Haze Threatens Athletes Preparation to Face Pre PON and Regional Office 2019, This Is KONI Riau Steps


Chairman of KONI Riau, Emrizal Pakis Chairman of KONI Riau, Emrizal Pakis - The haze blanketing Riau since the last few weeks has disrupted activities. No exception for athletes who currently have to undergo intense training ahead of the Pre-PON and Regional Office in Bengkulu in November 2019.

In response to this, KONI Riau Chair Emrizal Pakis urged the trainers to pay attention to air conditions, especially for athletes who train outdoors.

"The trainer must pay attention to the development of smoke if it gets worse the initiative to take steps to take a break first. If, the smoke has improved the exercise can be continued again," Emrizal told, Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Emrizal said he was worried about the smog that had hit Riau today. Because, this haze can disrupt the schedule of athletes who will follow the 2019 Pre PON championship in a number of regions in Indonesia.

"Do not repeat the incident 5 years ago, our athletes were delayed leaving, some departed through Batam Airport, Padang and North Sumatra (North Sumatra), and some even used land routes," he said.

"If the smoke haze gets worse and interferes with visibility of flights at the Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport in Pekanbaru, this certainly reduces the chances of athletes competing in the Pre-PON," he concluded.


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