HEADLINE: Indonesian Athletes Exceed Target at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, What’s the Series of Records?

A total of 23 athletes represented Indonesia at the Tokyo Paralympics. With 2 gold, 3 silver, and 4 bronze, the country is ranked 43 in the final standings.

Indonesia became the third best Southeast Asian country after Thailand (5 gold, 5 silver, 8 bronze) and Malaysia (3-2-0). While China became the overall champion (96-60-51). The number of gold medals in the Bamboo Curtain Country is more than double that of runners-up Great Britain (41-38-45).

Appreciation is now waiting for the nation’s heroes. The government ensures that the prize is waiting. The value is certainly not less than that received by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic athletes.

As an illustration, gold winners get Rp 5.5 billion, silver Rp 2.5 billion and bronze Rp 1.5 billion. Bonuses are also given to coaches of outstanding athletes. The coach whose foster children won gold received Rp 2.5 billion, silver Rp 1 billion, and bronze Rp 600 million. Meanwhile, athletes and coaches who participated in the Olympics received Rp. 100 million.

“We ask the President for directions first because as before, he gave directions, for example, or the same. So I will report to the President first. But what is certain is that it is at least the same as medal winners at the Olympics. We must give appreciation to the achievements contributed by children nation, whoever he is,” said Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali.

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