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SEA Games: Papuan athletes win 15 medals for Indonesia

Jayapura, The Indonesia Post – Thirteen athletes from Papua claimed 15 medals for the Indonesian contingent at the 32nd SEA Games in Cambodia.

“Papuan athletes have made an extraordinary contribution to make Indonesia proud in the international arena and this is the prayer and hope of the Papuan people,” Chair of the Indonesian National Sports Committee (KONI) of Papua Province¬†Kenius Kogoya¬†said here on Thursday.

Sports achievements at the international level, at the SEA Games, for instance, are a matter of pride for Papua, he added.

The Papuan athletes who won gold medals included Priska Madelyn Nugroho in women’s individual and team tennis, Maria Corazon Konjep Wombaki and Sang Ayu Nyoman in women’s cricket, and Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo in men’s team badminton.

“Then Papuan athlete Jeam Kelly Sroyer from football bagged gold for Indonesia,” he informed.

Meanwhile, Ester Wardoyo won silver for the Red and White squad in women’s team badminton, Maylen Christy Aupe in kun bokator martial arts, and Farel Armindo Tangkas in the men’s 100-meter backstroke in swimming.

Furthermore, Maria Corazon Konjep Wombaki and Sang Ayu Nyoman also won silver, in addition to gold, in women’s cricket in the 50 overs and twenty-20 (T20) formats, and Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo in the men’s individual badminton.

Meanwhile, Agustinus Abadi Ndiken won bronze in javelin throw, Samuel Frekson Wouw in the 70-kilogram kun bokator, and Julius Rizhad Rumaropen in men’s outdoor hockey.

Paulina Ronsumbre and Ruth Bransik also won bronze medals in women’s outdoor hockey and Ester Wardoyo in women’s individual badminton, he said.

Indonesia placed third in the final medal standings at the 32nd SEA Games, after Vietnam and Thailand, with 87 gold medals, 80 silver medals, and 109 bronze medals.

The Indonesian contingent comprised 599 athletes, 379 men and 220 women. They competed in 31 of the 36 sports contested at the games. (mhn/bbs)

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