Jakarta, Baranews.co – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) expressed his highest appreciation for achievements made by West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) runner, Muhammad Zohri, became the 100 meter international athletics champion of the Association of Athelthic Federation (IAAF) 2018 in Finland on Wednesday (11/7).
“Of course we are proud of a nation of children who can become champions. I think not just me, but all the people of Indonesia feel very happy to be proud, “said President Jokowi told reporters after attending the Commemoration of the 71nd National Cooperative Day in 2018, at Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD, Tangerang, Banten, 12/7) morning.
The President believes that the victories such as those written by Lalu Muhammad Zohri, like yesterday from badminton, will be the capital for the 2018 Asian Games.
Indonesian sprinter Then 18-year-old Muhammad Zohri won a gold medal with a time of 10.18 seconds at the 100 meters UA World Championship UA IAAF, in Tampere, Finland, Wednesday (11/7).
Zohri outperformed favorite champions such as the American duo, Anthony Schwartz (10.22) and Eric Harrison (10.22) and South African sprinter Thembo Monareng (10.23). While the British athlete, Dominic Ashwell recorded time of 10.25 seconds
Zohri dropped in the final with the title of Asian U20 champion, last June with a best time of 10.27 seconds sharpened in Jakarta to 10.25. But in the semifinals, Zohri was able to record a time of 10.24 seconds, just 0.05 seconds behind the US athlete, Anthony Schwartz. But in the final, Zohri able to skyrocket and overcome two major competitors from the US origin. (DND / ES) /setkab.go.id/swh