Papuan Rowing Team Mourns, Goodbye “Mrs. Rosa” – Towards the implementation of the National Sports Week (PON) XX which only left a matter of days, the Papuan rowing team was shrouded in sorrow news. One of their coaches, Rosmina Sanggrangbano, passed away due to illness, Friday (17/9/21) morning.

The passing away of the former national rowing athlete left a deep sadness among Papuan women rowing athletes.

Rosmina Sangggrangbano, who during her life was familiarly  called Mrs. Rosa, was known as a cold-handed coach and was very close to her foster children.

The trainer, who is also a lecturer or lecturer at FKIP Penjaskesrek, University of Cenderawasih (Uncen) is on the Papua rowing team specifically dealing with rowing numbers.

One of the women rowing athletes from Papua who was trained by Mrs. Rosa, Urina Logo, felt the most shock with the passing away of her coach.

Urina became a rowing athlete thanks to Mrs. Rosa who was also her lecturer. From football, she brought Urina to be a potential rowing athlete since 2017, and managed to donate a medal at the 2019 Pre PON.

“I knew her from college, Mrs. Rosa was my lecturer, she was the one who invited me to join the rowing of football. Thanks to her, in 2017 I joined the rowing team and got a medal at the 2019 Pre-PON,” said Urina.

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He said that Mrs. Rosa was a disciplined and firm coach, and capable of motivating her athletes. Before dying, Urina admitted that she had received the last message from the deceased.

“I accompanied Mother when she was getting sick in Jakarta, she accompanied us at the National Training Center. At that time, she advised us to train even harder and have to get a medal in the PON later, “said Urina.

She promised to fight as much as possible to present a gold medal for the Papuan contingent and as an offering for the services of the deceased in the Papuan rowing team.

“That has been our target. She also hopes that we can donate medals for Papua,” she said.

Ivon Dike, one of Papua’s rowing athletes, said that Mrs. Rosa (Rosmina Sanggrangbano’s nickname) is a good coach and is willing to sacrifice anything for the sake of her athletes.

“Ms. Rosa is a very extraordinary person, because she can act as a coach, a mother and as a friend, where she always takes the time to listen to the hearts of her athletes. My mother has been training since 2009,” said Ivon.

Meanwhile, one of the national rowing athletes in the Papua rowing team, Stevani Maysche Ibo, also assessed that Mrs. Rosa was a good coach and was close to the athletes.

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“Rosa’s mother is a good coach who always gets along well with her athletes. Mother is an extraordinary coach,” said Vani.

The plan is that Mrs. Rosa’s body will be buried in her hometown in Genyem, Jayapura Regency. Goodbye the legend of Paddle Papua!. Your services will always be remembered.

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