Sports competitions in Indonesia is happening since so many years ago. The competition is commonly held by the Indonesian government or the Indonesian national sports league.
Sport competition in Indonesia becomes the moment for Indonesian athletes to show their ability. Once they got some medals in the competition, they will get the chance to join the international competition as well as the national athlete.
Sport competition in Indonesia becomes so popular not only for the athletes but also for the audience as well. As the competition was held, the enthusiasm of the audience can be so loud everywhere.
There are so many sports competitions in Indonesia that are held regularly. Here we have some of them below. Now check them out!
1. Pekan Olahraga Nasional (PON)
PON becomes one of the biggest sports competitions in Indonesia. It was held every once in four years which the first PON was held in Solo around 1948. The competition still exists now, and the latest PON is PON Papua that held between 2nd – 15th October 2021.
PON commonly brings so many sports competitions that are followed by Indonesian athletes. There are some competitions such as Badminton, football, swimming, tennis, aeromodelling, basketball, fencing, volley beach, some extreme sports in Bali, and many more.
PON becomes the biggest chance for Indonesian athletes from so many sports to join the national team. That is why the competition becomes more competitive among athletes.
2. MENPORA Cup
MENPORA cup becomes one of the most popular sports competitions in Indonesia. The competition is focused on a football match from some of the biggest football teams in Indonesia. It is always followed by so many most well-known Indonesian footballers to join the Indonesia national football team to compete internationally.
MENPORA cup held by the ministry of youth and sports Indonesia which becomes the competition for international pre-match. In around 2013 the competition was held for the first time and then continues periodically.
PROLIGA becomes one of the biggest sports competitions in Indonesia for volleyball only. The competition was held in around 2002 for the first time, then continues periodically every year.
PROLIGA commonly followed by some Indonesian volley ball team such as Jakarta BNI 46, Jakarta Pertamina Energy, Surabaya Bhayangkara Samator, and many more. Most of competitions are held in Yogyakarta, Jakarta, Bogor, Bandung, and Gresik.
PROLIGA becomes the bridge for talented volleyball athletes in Indonesia to join and win the international championship as national athletes. That is why this competition is always full of excitement both from the athlete and also the audience.
4. Indonesian Basketball League (IBL)
Indonesian basketball league becomes one of the biggest competitions in Indonesia. The competition focus on basketball that was held for the first time in around 2003. After that, the competition was held periodically year by year.
Indonesian basketball league (IBL) is commonly held in Yogyakarta and Jakarta. Until the last IBL competition, the defending champion is the Satria Muda Pertamina Jakarta. The club was defending the medals for nine times championship from the first championship until now.
Indonesian basketball league brings so many talented basketball players in Indonesia. Most of them are capable to join the international competition for Indonesia such as at the SEA GAMES, Olympic Games, and many more.
5. National Competition (KEJURNAS)
KEJURNAS is the biggest competition for so many sports in Indonesia that has one level under the PON. The competition will decide the best athletes every year to get them to contribute to the national athlete.
Those athletes later will come to join the international championship such as SEA Games and other international championships. There are two types of KEJURNAS held by PBSI for Badminton, and other sports from the national government or KEMENPORA as well.
6. Indonesia Badminton Super League
Indonesia Badminton Super League becomes one of the most popular sports competitions in Indonesia that focused on badminton. It becomes the biggest sports competition in Indonesia for badminton.
Badminton becomes the most popular sport in Indonesia that brings so many medals from international competitions. That is why this competition prepares the best way to choose some of them to join the international competition.
Indonesia Badminton super league was held around 2007 for the first time under the regulation of the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The formation of the competition has some types of competition that fights over to join at the Sudirman Cup, Thomas Cup, the Uber Cup, and other international competitions.
7. Indonesia Open
Indonesia Open becomes one of the biggest sports competitions with six-level of the star as one of the facts about Indonesia sports. The competition is focused on the Badminton competition, which becomes one of the most popular sports in Indonesia.
Indonesia open was held regularly in Indonesia since around 1982. As time goes by, the competition changes the name to become the Indonesia Super Series that exist until now.
Indonesia Open or Indonesia Super Series used to was held in some Indonesian cities such as Yogyakarta, Bandung, Jakarta, Semarang, Denpasar, Surabaya, and Batam. But, from 2007 until now, it is only held in Jakarta as the capital city of Indonesia.
8. PELATNAS NPC Indonesia
PELATNAS NPC (National Paralympic Committee) Indonesia becomes the biggest competition for Paralympic athletes. There are so many competitions held such as sitting volleyball, badminton, wheelchair basketball, chess, goalball, and many more.
Most athletes in PELATNAS NPC Indonesia prepared for international competitions such as the Paralympic Games. Such as other competitions, this competition also contributes to the KEMENPORA and other international Paralympics organizations.
So, there are some of the sports competitions in Indonesia that bring the most enthusiasm for the Indonesian public audience and the athletes as well.
Most of them are held year by year to bring the athletes to join into some international competitions. Which sports competition that becomes your favorite so far?