goodmorningpapua.com – A host athlete Papua Dapiel Bayage broke the national record for the T42 high jump at the XVI Papua National Paralympic Week (Peparnas) at the Lukas Enembe Stadium in Jayapura Regency, Saturday (6/11).
Dapiel recorded a jump as high as 1.70 meters or higher than the previous record as high as 1.65 meters recorded at Peparnas XV in West Java in 2016.
By breaking the record in his own name, Dapiel is entitled to a gold medal. The man born in 1991 eliminated three of his competitors, namely Rizky Fauzi Akbar from East Kalimantan, Tatag Sugiono from Central Java and Anton Hilman from West Java. Rizky recorded a jump as high as 1.62 meters, Tatag 1.58 meters, while Anton had a jump of 1.40 meters. meters.
Dapiel admitted that he had been preparing to face the National Tournament for about 1.5 years since 2020.
“I dedicate this gold to the Papuan people. Thank you to all the Papuan people who have supported me so far,” said Dapiel after the competition.
Dapiel also dedicated the medals he won for his parents who had passed away.
Peparnas Papua is participated by 1,985 athletes with disabilities from 34 provinces in Indonesia. They are trying to make history as the best.
They will compete to donate medals for the contingents of each province at the 16th Peparnas which is held on 6-13 November 2021. Athletes compete in 12 sports, consisting of weightlifting, athletics, boccia, badminton, chess, judo, shooting, archery, swimming, cerebral palsy (CP) football, wheelchair court tennis, and table tennis.