Dream finals realized in the Indonesian National Games after the first part of the semi-finals

The first part of the semi-finals with all of the female bouts and some additional male contests was held in the sixth competition day at the Indonesian National Games. The winners advanced to the finals and remained their chance alive to win the titles of the Games. Indonesia’s best female boxers as Endang, Ratu Silpalau, Christina Marwan Jembay and Huswatun Hasanah all advanced to the finals.

The event is the return for the Indonesians to the national competitions after a long period due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The region of Papua is the host of the 20th edition of the Indonesian National Games where boxing is a popular sport and many of their previous stars and veterans decided to return to the stage. Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta hosted the last edition of the Asian Games in 2018 and their boxers earned two medals in that event. Indonesia also sent boxers to the Dubai 2021 ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships.

Impressive number of 59 women boxers are attending in the National Games in seven weight classes: 45kg, 48kg, 51kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg and 64kg. The number of the male boxers is 74 in the event and their best hopes can attend in ten different categories: 46kg, 49kg, 52kg, 56kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg and 91kg. The women’s 45kg and the men’s 46kg weight classes are additional divisions in the Indonesian National Games.

Papua’s Ona Antryni Paays and Anggelina Niis will be meeting for the title of the women’s pinweight (45kg) following their tight victories in the first semi-finals of the day. National Champion and experienced Endang had closer contests than she expected in the semi-finals of the women’s light flyweight (48kg) against Hana Kendi of Papua but she managed to win that battle. Endang can earn her next national title in the Games, she is the favourite against Nabila Marahani in their upcoming final.

Aldriani Beatrichx Suguro represented Indonesia in several international competitions in the previous eight years and the 27-year-old flyweight (51kg) boxer is now finalist in the National Games. Suguro controlled her semi-final against Yudit Elisabet Mounino and she has done enough to beat her rival. One of the most experienced Indonesian female boxers will be meeting for the gold medal with a veteran, Sally Wanimbo. DKI Jakarta’s Novita Sinadia and Karmila advanced to the next final at the women’s bantamweight (54kg) following the unanimous decisions.

Ratu Silpalau and Christina Marwan Jembay have got experiences from ASBC events, Qualifiers and several other international tournaments and the two top boxers of the women’s featherweight (57kg) can box each other for the gold medal of the category. ASBC Asian Boxing Championships silver medallist Huswatun Hasanah dominated her second contest and eliminated Adela Estevina Urbinas in advanced to the final of the lightweight (60kg) where her last opponent will be Erniati Ngongo.

In the first male semi-final of the Games, Michael J. Abas bowed out Apriyadi Difinubin and will now meet for the title of the pinweight (46kg) with Papua’s Syartiel Alkilaus Rumaropen. The dream final at the light flyweight (49kg) realized between SEA Games silver medallist Kornelis Kwangu Langu and Mario Kali. Both experienced international boxers eliminated their rivals easily and their fight is one of the most anticipated finals.

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