Arriving in Tokyo, Muhammad Zohri and Alvin Tehupeiory were welcomed by the Indonesian Embassy in Japan: Okezone Sports

TOKYO – Indonesia’s flagship sprinter, Then Muhammad Zohri and Alvin Tehupeiory, have arrived in Japan to defend the Indonesian contingent in Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Their presence at Narita Airport, Tokyo, on Sunday (25/7/2021) morning WIB, was welcomed by officials and staff of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (KBRI) in Japan.

Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia (Wadubes RI), Tri Purnajaya, said that all athletes and officials who arrived today were in good health. When they arrived at Narita Airport, Muhammad Zohri and Alvin Tehupeiory and their entourage had undergone a PCR test with a negative result for Covid19.

(Then Muhammad Zohri when he took part in the 2018 Asian Games. (Photo: Okezone)

Zohri and Alvin were accompanied by two coaches, Secretary General of NOC Indonesia Ferry Kono, Deputy Chef de Mission (CdM) for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, members of the Indonesian NOC Executive Committee and two support teams.

“Zohri and Alvin have arrived in Tokyo today. Hopefully later they can run as fast as Gundala and gain achievements at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!,” said Tri Purnajaya in a press statement received by the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo. Okayzone, Sunday (25/7/2021).

Then Muhammad Zohri will compete in the men’s 100 meters and is scheduled to compete on Saturday, 31 July 2021. Meanwhile, Alvin Tehupeiory will compete on Friday 30 July 2021 in the women’s 100 meters.

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So, how can Zohri appear at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? Zohri won a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics thanks to a sweet result at the 2019 Seiko Golden Grand Prix athletics championship at Nagai Stadium Osaka, Japan May 19, 2019.

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Zohri’s name began to gain public attention in 2018, when he made a surprise appearance at the 2018 U-20 World Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland, on July 11, 2018.

Then Muhammad Zohri

(Then Muhammad Zohri when he won a gold medal at the U-20 world championship in the 100 meter running number in 2018. (Photo: Special)

Zohri made history as the first Indonesian sprinter to win a gold medal in the 100 meter run, which is the most prestigious number in athletics.

Meanwhile, Alvin Tehupeiory escapes to Tokyo 2020 Olympics through the wildcard path. Alvin, the national record holder for the 200 meter run with a time of 23.76 seconds when competing at the 2019 National Championship in Cibinong, Bogor.

Of course the hope, maximum results can be shown both. It’s not even impossible, one of them managed to donate a medal for the Indonesian contingent at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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