The U-16 National Team defeated Vietnam 4-2 in the third Group A AFF Cup held at Gelora Sidoarjo Stadium, East Java on Thursday night (2/8) local time. Thanks to this victory, Garuda Young team is solid at the top of Group A with nine points, and the team is ready to compete at the semifinals. Indonesia still faces two more matches against East Timor on Saturday (4/8) and Cambodia on Monday (6/8). Then, Myanmar is in second place and Vietnam in the third place. The visitors went ahead through Dinh Thanh Trung in the sixth minute, before equalizing through Mohammed Suapardi's 27th minute goal. Entering the second half, the Indonesian squad added to its goalscoring through David Maulan, Bagus Kahfi and Andre Oktaviansyah before Vietnam narrowed the position to 2-4 through Thanh Trung. At the beginning of the second half, coach Fakhri Husaini included Bagus Kahfi and Fajar Faturahman. Then, Bagus successfully made Garuda Young 2-1 through a penalty. Game tension began to heat up into the middle of the second half. The reason was that the match had stopped in the 66th minute after a riot occurred. The referee then gave red card to Vietnamese player, Vo Nguyen Hoang and Indonesian defender Bagas Kaffa. Although appearing with ten players, it did not make Indonesian players relax. Fakhri Huasini's squad was able to play quietly. Unfortunately, in the 72nd minute, Vietnam managed to get a penalty. Thanh Trung as the executioner, succeeded in minimizing 2-3 positions for Vietnam. Indonesia then turned off the Vietnam resistance through Andre Oktaviansyah's goal in injury time. Score 4-2 for the U-16 national team lasted until the game was over. Regarding this match, Coach Fakhri Husaini was grateful for this victory. Meanwhile, for Vietnam coach Vu Hong Viet, this victory did not make him too disappointed. He was not satisfied with the performance of the referee. Above all, he was quite satisfied with the player's appearance. Congratulations to Indonesia, this is a good match for both teams.
Indonesian Jiu Jitsu National Team made achievement at the UAE Grand Slam Jiu Jitsu Championship 2018 in Tokyo, Japan on last Sunday (29/7). Indonesia won five gold medals, two silver and two bonze. The five gold were grabbed by Ilma Yenni Megawati (white adult 62kg), Imam Mastur (white master 1 62 kg), Cornelia Tobing (blue adult 49 kg), M Ariq Noor (white adult 110 kg), and Ananda Mauludy Iksan (blue adult 56 kg). The two silver medals were achieved by Simone Julia (blue adult 62 kg) and Wahyu Handoko (blue juvenile 55 kg). Two bronze medals were achieved by Herman Saputra (white adult 94 kg) and Fikri Ramadhan (blue adult 62 kg). The achievement closed the training camp of Jiu-Jitsu national team in Japan which has been going on since 18 July. Quoted from BolaSport.com, the UAE Grand Slam Jiu Jitsu Championship 2018 was a try-out for Indonesian Jiu Jitsu athletes before facing Asian Games 2018. Jiu Jitsu at the Asian Games 2018 will be competed at the Jakarta Convention Center Assembly Hall on 24-26 August. There are 29 countries that send athletes to Jiu Jitsu branches. Indonesia will be represented by 16 athletes consisting of 12 men and 4 women. The Indonesian Jiu Jitsu team targets to get 1 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze at the Asian Games 2018.
Indonesia adds six representatives to third round of the Badminton World Championship 2018 held at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center, Nanjing, China on July 30-August 5. They are Marcus Fernaldi Gideon / Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Fajar Alfian / Muhammad Rian Ardianto, and Berry Angriawan / Hardianto from the men's doubles number. In addition, tehere are also Greysia Polii / Apriyani Rahayu, Della Destiara Haris / Rizki Amelia Pradipta, and Anggia Shitta Awanda / Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istarani from the women's doubles. The addition fulfills the number of Red and White squad representatives in the third round to eight representatives. On Tuesday (31/7), two mixed doubles pair, namely Hafiz Faizal / Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja and Praveen Jordan / Jasmine Daeva Oktavianti, had already won. Despite having eight representatives, Indonesia can only place its players in three match numbers, namely men's doubles, women's doubles and mixed doubles. Meanwhile, the representatives in the single sector, both male and female, finished in the second round. Two of the men's singles representatives, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Tommy Sugiarto, both left after being subdued by their respective opponents in straight game. Different things were experienced by female singles. The two remaining representatives, Gregoria Mariska Tunjung and Fitriani, both encountered heavy opponents in the second half. Gregoria met fifth mainstay and deputy host Chen Yufei, while Fitriani was challenged by finalists last year, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (India). The result is Gregoria lost 17-21, 20-22, while Fitriani surrendered with a score of 14-21, 9-21.
Indonesian athlete, Hurairah achieved brilliant achievement when competing at international level. Surprisingly, he brought two gold medals in Hapkido world championship held in Seoul, South Korea, on 26-29 July 2018. Hurairah who is 21 years old won a gold medal in two prestigious categories, namely Bop High Jump and Bop Long Jump. He competed with 300 other Hapkido athletes from 20 countries. The man born in Sibreh, Suka Makmur Sub-district, Aceh Besar District, Aceh on April 1, 1997, went to Korea with 15 other national athletes. He was taken by the official team and supported by a number of local parties. Unexpectedly, Hurairah won the gold medal in two categories at once. Hurairah told RRI in Banda Aceh on Wednesday (1/8) about his experience and he became the world champion of Hapkido after four days at Jung Gu Community Center, Seoul, South Korea. He felt very proud to beat athletes from a number of countries, even athletes from South Korea where the sport was invented. Even though the Hapkido has not been considered, Hurairah deserves being supported by the government. The reason is that he has to struggle hard, even having to pay his own expenses for transportation while competing. So far, the most prestigious achievement he achieved was wining the national gold medal in Yogyakarta. Then, the first winner and the best athlete at the Asian Hapkido championship held in Singapore in March 2018. Recently, he has won the world title in the Hapkido championship in South Korea. With the achievement by Hurairah, Indonesia has now completed the total medal acquisition, namely 13 gold and three silver medals. Hurairah hoped the Hapkido will soon become a sport that can compete with other sports. According to him, Hapkido is not registered at the National Sports Committee of Indonesia -KONI. Although Hapkido is not yet well known, Hurairah has elevated the dignity of the nation in the eyes of the world. So, he deserves receiving an extraordinary award from the government.