that we tin go the wide champion (of the ASEAN Para Games) 3 times successful a row," helium added.
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