The Indonesian National Sports Committee (KONI) of Papua Province will provide full support and priority to the PON projection athletes who are now members of the National Pelatnas to be able to strengthen the Indonesian team at the multi event of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics
. considering that in 2021 there will be a very solid sports agenda for athletes. Starting from PON Papua, SEA Games, to the U-20 World Cup in Indonesia.
The General Secretary of KONI Papua Kenius Kogoya stated that Papuan athletes who are now National Pelatnas should focus on getting tickets to the Olympics, and also defending the Papua PON Team, in preparation for Papua to host the XX PON, compared to other events. Where for PON XX will take place in October.
“Indeed, there are athletes who have been called by the National Team, including swimming, diving, rowing for the Olympics as well. We don’t have the courage to do the Sea Games because the time is tight, because when we join PON, the recovery period is very little, ”said Kenius Kogoya in Jayapura, Wednesday (7/10), as quoted from aroundpapua.com.
Therefore, KONI Papua recommends athletes to focus more on the Olympic agenda first, then then be able to focus on other agendas, especially defending Papua in XX PON.
According to Kenius, for the Sea Games, other athletes (outside the National Olympiad and PON) may be included, provided that the PON implementation time can be advanced earlier, but still in October.
“So in the past week because there are several sports that we competed in at the beginning. But if we open it over the tens of date, then I guarantee that athletes who take part in PON and Sea Games will not be able to prepare because their performance must be prepared, the broadcast must be advanced, “he concluded.