Heru Gives Bonuses to Jakarta Athletes at 31st SEA Games
Reported by Aldi Geri Lumban Tobing | Translated by Nugroho Adibrata
Jakarta Acting Governor, Heru Budi Hartono gave awards to athletes from Jakarta who won achievements at the 31st SEA Games in Vietnam, 2022. On this occasion, he sent his appreciation and advised the athletes not to become complacent about the results that had been achieved.
Thank you to the 123 athletes who fought at the SEA Games in Vietnam yesterday
"Thank you to the 123 athletes who fought at the SEA Games in Vietnam yesterday. Congrats to the winner, use this as motivation to strengthen your capacity as an athlete. Hopefully, it can inspire and be a whipping spirit for others," he expressed, as quoted by Jakarta PPID's press release, Wednesday (5/3).
Aside that, he also handed over bonuses symbolically to the athletes who have made Indonesia proud on the international stage and the coaches who have guided and accompanied their athletes to achieve the best results.Towards PON XXI, KONI Inaugurates Tagline Jakarta Datang, Jakarta Menang
"Thank you also to the coaches and officials, who have struggled in guiding our children in Jakarta to become representatives who have made the nation's name proud on the international stage. Surely, it wasn't easy because at that time you had to practice while maintaining health protocols," he explained.
As a form of attention and appreciation, the Jakarta Government has allocated bonuses for outstanding athletes through 2023 City Budget (APBD).
"This year, we have budgeted a morning bonus for outstanding athletes. Hopefully, it can motivate them to train even harder and also be an encouragement to make achievement. My message is, keep up the enthusiasm for training and chase your dreams in more prestigious events. again. We (Jakarta Government) will keep supporting existing sports talents to reach their best potential," he concluded.
Jakarta Youth and Sports Agency Head, Andri Yansah explained this bonus was given to increase motivation to achieve higher achievements.
"The honor and pride of the nation and state is prioritized and far more important, but with bonuses, it will be one of the concerns for outstanding athletes," he added.
As for the information, at the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, 499 athletes from Indonesia participated, of which 123 (24%) came from Jakarta. Indonesia won 69 gold, 91 silver, and 81 bronze medals, of which 31 gold medals (45%) were contributed by athletes from Jakarta. It brings Jakarta the biggest contributor in its contribution to national sports achievements.
The Jakarta Government provides a total bonus of 9.5 billion with details:
- Individual Gold worth Rp 200 million, Individual Silver 100 million rupiah, and Individual Bronze 60 million
- Double Gold worth Rp 200 million, Double Silver Rp 80 million, and Double Bronze Rp 60 million
- Gold team Rp 100 million, Silver team Rp 50.5 million, and Bronze team Rp 30.5 million