Jekson Karmela, a Fort of Champion in Ring Muay Thai – Jekson Karmela, a Papuan athlete of Muay Thai born in Dobo, November 22, 1996, does not come from a sports family. But he was bent to become a fighter. Jekson started getting to know the sport of Muay Thai since he was in the 3rd grade of high school in Mimika Regency, starting on a whim.

From there, Jekson’s talent as a potential fighter began to be detected. In 2015, he represented Mimika Regency performing at the National Championship in Makassar. Even though it was his first championship, he immediately succeeded to become the third winner or won a bronze medal.

A year later, the fighter growing up in Timika joined the Papua PON squad and appeared in the National League V in Subang, West Java. In that event, he won a silver medal. He succeeded to maintain the same achievement again when he competed in PON XIX of West Java in 2016. Again he brought home a silver medal for Papua. After the West Java PON, Jekson returned in order for finalizing his task by participating in a number of tournaments and he managed to attain achievements both at the national and international levels.

The many achievements he has made include 1st place in Muaythai One Night Sariater West Java 2017, 3rd place International Thailand Martial Art 2017, 1st place West Java National Championship 2017, 1st place Bogor National Championship 2017, and 3rd place WMF Thailand World Championship 2018 .

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Not only that, he also won 1st place in the Surabaya East Java National League 2018, 1st place at the 2018 Banten Student National Championship, 1st place at the 2018 DKI Jakarta National Championship, best athlete 2018, 2nd place at the 2018 Khmer Cambodian World Championship, and 1st place at the 2018 Khmer Cambodia World Championship. Bogor National 2019. And, at PON XX at home, Jekson was determined to fight to the death to present a gold medal for the Papuan contingent.

Meanwhile, aPapuan Muay Thai coach who is also ranked 1st in national muay thai coach, Donny Ayorbaba, admitted that Jekson would be one of their mainstays in PON XX in the 57 kg class. The General Chair of the Papuan Muay Thai Pengprov, Kenius Kogoya, is also optimistic that Jekson and his colleagues can get the best achievements in PON XX.

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