Doing at least one kind of sport regularly will bring you healthier than before. Besides, you will also get a happier life with daily training sport. Such as other countries around the world that campaign about the importance of doing sport, Indonesia does so.
In Indonesia, doing daily sports becomes so popular from time to time. There are even so many kinds of sports that exist in Indonesia that you should know. Most of them become so popular because of the medal brought by professional athletes as unique facts about Indonesian sport.
This time, we will bring you into the most popular sport in Indonesia that still exists from time to time. Most of them even become the iconic sport not only for adults but also for so many youths. Let’s check some of the lists below!
Badminton becomes the most popular sport in Indonesia a long time ago. It started when Indonesia becomes the first winner to get the Gold medal in so many competitions around the world in about the 90 eras.
There are even so many popular athletes that bring the most influencer for Badminton such as Susi Susanti, Rudi Hartono, Taufik Hidayat, and many more. Those athlete’s names even become the most popular common Indonesian name from time to time. Commonly, both adults or young children in Indonesia love badminton so much than other sport.
Football becomes one of the most popular sports in Indonesia after Badminton. There is even so many kinds of a football club in Indonesia. You can find the football club from the junior up to the professional ones. That makes most Indonesian can play football properly.
Indonesian football national team even formed by the Indonesian government to support Indonesian youth with a good football skill. Outside of that, there are so many football teams that come with a different name from one region to another.
You may hear the popular club such as the Persija from Jakarta, Persib from Bandung, PSS from Sleman, and many more. These teams have so many talented and most well-known Indonesian footballer that comes in any ages.
Volleyball becomes one of the most popular sport in Indonesia under the name of the PBVSI. There are so many volleyball clubs in Indonesia that you may hear before just like the football team. There are also some events from the state-owned company as the biggest volleyball championship from year to year.
To play volleyball is not as easy as you think because it needs more energy to smash the ball. That makes this sport seem difficult to play by children casually just like football. Even so, Indonesian still loves the volleyball match so much than other sports that exist in Indonesia.
Futsal becomes one of the most popular sports in Indonesia after football. Commonly this kind of sport is so popular for youth generation such as high schooler or student colleges. Usually, they like to gather around so that instead of doing nothing they doing futsal.
Futsal is not only about hobby form some Indonesian. With good skill and serious training, some of those Indonesian youth are also joining the Futsal national team. Commonly they will join the competition around the ASEAN community.
Basketball becomes one of the most popular sports in Indonesia. The biggest match that commonly happens once a year is a DBL competition that has the highest excitement for Indonesian after badminton and volleyball. Besides, other competitions around ASEAN country also follow by the Indonesian basketball players’ national team.
Commonly, basketball in Indonesia loves by the youth generation just like futsal. It has a different excitement comparing with other sports in Indonesia such as football. Since football is so popular in most ages, basketball in Indonesia comes differently.
But, that doesn’t make these sports are useless or boring to watch. Indonesian youth still prefer basketball to other sports if they don’t get into football.
Ping-pong becomes one of the most popular sport in Indonesia that you should not miss. This sport needs a higher focus than badminton or volleyball since the ball comes smaller. Besides, the player of ping-pong also only comes in a single match or double match that makes you so excited to play.
In Indonesia, the PTMSI becomes the community that runs the ping-pong match and other things. It always supports the national athletes that contribute to the competition just like the PBVSI in volleyball.
7. Martial Arts
Martial arts becomes one of the most popular sports in some regions in Indonesia. This sport needs more strength from your body with a great defense of both emotional and physical. That makes this kind of sport can make you wiser than before so that Indonesian loves it.
Martial arts is so popular in Javanese and some of Sumatera islands as one of the unique facts of Indonesia. These islands give so many contributions to the martial arts competition that held both locally or internationally.
Taekwondo becomes one of the most popular sports in Indonesia. This sport also brings Indonesia well known by other countries outside of badminton. This sport used to play by men only, but as time goes by women are also allowed to play this kind of sport.
Taekwondo is a bit different from martial arts even though the functions come similarly to self-defense. Nowadays, some Indonesian youth prefer taekwondo to other sport that popular in Indonesia.
So, there are some glances about the most popular sports in Indonesia from time to time that you should know. And which one is your sport? Have you capable to play one of them?