Mon, 14 Aug 2000

Riantini, Irne join Olympic bridge team

SEMARANG (JP): Riantini, the silver medalist at the 15th National Games, and Irne Korengkeng were included on the women's national bridge team for the Olympic Bridge competition at Maastricht, the Netherlands, starting on Aug. 27.

Riantini and Irne will join Lusye Boyoh/Elita Sofyan and Vera Damayanti/Lany Lim. Indonesia also will send their senior and junior players to the event.

Riantini said on Saturday she was selected to join the team not because she was a silver medalist at the 15th National Games, but because she was a long-time participant of the national training center.

"I was selected to go to the Netherlands after it was decided that I was a national player who has trained for a long time at the Jakarta training camp," Riantini said.

Riantini has performed well in national bridge events, winning the Pahlawan Cup in Surabaya and being a member of the best team during the KSAL Cup.

"My participation in the Netherlands will be my first time in an international competition," Riantini said. (har)