Six Papuan Athletes won two silvers and a bronze in Asian Games 2018. Emiliana Deau, Stevani Maysche Ibo, Alvonsina Monim, and Since Lithasova Yom, won a silver in Female Canoe/Kayak Sprint while Spens Mehue Stuber and Erwin David Monim won silver and bronze from Male Canoe/Kayak Sprint.
Two of the medalists (Emiliana Deau and Stevani Maysche Ibo) are sent by National Sports Committee (KONI) of Papua while others are sent to represent other provinces. KONI Papua sent 28 athletes including one coach to Asian Games 2018. The contingent consists of 16 female athletes and 12 male athletes.
KONI Papua secretary, Kenius Kogoya told Tabloid Jubi that the athletes would participate in 9 games in Asian Games 2018.
“Our athletes from Papua have joined Pelatnas (National Training) since a few months ago. The athletes will also join Papuan contingent in the upcoming National Sports Week (PON) in 2020,” he added.