Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) watched three badminton matches at Cenderawasih Sports Center in Jayapura City before wrapping up the XVI Papua National Paralympic Week (Peparnas) at Mandala Stadium on Saturday evening (standard time) from eastern Indonesia).
Spectators warmly greeted the president as he entered the sports center with Minister of Youth and Sports Zainudin Amali, head of the Indonesian National Paralympic Committee (CNP), Senny Marbun and other officials.
Jokowi seemed excited to see the best para-badminton players compete in the final matches of the XVI Papua Peparnas.
Every now and then he would burst into applause when players hit smashes.
In addition, he occasionally chatted with Minister Amali and the head of the AFN.
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The president first watched the men’s singles match SU5 between Dheva Anrimusti (West Java) and Suryo Nugroho (Central Java). Anrimusti, who won silver in the same category at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, won the match with a score of 21-17, 21-14.
Meanwhile, in the second match, Subhan (Central Java) and Dimas Tri Aji (West Java) fought for the SU6 title in men’s singles.
The Central Java player snatched the gold medal after beating his opponent with a score of 21-12, 21-15.
The last match was played by Wiwin Andri (Jakarta) and Supriadi (Central Java). Andri won the match with a score of 21-19, 21-13.
This year, Peparnas, the quadrennial national sporting event for people with disabilities, saw the participation of 3,609 athletes from all provinces of Indonesia except West Sulawesi.
Twelve sports were played in Peparnas, which was organized by the city of Jayapura and the district of Jayapura: powerlifting, athletics, boccia, badminton, chess, judo, shooting, archery, swimming, cerebral palsy football, tennis in wheelchairs and table tennis.
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