Indonesian Sport Leader Bob Hasan dies of cancer
Dicky Christanto Wulandaru
The Jakarta Post
Indonesian track and field figure Mohamad Bob Hasan dies of lung cancer at the age of 89. He passed away on Tuesday morning at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital in Central Jakarta, a spokesman said.
“Pak Bob has been receiving treatment at the hospital for the last three weeks. In Thailand, he had been treated for the same illness. Indonesian Track and Field Association (PASI) spokesman Hendri Firzani said on Tuesday.
Bob Hasan, who served as trade and industry minister in Soeharto’s New Order government. Bone cancer was the initial diagnosis. But the illness spread to other parts of his body. Bob was the adopted son of General Gatot Subroto. Deputy army chief under Soekarno. After whom the army hospital is named.
The funeral service is slated to be held at the Gatot Subroto family’s private cemetery complex. In Ungaran, Semarang, Central Java, on Wednesday.
“We are now preparing a proper service for him without the presence of too many people given the pandemic situation,” Hendri said.
Bob Hasan has long been an influential figure in the country’s track and field. He has headed the PASI for more than four decades. Contribution to the sport is what he is known for.
Bob implemented rules encouraging all athletes under his watch to prioritize saving and investing rather than spending the money earned for their achievements. He didn’t hesitate to admonish an athlete. And threaten to kick him out of the PASI if the latter decided to ignore his words.
FTKLAA RESULTS (MARCH 1, 2020)
Partial Results of FTKLAA meet held in Malaysia March 1 in Kuala Lumpur. The event is for athletes Under the age of 21. Senior weights used, Electronics and wind gauge also present. The Highlight of the meet had to be the 7.87m Long Jump effort of Luqman Hakim Ramlan a leading leap for southeast Asian Rankings for 2020. This followed on well from his 7.69m win at Perak Open a few weeks ago.
Also with a new PB of 12.90m was Nurul Ashikin Binti Abas improving on her previous PB set only a few weeks ago at Perak Open of 12.80m. The jump is #2 in South East Asia this year behind SEA Games champion Parinya of Thailand 13.63m. The two athletes are trained by ‘The Record Breaker Maker’ coach himself Ahmad Salim.
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