The name of Indonesia is heard again in the international competition at the virtual Kempo World Championship entitled “The 1st E-Kempo IKF World Championship 2020” in Portugal, 18-19 July 2020. The names of Tuti Narlima and Aldziqri Faqih AS are two people representing Indonesia in the event of those who won each silver and bronze medal.
Tuti Narlima won a silver medal with the number of individual female words for ages 21-37 years. In this category, a gold medal was won by a Spanish knight, Laura Esteban, while a bronze was won by Carolina Fonseca (Portugal) and Erika Ruiz (Mexico). While Aldziqri Faqih AS Saleh won a bronze medal with Camilo Echeverria (Argentina). Gold and silver medals, each won by host athletes Martim Carvalho and Guillermo Jerez (Spain).
This championship was held by IKF (International Kempo Federation) to fill the championship vacancy because of the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, the event is a substitute for the Kempo world championship in Tunisia, 18-24 April, which was forced to be postponed next year due to a pandemic.
Although the championship was conducted virtually, the competition remained fierce. Many IKF member countries have their best athletes. Some countries that sent knights at the event included Portugal, Spain, Argentina, Mexico, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands and Colombia. Of all the countries that took part, Indonesia is the youngest member of the IKF.
Indonesia also does not play in fielding athletes. According to Porkemi, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Member Consideration (DPPA), Timbul Thomas Lubis, his party conducted a virtual selection for athletes from the region. How, they were asked to send a video by demonstrating the ability and expertise in the number that was followed. After being selected by a team from Porkemi, the video was sent to the world championship in Portugal.