PAPUADAILY –Commander of the XVII/Cenderawasih Military Command Major General Ignatius Yogo Triyono witnessed firsthand the XX PON Screen Sports at Hamadi Beach, Jayapura, Wednesday (6/10/2021). He encouraged the Papuan athletes who competed.
Kajasdam XVII/Cenderawasih Colonel Inf. Asep Supriyanto when confirmed said that the arrival of Mr. Pangdam XVII/Cenderawasih at the Screening Venue was to see firsthand the regatta and provide support to the competing athletes.
“The arrival of the Military Commander XVII/Cenderawasih at the Screening Venue shows that in addition to supporting security, accommodation and transportation in the XX Papua PON, the XVII/Cenderawasih Military Command also supports the morale and enthusiasm of the PON athletes, especially Papuan athletes, to achieve proud achievements,” said Kajasdam. Quoted by JPNN.
Furthermore, Colonel Asep explained that the Pangdam XVII/Cenderawasih also had the opportunity to give medals to the sailing athletes who won.
In the sailing competition in the Optimist Men’s Class, Papuan athletes received gold medals, East Kalimantan athletes received silver and Riau Islands athletes received bronze.
In today’s Sailing Competition, the Papuan team won 3 medals consisting of 2 gold medals and 1 silver medal, thus increasing the number of temporary medals for the Papuan contingent in XX 2021 PON.***