Another achievement was achieved by Indonesia in the international competition, this time coming from the 2019 Asian Junior Cheerleading Championship (AJCC) competition in Takasaki City, Japan, Sunday (12/5). Indonesia, represented by the Milky Way Cheerleading team in the Junior 1 (7-12 yrs) and Sixers teams in the Junior 2 (12-18 yrs) category, each successfully took home a silver medal and a bronze medal. The team is the result of selection from the Indonesian Cheerleading Federation (FCSI) ATLET.
The success of the Milky Way team won silver has actually been predicted before because it already knows the opponent’s power map.
“This is Indonesia’s biggest achievement in the Asia Junior Championship.”, Said Oki Trihartomo, FCSI Chairman after the competition.
However, the success of the Sixers won bronze, according to Oki, something unexpected, because it was surprisingly successful in defeating the Philippine team which has always been a scourge for Indonesia.
“A little nervous too, because of the results of the first day’s race, the Sixers score was only 2 points ahead (max 300 points) from the Philippines, but it turned out that children could look better and better on the second day, so they didn’t get over and won bronze,” Oki continued .
This brilliant result is a good capital for the Indonesian contingent in preparing to welcome the 10th Cheerleading World Championship (CWC) in November in Japan, where previously Indonesia managed to bring a silver medal in the same championship.
In previous years, Indonesia could only win medals in the Junior category 1. AJCC was considered very important for the nursery of young Cheerleading athletes at the Asian level, to be able to gain knowledge and experience as early as possible at the international level. Although they have not been able to perform optimally in this year’s championship, the Indonesian contingent has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge to be able to develop the world of CHeerleading in Indonesia which is practically new for corn compared to other Asian countries.
AJCC is one part of the International Federation of Cheerleading (IFC) cheerleading competition. The IFC was formed during the 3rd meeting between the European Cheerleading Association (ECA) and the Japan Cheerleading Association (JCA) on July 5th, 1998 at the Sky Bridge Hotel in Malmo, Sweden.