North Jakarta Rajawali Sakti Arena became the overall champion and won the Indonesian Wushu Executive Board Chair Airlangga Hartarto at the 2020 Taolu Virtual Wushu Championship which ended on Saturday (Oct 17). At the 2020 Virtual Wushu Championship, Herman Wijaya's arena collected 12 gold, eight silver, and nine bronze medals. Herman, through his official statement on Saturday, said that he was proud of this achievement. This is the second time that Rajawali Sakti has won the Airlangga Hartarto Cup after previously in 2019. He appreciated the participants' struggles who never gave up being the best. The runner up position is occupied by the Laba-laba Sakti Jakarta with seven gold and two bronze medals. Meanwhile, Yasanis Surabaya with five gold, eight silver, and five bronze medals ranks third. Wushu Garuda Jember is in fourth place with three gold, six silver, and 10 bronze medals. Besides winning the overall title, the Wushu athlete Rajawali Sakti, Kenneth Christovani Wijaya also scored a hatrick. After winning gold in the Chang Quan and Gun Shu numbers, Kenneth, who achieved 9.06 points, won his third gold medal from Dao Shu Junior B Putra.
Raja Sapta Oktohari, Chairperson of the Executive Board of Indonesian Bicycle Sports Association (PB ISSI) said that his side is currently organizing a bicycle racing event entitled ‘UCI Grand Fondo Mandalika’ in 2021. This activity is expected to go hand in hand with the holding of the Mandalika MotoGP 2021 premiere motorbike racing event. In a press release received by Antara, Wednesday (Oct 21), Oktohari added that one of the PB ISSI activities is to revive outdoor activities, especially bicycle racing events that are inactive due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Apart from UCI Grand Fondo Mandalika, PB ISSI is also ready to hold another bicycle racing event that was delayed this year, including the Tour de Indonesia, Tour de Singkarak, Tour de Ijen, and Tour de Siak. The desire to launch a post-pandemic sports event is in accordance with President Joko Widodo's message in his remarks during the 37th National Sports Day (Haornas) celebration on September 9.
Sports activities are believed to open up great opportunities for Indonesia to develop the sport tourism industry. Moreover, sport tourism has now become a new tourism trend in a number of countries that can open up global market industries. Through sport tourism, it can also provide a multiplier effect of economic impacts by utilizing and developing outdoor sports.
The Indonesian chess team won two gold medals and one silver medal in individual numbers at the 2020 Asian Cup online chess tournament. As announced by the Asian Chess Federation through its official website quoted on Thursday, two gold medals for Indonesia were presented by Grandmaster Susanto Megaranto and International Master Medina Warda Aulia. International Master Irene Kharisma Sukandar won silver.
According to the regulations, the award of individual medals per board is only based on the result of the match in stage one or the qualifying round with the Swiss system which takes place in a nine-round competition format. As for stage II or the quarter-finals to the finals, there are no more individual medals because the match system has also changed to a knockout system so that it is no longer possible to fulfill the same standard assessment.
In the first stage, each player competes for six innings (five rounds for five-board players or reserve players) and can compete for individual medals. The criterion for selecting the best player or medalist for each board is the performance rating, which is the average rating of the opponents it has faced and defeated. These stages are the fairest criterion compared to the previous one which is based on the number of points achieved. The chess tournament between Asian countries started on October 10 and completed nine qualifying rounds on October 20.
The official calendar in the document of the Federation International de Motocyclisme -FIM Grand Prix World Championship Regulation, which was updated on 25 August 2020, on page 34 has listed Indonesia as one of the hosts for the MotoGP event in 2021. This means that Indonesia has officially been elected to host the 2021 MotoGP season. The Indonesian MotoGP will be held at the Mandalika Circuit, Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara -NTB.
With the assurance of being the organizer, Indonesia will build a racing team to participate in the MotoGP 2021 event at the Mandalika Circuit. But not for the main MotoGP class, a racing team called the Indonesian MotoGP Team will compete quickly in the Moto2 class.
The plan to build the Moto2 Team was conveyed by Chairman of the Indonesian MotoGP Team, Rapsel Ali after meeting Minister of Youth and Sports, Zainudin Amali, Friday (9/10). According to Rapsel Ali, the Indonesian MotoGP Team will collaborate with technical support from other countries. Meanwhile, for the racers, Dimas Ekky Pratama will be in Moto2 for some time.