IODI to Send Team to Breaking World Championship - Indonesia Olympic Commitee

IODI to Send Team to Breaking World Championship

NOC Indonesia Member News   23 Nov 2021

The Indonesian Dancesport Association (IODI) will send three athletes to compete in Paris's WDSF World Championship Breaking on Dec. 4-5.

Nur Oktavian of Yogyakarta and Hanafi of East Java will compete in 1v1 b-boys adult, while the 2019 SEA Games gold medalist Dwi Cindy Desyana will compete in 1v1 b-girls adult.

Secretary-general of IODI, Ni Made Suparmi, said they were the best athletes in the national selection, organized in October. They have undergone a training camp for one month before departing to Paris.

The IODI delegation came to the Olympic Committee of Indonesia's headquarters to report its plan and introduce the team. The delegation was welcomed by the Executive Committee members Indra Gamulya and Ismail Ning, Vice Secretary-general Wijaya M. Noeradi, and Head of Sports Development Commission Calvin Legawa.

Chairman of IODI Heru Sutantio said the athletes would try their best in the event for Indonesia.

"First of all, I would like to thank the Olympic Committee of Indonesia for the reception. The athletes will go to Paris with high spirit as they will bear Indonesia in their hearts. We hope they can realize their ambition to win the competition for Indonesia," Heru said Tuesday.

Indra said the athletes should not lose their spirit because they could not fly the Red-and-White flag in Paris.

"Even though you can't fly our flag, you are still fighting for Indonesia, no matter what. So, I hope you can show a good attitude and a good fighting spirit. It's essential. Take care of yourself. Keep healthy. I wish you the best, and I hope you can bring home medals," he said.

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