Londa beats fever ahead of games

Indonesian long jumper Maria Natalia Londa has already faced her first challenge since arriving in Rio for this year's Olympics games, beating a sudden fever that has hampered her preparations.

The 25-year-old won gold at the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon in South Korea, and added another two gold medals to her tally at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.

Londa came down with the fever on Tuesday and took the day off to recover, but now needs to be at her best in time for the Women's Long Jump qualifying round on Wednesday the 17th.

"[Maria] needs two days recovery and we have to start training quickly as we're running out of time," coach Ketut Pageh said in a statement on Wednesday.

"We had late progress caused by a delay to processing for training facilities and equipment, so it has hampered Maria's preparation. But, I've told her not to lose the game before we even start it."

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