Regi Rio Valdo, a 13-year-old Sailor at SEA Games 2019


Introduce, his name Regi Rio Valdo from Tarakan, East Kalimantan. Even though it has only started 13 years ago, he has become one of the tipping ends of the Indonesian Screen National Team to gain victory at the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines on 30 November – 11 December 2019.

Small cayenne pepper, a suitable term to describe the boy who was still sitting in the first grade of junior high school. Rio began to know the screen was still sitting on the 4th grade elementary school. Behind its innocent face, Rio has eaten a lot of world salt.

In 2019 this time he could mentas at international events in Malaysia and Abu Dhabi. In addition he managed to win a gold medal with the Optimistic National Championship Screen qualifying round for the National Sports Week (PON) Papua 2020.

As for the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines, he holds the status of a debutant. Yes, this is the first time Rio has shown a sports party between countries in Southeast Asia. But he was confident enough armed with a lot of experience in national and international events.

“In Malaysia, I was ranked 10th. When in Abu Dhabi, I was ranked 45th. Later in the Philippines, I will rise to the best,” Regi Rio Valdo said as quoted by

Great optimism was also shown by Kosim Noor Sehat as the coach of the Indonesian Screen Team. He said with the skills spoken in the training, he was sure that Rio could contribute the treaty to Indonesia.

“Indeed, Valdo is ranked 10th in Malaysia, but he has a chance to win at the 2019 SEA Games because opponents of his age are below his rank,” he said.


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