"During this year's national games, in line with what we expected, many records have been broken," Norman remarked here, Wednesday.
The KONI chairperson expounded that the 60 records comprised three international records broken in weight lifting, 19 national records, and 38 PON records.
Norman gauged that the number of records broken had highlighted the success of this year's Papua PON despite being held amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The measure of success in the context of the PON is whether records were broken. It turns out that despite being held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, records have been broken," Norman pointed out.
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The 60 records were broken in various sports, including weightlifting, athletics, diving, and swimming.
The 20th PON 2021 is being held from October 2 to October 15, 2021. At least 6,400 athletes and 3,500 officials from 34 provinces across Indonesia are participating in the National Games that feature 37 sports.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) officially opened the event at the Lukas Enembe Stadium, Sentani, Jayapura, Papua, on October 2, 2021. However, competitions for some sports had started earlier in mid-September.
Vice President Ma'ruf Amin is scheduled to officially close the Papua games on Friday (October 15) at the Lukas Enembe Stadium, Sentani, Jayapura, Papua.
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