Papua PON to become potential talent-scouting event: Perpani

Papua PON to become potential talent-scouting event: Perpani

Illustration - Lampung archery athletes are training for PON National Games XX. (ANTARA/HO/KT).

There are events, such as the national circuit, which are used for selection and an opportunity to collect points.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Central Board of the Indonesian Archery Association (PP Perpani) will make Papua's PON National Games XX an event to scout for potential talent among athletes.

The biggest sporting event in the country would be a momentum for regional athletes to demonstrate their abilities, Vice Chairman IV of Law and Promotion of PP Perpani, Ikhsan Ingratubun told Antara here on Tuesday.

"Perpani will gauge the results of PON XX to look for athletes having delivered amazing scores or numbers to train them at the national training center (Pelatnas)," Ingratubun affirmed.

According to him, the outlook of the athletes during sporting events will be observed. Athletes, with a good mental outlook, will be consistent in training as well as in their performances.

"We will look at the athletes' scores in training and matches because it is going to be different. The athletes are either mentally good at the competition or just in training. The pressure is different," he pointed out.

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Ingratubun noted that PON XX Papua was an event to train and improve the competitive outlook of athletes.

"It is because athletes from the regions will compete with Pelatnas athletes, who also match for their respective provinces. Thus, there will be competition among them," he remarked.

After the PON National Games XX, Ingratubun noted that Perpani planned to hold various championships.

"We have already planned it for next year. It will be done as before. There are events, such as the national circuit, which are used for selection and an opportunity to collect points," he remarked.

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Ingratubun remarked that the national events in future will not only be possibly held live or direct but also in a hybrid framework.

"Maybe it could be online, but it would be less legitimate because it is measured sports. The online play could be for the first rounds, and then we will call (the athletes) to play live. We already did that during the compound national selection," he stated.

On account of the pandemic protracting, PP Perpani will implement health protocols for every activity they hold. "We will follow the government's policy," he affirmed.

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