Tim Indonesia have started to return home following their participation at the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam. On Saturday (21/5) morning, a delegation of athletes, coaches, and officials from six sports - Archery, Athletics, Bowling, Swimming, Taekwondo, and Wrestling - arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
They were welcomed by Raja Sapta Oktohari, President of the National Olympic Committee of Indonesia (NOC Indonesia), Chandra Bhakti, Deputy IV the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and Jadi Rajagukguk, of NOC Indonesia's Executive Committee.
Okto expressed his gratitude for the the whole delegation, athletes, coaches, and officials.
"You are heroes that have given us hope," said Okto.
"Thank you for your effort, I extend a warm welcome for you and your families," Okto added.
"Athletes are the tip of the spear. But, they need someone to hold them and throw them at the right target. That's why coaches and officials in National Federations (NFs) are important. I want to thank all of you for your amazing work," Okto said with a big smile.
Okto closed the event with a message.
"SEA Games is a stepping stone for bigger and better things. We need to work even harder to make sure that the Indonesian national anthem and flag will be heard and flown in other multi-events," Okto concluded.