Perbasi Eyeing Slots for 3×3 Basketball at the Tokyo Olympics – Perbasi is still eyeing the Tokyo Olympics 2021 slot for the basketball number 3×3. The Secretary General of Perbasi, Nirmala Dewi, said that his organization is now eager to secure the slot after receiving subsidies from the National Olympic Committee Association which was distributed by the Indonesian Olympic Committee last December.
Perbasi Eyeing Slots for 3×3 Basketball at the Tokyo Olympics
tandemvolunteering – Nirmala Dewi ensured Perbasi was very grateful for getting a subsidy that could help their efforts to secure tickets to the Olympics in Tokyo.
“This is very good and I am sure other federations that also get subsidies are grateful because this is very helpful in a situation like now,” said Nirmala Dewi, as quoted on the official website of the Indonesian Olympic Committee.
Perbasi has prepared the women’s team to take part in the Olympic qualifying tournament which will be held in Graz, Austria, from 26 to 30 May 2021. The athletes are currently conducting the national training in Surabaya.
However, with the large-scale social restrictions that are being implemented by the government, Nirmala Dewi feels that it could hinder the implementation of the National Training Team to prepare athletes for the Tokyo Olympics.
“If there are more restrictions, I think it will be very difficult for us to hold a national plate. However, we will find a solution to keep training,” he said.
Towards the Olympics, Asian Cup and World Cup
Apart from the tournament in Austria, there will be a University Olympics qualifying tournament in Budapest, Hungary, on April 24-26.
For the first time, Indonesia will take part in the Olympic qualifiers for basketball 3×3, in which the women’s team which is ranked 24th in the world will be eligible to take part.
“The women’s team has performed quite well. This team won a silver medal at the 2019 SEA Games. We want to improve our performance because Indonesia will also host the 2021 FIBA Asian Cup and the 2023 FIBA World Cup,” said the Perbasi Secretary General.