goodmorningpapua.com – Papua has the honor to hold the 20th National Sports Week (PON). PON XX Papua 2021 is taking place from 2 to 15 October.
The euphoria of PON XX Papua 2021 arouses the spirit of sports in Papua. Sports observer in Papua, Dominggus Mampioper, said that there are several sports [Cabor] very closely related to Papuan culture and having the potential to be famous in the eyes of the entire archipelago besides football.
It’s just that, said Dominggus, it needs intense guidance considering the government has built special facilities such as cricket, baseball and rowing.
“These sports have potential, but once again they need fostering. We know that the venue has been built magnificently, so that it won’t be redundant after the PON must be functioned by conducting coaching there (venue),” said Dominggus in Jayapura, Papua, Wednesday (6/06/2011). 10/2021).
Dominggus said boxing, athletics, and shot put had become the mainstay sports of Papua because they were very attached to Papuan culture. Then, rowing is identical to the Papuan people who are on the coast and lakes who have a fisherman livelihood.
“Semang’s rowing habit has the potential to make rowing a potential sport in Papua. There are men’s boats and women’s boats. That’s why the Papua Rowing athlete from Sentani who won the gold medal in XX PON he showed this potential,” he explained.
The latest sport that has emerged and can be proud of again is roller skates. Even though it is a new sport that Papua is participating in, with one gold medal won by Papuan athletes it proves that Papua can do it.
“So, actually whatever sport has potential in Papua. It’s just like I said back to do coaching, especially since we have been supported by venue facilities for a good and complete place to practice, now this must be used to the fullest,” said Dominggus.