Indonesian boxing has triumphed in the Olympics. To be precise, at the three Olympics, namely Munich 1972, Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996. Now the hope of glory is being carved again through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, whose implementation has been postponed to 2021.
At the 1972 Munich Olympics, it was Indonesian boxing athlete Ferry Moniaga who got a good achievement. At that time, Ferry, who was competing in the fly class, successfully stepped into the quarter-finals. Furthermore, at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, an impressive achievement was also made by boxer Albert Papilaya in the middle class by also qualifying for the quarter-finals. Then at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, again the Indonesian Team boxers successfully showed good achievements. The La Paene Masara boxer who competed in the flyweight class also succeeded in following the success of his two seniors, by becoming the third Indonesian boxer to compete until the quarter-finals.
Hoping to make another good achievement again, Pertina is currently working on six of his boxers to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Boxing World Championship in Paris, France is the final event for Indonesian national boxing athletes to be able to win tickets to the Tokyo Olympics, and is back knitting hope. achieved achievements like his seniors.
”World Boxing Championships in Paris is the last qualifying round for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, “said Indonesian boxing national training coach for the Tokyo Olympics Hermensen Ballo, as quoted by Kompas.com.
At present there are six athletes being trained by Pertina in the national training camp (Pelatnas) with the main target of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which must be rescheduled for 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Only by achieving good achievements at the Paris World Championship (May 13-20 2021) can Indonesian boxers qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Because this World Championship is the last qualification, before the biggest sports party in the world is held in Tokyo, Japan.
“We prepared seven boxers for this activity,” said Hermansen Ballo.
Six Indonesian boxing athletes who are currently being intensively prepared consist of, Aldom Sugoro (flying class), Gill Mandagi (bantam class), Luki Hary (bantam), Faran Papendang (light welter), Mikhail Puspita (featherweight) and Ruswatun (featherweight class) light). Currently the Indonesian Team boxers are undergoing training camp at the HS Boxing Camp, Ciseeng, Bogor, West Java.
The six boxers are Aldom Sugoro (flyweight), Gill Mandagi (bantam class), Luki Hary (bantam), Faran Papendang (light welter), Mikhail Puspita (middle class), Silva Ratuliu (featherweight), and Ruswatun (light class). ). The boxers underwent training at the HS Boxing Camp, Ciseeng, Bogor, West Java.