April 21st is a moment where a woman named Kartini is a symbol of a woman's courage and independence. Kartini inspired women, especially in Indonesia, to fight for women's emancipation.
Various activities were held to commemorate one of the historic moments of the Indonesian nation. One of its activities is the holding of a prestigious championship entitled "4th Kartini International Archery Championship 2021" which was held on April 9-11, 2021 at the Bung Karno Gelora Archery Field. More than 300 archers from both clubs and individuals participated in this championship.
A total of 12 categories were contested in the 4th Kartini International Archery Championship 2021, namely Recurve Men, Recurve Women, Compound Men, Compound Men Masters (over 30 years), Compound Women Masters (over 30 years), Barebow Men, Barebow Women, National General Men, National General Women, Recurve Boy (under 13 years) and Recurve Women (under 13 years).
In his statement, Indrie HP Koentjoro as the Chief Organizer of the Kartini International Archery Championship stated, "The Kartini International Archery Championship is an event that is routinely held every year. This championship is one of the activities to look for young seeds who are expected to continue the achievement baton carved by the 3 heroines. They are Nurfitriyani Saiman Lantang, Lilies Handayani, and Kusuma Wardhani who are. The female archers who won the first medal for Indonesia for the first time at the 24th Summer Olympics in 1988 were held in Seoul, Korea. For this reason, in order to celebrate Kartini Day, we together with 3 Srikandi initiated the implementation of the Kartini International Archery Championship. It is hoped that archers over the age of 13 who have entered the high performance program can be netted and someday be able to make Indonesia proud in the national and international arena, "concluded Indrie.