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Sport World Friday, October 30, 2015

VOI SPORT WORLD, 30-10-2015

Welcome back to Sport World over RRI World Service Voice of Indonesia. For the next 30 minutes, we will bring your national and international sports news and events. 

 We begin the Sport World with Indonesian Army wins parachuting in Malaysia.

Indonesian Army parachuting team won the grand champion title in a parachuting competition in Malaysia, The Trengganu Challenge Parachuting Championship and Malaysian Armed Forces Parachuting Championship Closed 2015. The written statement of Information Department of TNI Army Special Corps in Jakarta, Tuesday, four of five individual and team games were won by the Indonesian Army’s parachuting team. The team gained four gold, one silver, and one bronze. They defeated 28 teams from Malaysian and other countries. In the competition, Indonesian Army sent 22 parachuting athletes in the competition held since September 19 and ended on Monday (26/10). Previously on shooting, Indonesian military once had been the grand champhion of a shooting competition in Indonesia, defeating the US Army, Japan Self-Defense Force, and many more.

The Information Department Head of Indonesian Army Special Forces, Major Infantry Achmad Munir said, they joined the competition in Malaysia to measure the knowledge and the capability of the parachuting athletes both in sports and military, in international world especially Southeast Asia. The reward was given by the Malaysian Army Commander, General Tan Sri Raja Mohammed Affandi bin Raja Mohammed, to the Army’s Parachuting Team (PTPAD) Commander, Mayor Infantry Frangki Susanto. The games competed in the championship were team sport accuracy, individual sport accuracy, aerial teamwork, team military accuracy, and aerial parachuting team work.

 The next comes from Athletcis. Jakarta Marathon Champion, Asmara.

West Java athlete Asmara Bara won the national men’s marathon with 2 hours 32 minutes, in Jakarta Marathon 2015. Bara won Rp120 million prize, defeating the national marathon athlete Agus Prayogo who finished second and other national athletes such as Atjong Tio in the fourth.

Bara said, he will use the prize to buy a house. Meanwhile, Agus admitted that his performance was not satisfying, caused by the weather, new route, and insufficient preparation. Jakarta Marathon 2015 was participated by 15 thousand runners in four categories. They are Full-Marathon with 2000 runners, Half-Marathon with 4000, 10K with 6000, and 5k with 3000.

Our next sports event is from Racing. Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama Seeks Help for Rio into the F1.

Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok felt proud, because there is a national racer to participate in the Formula 1. The governor will seek ways to help Rio Haryanto to perform in F1. Rio, who in the latest 4 years played in GP2, wanted to join the F1 next year. However, he still lacks of sponsor to secure one place in F1 team.

Governor Ahok said at the City Hall on Tuesday (27/10), this is a historical moment; there will be no second chance of joining F1. He added, it will be great for Indonesia Raya being sung in the race circuit. Basuki Tjahaha Purnama also believed that there are many youngsters of the country with great talent, but little opportunity. With the spirit of Youth Pledge, according to the Jakarta Governor, this is the chance to show ourselves to other nation.

There is one unique experience, when Rio won the second place in Feature Race of Bahrain series and won the sprint race in the same series. The committee was confused when looking for the national anthem and flag of Indonesia, because they never imagine an Indonesian to win the race. The governor also hoped that ‘Enjoy Jakarta’ logo can be put on Rio’s car if he really joined F1. However, the governor is still looking for sponsor for Rio. Otherwise, Ahok hoped the SoE and private companies to support Rio. To join F1, Rio needs €15 million. Now, Rio only had 5 million from Pertamina – his main sponsor, and the remaining 10 is still a question.

Our next sports event is from Racing. Sean Gelael to Join GP2 Final Series

After gaining point in the closing of Formula Renault 3.5 at Jerez Circuit, Spain, Sean Gelael will play two more series of the GP2 Championship. In less than one month, Sean will face Sakhir circuit in Bahrain and Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. The two circuits will witness the 18-year old racer’s performance. This year’s Gp2, Sakhir circuit had been used twice. Previously, the first series of GP two was held at 5,412km circuit. Uniquely, Sakhir is located in the middle of desert, making the circuit full of sand, thus reducing traction. Besides that, the racers will also be challenged with 24 turns and high temperature. The heat in Bahrain can also make tire easily thinning. Therefore, the racers must prepare themselves, so that their tires can bring them into the finish line.//

 Next, Indonesia Hosts Asian Canoe Championship

 470 canoes from several countries will participate in Asian Canoe Championship 2015. Held in Palembang, South Sumatera on November 4-8, the championship is a fight of the ticket to 2016 Olympics. As the host, Indonesia will send 30 rowers. The countries that confirmed their participation are Japan, Thailand, Kazakhstan, and Singapore. The Head of Committee Secretariat of the event, Eva Rulliyaningtyas in Jakarta, on Tuesday (27/10) said, the preparation had reached 80%. The rest is just about competition equipment installation, which is expected to be finished before the opening. Regarding the haze in Palembang, the Vice Chairman II of Indonesian Rowing Association, Budiman Setiawan ensured the event will continue smoothly. Besides that, the Asian championship cannot be cancelled, because the participants had bought tickets to Palembang.  He said, Kazakhstan had come and the preparation also continued.

our next sports event is Soccer. Djadjang Nurdjaman Enthusiastic Persipura to Join Jenderal Sudirman Cup.

Persib Bandung coach, Djadjang Nurdjaman hoped his team to stay in the highest elite class in Indonesia. That was the target of the Persib coach for his team that will play in the Indonesian Championship Jenderal Sudirman (ICJS) Cup, began on November 14. Persib had just won the 2015 President Cup. The victory adds more achievement of Atep and friends in winning Indonesia Super League (ISL) 2014. Nevertheless, Djanur did not give grandiose target for his team in the upcoming tournament. He will do his best to prevent his team being eliminated from the Indonesian elite club. Jenderal Sudirman Cup will be participated by 14 clubs of Indonesian Super League (ISL) and one club of Indonesian Army FC (PS TNI). One of the teams awaited in the Jenderal Sudirman Cup is Persipura Jayapura.

 We end this week’s Sport World with West Java Civil Servants represents Indonesia in ACSG 2015.

West Java Civil Servants contingent represents Indonesia in ASEAN Civil Servants Games (ACSG) 2015, held for the first time in Malaysia, November 15-20 2015. According to the Regional Secretary of West Java Province Iwa Karniwa, they are targeting the grand champion in the competition. West Java received the honor and was chosen by the central government to send the contingent to represent Indonesia. Ten countries to participate in the event are Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. ACSG is a sports game for ASEAN civil servants, aiming to make bond between ASEAN countries, especially the cooperation of the civil servants through sports.

Malaysia was chosen to host the ACSG in coincidence with the country being the ASEAN Leader 2015. Iwa Karniwa appreciated the offer from State Employment Body (BKN) to West Java Provincial Government to send their representatives.

The Head of State Employment Body Bima Haria Wibisasna who is the Chief de Mission explained there are five sports games, such as bowling, golf, table tennis, futsal, and badminton. Indonesia participates in all of the games and sends 33 male athletes, 12 female athletes, and 15 officials. Bima Haria Wibisana explained, the fund for ACSG came from Malaysia Organizing Committee in the form of accommodation, consist of hotel, food, and transportation during the event for the officials and athletes, including the plane tickets for golf and bowling athletes.

 that was the Sport World. Thank you very much meet you again next week with more sports news and events.

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