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Indonesia won in the badminton championship in New Zealand with 2 titles. Indonesia won the second title by the men's doubles pair. In the final, the men's doubles pair, Hendra Setiawan-Mohammad Ahsan defeated Hiroyuki Endo-Yuta Watanabe from Japan. Through one-hour and seven-minute match at Auckland's Fida Stadium Event on Sunday (5/5), the Indonesian pair beat the Japanese pair through a rubber game with a score of 20-22, 21-15 and 21-17. As written by Antara, through this result, Indonesia closed the 2019 New Zealand Open by winning two titles, before Jonatan Christie won the men's singles. Jonatan Christie defeated Hong Kong player, Ng Ka Long Angus with a score of 21-12 and 21-13.

To increase the interest in surfing and tourism in Lampung, the World Surfing League (WSL) "Krui Pro" was held on April 29 to May 4, 2019. The location is in West Pesisir District, Lampung Province. The 3rd international surfing competition is able to bring in foreign and domestic tourists. In this event, Lucas Silveira of Brazil won the throne of victory from compatriot Gabriel Medina who was the champion last year. Met after surfing on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Tanjung Setia Beach, Lucas revealed that the Wave was the one that took him to participate in World surfing league Krui Pro 2019.“Well the wave it was perfect, it was hard to get better than this. The challenge was that the wave was so good and everyone played surf well. So, you had to do better to win. It was a long way since we got here and trained daily before we competed and woke up 5 am to train and a lot of high hits through the final. Everything took place so well,” said Lucas. Lucas added, this was the first time for him to compete in Krui and the world-class wave was the only interesting thing to come to Krui. He also emphasized that even though there was no competition, he would continue to play surf in Krui. The same thing was expressed by the 1st female champion, Leilani Mcgonagle from Costa Rica. According to her, the wave at Tanjung Setia Beach is amazing. It’s almost the same in her country.

The Indonesian men's relay team is optimistic that it can qualify for the 2020 Tokyo, Japan Olympics and one of the championships to win the ticket through the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan on May 11-12. That was stated by one of the Indonesian athletes, Lalu Muhammad Zohri when he was met at the Madya Stadium, Bung Karno Sports Complex, Jakarta on Tuesday (7/5).Zohri also said that there are some weaknesses in the relay team that must be addressed immediately, including at the "check mark". To qualify for the 2020 Olympics, the Indonesian relay team must be in the top 16 of 230 countries. At the 2019 Asian Athletics Championship that took place  in Doha, Qatar some time ago, Indonesia was in 16th place with one silver medal. The medal was won by Zohri in the 100-meter run with a time of 10.13 seconds. In the relay number, the Lombok sprinter will perform with Eko Rimbawan, Bayu Kartenegara, Muhammad Bisma Diwa, Joko Kuncoro (200 meters), Adi Ramli Sidiq in 100 meters.

South Sumatra is again trusted to host the international bowling championship in Jakabaring Sports Complex, Palembang, South Sumatra on 16-24 November 2019. Bowling facilities at Jakabaring are the best in the Asian region.The Executive Board Chairman of the Indonesian Bowling Association, Percha Leanpuri after meeting with Governor of South Sumatra, Herman Deru said that the championship would be attended by hundreds of the best athletes from some countries. Percha Leanputri added that based on the existing regulations, each country is limited to sending each of the best male and female athletes. The target of the participating countries is at least 65-75 countries. On this occasion, Indonesia hosts the second time after 1980. Meanwhile, Chief Executive of South Sumatra Indonesian Bowling Association,  Kurmin Halim said that his side would intensify promotions abroad, such as in Asia, Europe and the Middle East by hoping that the number of participants could reach hundreds of countries. If this is achieved, Indonesia can beat the record for the highest number of participants held by Singapore.

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