Indonesia won its first two gold medals in badminton in Barcelona 1992, and since then this sport has not stopped adding successes and medals for the country
JAKARTA – Five cows, land, an apartment and free coffee for a lifetime are some of the awards that will receive the women’s badminton pair of Indonesia who won gold in the Tokyo Olympics.
The Indonesian archipelago, where this racket sport is almost a religion, vibrated on Monday with the victory of the female duo formed by Apriyani rahayu Y Greysia polii in the final of the tournament against the Chinese couple (21-19, 21-15).
The Indonesian President, Joko widodo, congratulated the athletes on social networks after a “tough and exciting game” and whose victory, according to the president, is a gift in advance of Independence Day, which is celebrated on August 17.
The government will award 5,000 million Indonesian rupees (almost $ 350,000 or about 295,000 euros) to the winners, who will also receive a flat in the capital, a gift from a real estate developer, as well as phones or indefinite magazine subscriptions.
A coffee shop in Jakarta also announced that it will offer champions free coffee for life.
For his part, the district chief of Konawe, on the island of Sulawesi, from where it is natural Apriyani He told the Tempo news portal that the local administration will give him five cows and a piece of land to build a home for the Olympic champion.
Indonesia won its first two gold medals in badminton –in the men’s and women’s singles category– at the 1992 Olympics held in Barcelona, and since then this sport has not stopped adding successes and medals for the country.