Six trophies has been won by Team Papua, membered by the children of PT Freeport Indonesia and its contractors employees, in the Nardi T. Nirwanto S.A. Memorial Cup VI - Karate National Championship 2019, which was held by Pembinaan Mental Karate Kyokushinkai Karate-Do Indonesia (PMK KKI) in Jakarta, Sunday (08/25).
This national championship was aimed to try out the ability and to be the highest and best achievement out of the Karate athletes from all provinces held to commemorate the 74th Indonesian Republic Independence Day. 17 local Karate schools sent their best athletes to participate in this championship featuring a total of 130 Karate athletes. These Karate athletes represented Papua, NTT, NTB, Bali, West Sumatera, South Sumatera, Riau & Riau Islands, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Banten, DIY Yogyakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, and host DKI Jakarta. Team Papua sent 14 Karate athletes who were the children of PTFI and its contractor’s employees.
After a tight competition, Team Papua had achieved several medals such as:
- Malaeka Syasya B. Shani (1st Place) / Daughter of Jumansyah, SRM Dept. PTFI.
- Rona Roihanah (2nd Place) / Daughter of Handanwirya Narottama, Maintenance Dept. PTFI.
Men’s Pre Junior
- Nararya Erlangga (3rd Place) / Son of Danang Dipa Erlangga, AEA.
- M. Jibril Al Mani (3rd Place) / Son of Jakamani, Strukturindo Tifatama.
- Michella Renata Ngadu (2nd Place) / Daughter of Siprianus Ngadu, AEA.
- Evaristo Mena Mbuli (3rd Place) / Strukturindo Employees, UG Dept.
Jumansyah of SRM Dept. PTFI, as Head of Papua Regional Board of Committee for Karate said that this achievement is something to be proud of. “Now, we also focus on developing the quality of all Karate school members, especially the junior, so they can participate in bigger championships including international championships”, he said.
The purpose of this tournament was to facilitate the Karate athletes and to strengthened kinship among athletes. Also to show their best ability, technically, physically and mentally, which also has been the main mission and focus of Pembinaan Mental Karate Kyokushinkai Karate Do Indonesia (PMK KKI).
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