goodmorningpapua.com – A General Chair of the Provincial Management (Pengprov) of the DKI Jakarta Amateur Boxing Association (Pertina) Hengky Silatang assessed that the Papua National Sports Week (PON) XX is a barometer of Indonesian sports.
Therefore, he stressed the importance of upholding the values of sportsmanship at the Papua National Sports Week, which is scheduled to be held on October 2-15, 2021.
For him, every contingent must want to win at the biggest national sporting event. But he views that this is not the main goal of the holding of the Papua PON. Instead, It is precisely the interests of national sporting achievements that must be put forward.
“PON is a barometer and the highest sporting event in Indonesia. Our area is important, but not primary,” said Hengky, Monday.
“Hopefully at the Papua PON later everything will run smoothly. The referee’s assessment can be more selective and provide an ideal and fair assessment.
“Don’t let this PON event have other interests. Because, if that happens, it will have an impact on boxing in Indonesia,” added Hengky.
He also hopes that the Papuan PON will give birth to potential boxers who will later be able to compete on the international stage.
Previously, he suggested that the Papuan PON should be held without spectators, such as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which was held with strict health protocols in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The most ideal is without an audience. Do not let PON Papua actually harm many people. Health protocols must also be implemented strictly,” said Hengky.
“The most important thing at this time is to maintain the health of athletes. We at Pertina of DKI also implement strict procedures, because of what we are currently facing is invisible,” he concluded.