The person in charge of the Indonesian Women’s National Basketball Team, Christopher Tanuwidjaja, admitted that his team had learned a valuable lesson after being eliminated by Japan / Photo: Perbasi
HANGZHOU – The person in charge of the Indonesian Women’s National Basketball Team, Christopher Tanuwidjaja, admitted that his team had learned a valuable lesson after being eliminated by Japan. He said Japan was able to win because they played as a team and did not rely on just one or two players.
“We got a lot of good lessons from today’s match. I’m happy we got this rare opportunity. Japan showed an extraordinary class of play. Their discipline in defense, their rotation of the ball during offense, their decision in shooting, etc., they played “really as one super solid team, not relying on the abilities of just 1 or 2 people,” said Christopher Tanuwidjaja from a Perbasi release, Tuesday (3/10/2023).
The Indonesian Women’s National Basketball Team’s journey to the 2022 Asian Games had to stop in the quarter-finals. The reason is, the team coached by coach Marlina Herawan lost 47-89 to Japan at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, Hangzhou, China, Monday (2/10/2023) evening WIB.
Christopher Tanuwidjaja explained that Japan has almost the same height as the Indonesian Women’s National Basketball Team and is valuable capital to be able to appear in the next tournament. Even though the results were disappointing, many spectators were present to support their team playing.
“This is a very good lesson for us, especially with the average body size of our team being almost the same as Japan. What was surprising tonight was that around 12,000 spectators came to the field to watch our game vs Japan at the Hangzhou Olympic Center, and almost all of them supported the team Indonesia,” he added.