Papua Gets Ready to Hold Poprov, Selecting the Potential Athletes for Aceh PON – An Indonesian National Sports Committee (KONI) Papua will hold a Provincial Sports Week (Poprov) to recruit potential athletes for the XXI Aceh National Sports Week (PON) in 2024.

A Secretary General of KONI Papua, Kenius Kogoya, said that the Papua Poprov would be held in June-July 2022. “The closest event, next year we will do Poprov, around June or July we will definitely do it,” said Kenius in Jayapura, Monday, November 22, 2021.

Kenius explained that the implementation of Poprov Papua aims to select potential or talented athletes to be prepared for the XXI PON in Aceh. This step is also intended so as Papua is better prepared to face the upcoming PON.

“The time is very short for PON Aceh in 2024, we will prepare them (athletes) for two years through Poprov,” said Kenius.

Kenius hopes that the Regency/City Government can prepare athletes to participate in the 2022 Poprov early. “Through this Poprov there will be great new athletes, who can be selected, so that next year we will start Poprov,” he said.

In addition to the Poprov agenda, continued Kenius, Papua also participated in the national championship. “There will also be a national agenda next year, such as the national championship and so on. It is possible that several sports will definitely be participated,” added Kenius. Previously, Papua succeeded to hold PON XX and Peparnas XVI in 2021. In PON, Papua managed to occupy the 4th position, while in Peparnas became the overall champion.

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