Tue, 22 Aug 2000

Scholarships for shuttlers

JAKARTA (JP): Trisakti University presented scholarships to families of the 16-member Thomas Cup team in a modest ceremony at its campus Monday.

The Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) chairman Subagyo Hadisiswoyo said education was needed not only for shuttlers but also for other sportsmen to prepare for their future after retirement.

Trisakti Foundation chairman K. Sindhunata said that the education policy in Indonesia did not give chances for athletes to study and train at the same time.

"Athletes are usually forced to choose between study and sports. We must improve that system." (yan)