Indonesia's sambo team met with the country's President before the Asian Games ©FIAS

Sambo athletes were among members of the Indonesian Asian Games team to meet with the country's President Joko Widodo in Jakarta.

The national team were received at the Presidential Palace before the start of the event in the capital city and Palembang on Saturday (August 18).

Indonesia Sambo Federation secretary general Sukma Every Lisa Suryadi said that the Head of State encouraged athletes to perform well at the Asian Games.

He also supposedly "expressed confidence that the national team of Indonesia will be able to enter the top 10 countries at the end of the tournament".

Sambo is making its debut on the Asian Games programme in Jakarta. 

The sambo tournament will take place from August 31 to September 1.