The Indonesian Taekwondo Team successfully won 6 medals at the 2022 15th ASEAN Taekwondo Championship International Championship in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, which will take place 1-3 April 2022.
Indonesian Taekwondo athletes won 1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze. They fall in 6 kyorugi (fighting) classes in six different classes.
The gold medal was presented by Ossanando Naufal Khairudin, who won the men’s U-74 kg championship. Not only won in the final, he also won a landslide victory from the host Vietnam with a score of 25-4.
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Three silver medals were won by Silvana Lamada in the women’s class U-67 kg, Dinda Putri Lestari in the women’s class U-73 kg, and Nicholas Armanto in the men’s class U-87 kg.
While two bronze medals were won by Kenny Rafael in the men’s class U-63 kg and Glorya Rinny Keleyen in the women’s class U-53 kg.
For this proud achievement, the General Chairperson (Ketum) of the Indonesian National Sports Committee (KONI) Center Lt. Gen. Retired Marciano Norman congratulated and appreciated.
“As the General Chair of the Central KONI, I congratulate the athletes, coaches, and officials who have served well. Receive the highest appreciation for the hard work of all athletes, coaches, officials and also the Indonesian Taekwondo Executive Board (PBTI),” said the man who once led the PBTI in his press statement, Tuesday (5/4).
Furthermore, Marciano said, this success should be an additional motivation for athletes to be able to gain more achievements, especially Indonesian Teakwondo is now included as a priority branch of the National Sports Grand Design.
“This achievement should be a motivation to train even harder. Hopefully the achievements of Indonesian Taekwondo, as one of the priority sports in the Great Design of National Sports (DBON) will continue to increase,” he said.
Marciano hopes that with consistent achievements, it is not impossible if Teakwondo can become Indonesia’s medal barn at the Olympics in the future.
“With consistent improvement and achievements, one day Taekwondo will definitely become Indonesia’s medal barn at the Olympics,” he said. (KONI/OL-1)