PAPUADAILY –When releasing the DKI Jakarta contingent, Governor Anies Baswedan advised athletes who are ready to compete at the XX Papua National Sports Week (PON) in 2021, to be role models for contingents from other provinces.
“We want DKI Jakarta athletes to be role models at PON XX Papua. Exemplary in behavior and achievements. That means the results of the training that have been carried out so far, God willing, will show results,” said Anies Baswedan at City Hall, Jakarta, Wednesday (15/9/2021). Quoted by ANTARA.
Anies Baswedan also motivated the enthusiasm of 735 DKI Jakarta athletes who are ready to compete in the XX Papua PON to strive to the maximum and achieve the highest achievements.
“Every time you enter the arena, remember that the name Jakarta is placed on your shoulders. Do your best, fight with all your heart,” Anies said to representatives of athletes who were present in person or who watched via video teleconference.
Anies said, although DKI Jakarta targets to become the overall champion of XX Papua PON, but he still asks the athletes to uphold sportsmanship in competing and to fellow athletes from other provinces.
“No matter how tight the competition in the PON arena, they are your friends for the competition to bring Indonesia’s good name in the international arena,” said Anies.
PON XX Papua is scheduled to be held on October 2-15, 2021. The organizing committee for PON XX Papua has prepared four clusters, namely Jayapura City and Regency, Mimika Regency, and Merauke Regency as the location for matches of 37 sports.***