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President Joko Widodo wanted a resilient basketball national team to be formed in a bid to face the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Chairing a limited meeting related to the Preparation for the Implementation of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup in the State Palace in Jakarta on Tuesday18/2), he explained that the Organizing Committee (OC) of the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2023 will be formed soon after Indonesia was officially designated as the host of the event. President Joko Widodo wants that everything from budget planning, pre-event activities, including health security and security, is ready to welcome the event. Through this event, Indonesia promotes its new face in the sector of tourism. The president also requested that the venue to be used is well prepared in accordance with the standards set by FIBA. The preparations also include dressing room seating, a wooden match court, hospitality space, an internet network, and other services. Newly paired men's pair: Mohammad Ahsan / Fajar Alfian were the decisive winners of the Indonesian men's team over Malaysia in the final of the Badminton Asia Team Championships 2020 in Manila, the Philippines on Sunday (16/2), as well as bringing Indonesia to win the Asian team championship for the third time, after 2016 and 2018. Both Ahsan and Fajar who appeared in the fourth party defeated Ong Yew Sin / Teo Ee Yi with two straight games 21-18, 21-17. It was reported that the results of the Badminton World Federation made Indonesia win 3-1 over Malaysia in the final round. Thanks to the victory of Ahsan / Fajar. Indonesia does not need to lose a player in the fifth party filled by Shesar Hiren Rhustavito who was previously scheduled to face the pair: Leong Jun Hao. The Indonesian badminton women's team qualifies for the 2020 Uber Cup finals which will take place in Aarhus, Denmark in May along with the men's team that tops the list of top Asian teams and won the Asian Badminton Team Championships in BATC 2020. As many as 16 countries will compete in the 2020 Uber Cup, namely Japan as the defending champion, Denmark as the host, and the four best teams at BATC 2020 will also qualify, namely Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia. Because Japan has entered as a defending champion, its position was replaced by China. Although withdrawing from BATC 2020, in terms of ranking, China became the most superior country in Asia. Four slots from Europe are secured by France, Germany, Scotland and Russia. Meanwhile, Three slots from Oceania, Pan America and Africa were respectively taken by Australia, Canada and Egypt. Three more slots were obtained by Indonesia, Taiwan and India based on the world’s ranking calculations. According to Indonesian Team Contingent Chairman, Achmad Budiharto in the PB PBSI website report on Monday (17.2), his side had to fight even harder, especially in women's singles. They should be able to raise young people soon. So, they could have lots of flight hours and could enter more match levels. Meanwhile, the 16 countries that will compete in the Thomas 2020 Cup finals are Denmark, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Malaysia, France, the Netherlands, Russia, England, Algeria, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, South Korea and Thailand. Indonesian lifters achieved 16 gold medals at the Asian Youth and Junior 2020 Weightlifting Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, February 13-19. Indonesian team was represented by 8 lifters in the Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship 2020. They obtained 16 gold medals and succeeded to grab 6 silver medals and one bronze. A total of 16 gold medals were presented each by Windy Cantika Aisah (three gold), Muhammad Faathir (six gold), Mohammad Yasin (one gold and two silver), Rahmat Erwin Abdullah (three gold), and Rizky Juniansyah (three gold) . The other lifters are Juliana Klarisa (55 kg) won three silver medals, Tsabitha Alfiah Ramadani (64 kg) with one silver, and one bronze medal from Putri Aulia Andriani (59 kg). Meanwhile, Minister of Youth and Sports, Zainudin Amali welcomed the arrival of young Indonesian lifters who bought up 16 gold medals at the Asian Youth and Youth Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Indonesian lifters arrived at Soekarno-Hatta Airport. In his remarks, Minister Zainudin requested that the athletes continue to try hard and focus on each championship. Moreover, some lifters are also currently collecting points to take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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