Megawati Hangestri Pertiwi Named MVP as Red Sparks vs Indonesia All Star 3-2 in Fun Volleyball Exhibition Match

The Daejeon JungKwanJang Red Sparks defeated the Indonesia All Star team in a thrilling 3-2 exhibition match, with Megawati Hangestri Pertiwi named MVP. The event showcased the growing popularity of volleyball in Indonesia and fostered cultural exchange.

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Megawati Hangestri Pertiwi Named MVP as Red Sparks vs Indonesia All Star 3-2 in Fun Volleyball Exhibition Match

The Daejeon JungKwanJang Red Sparks, a women's volleyball team from South Korea, emerged victorious against the Indonesia All Star team in a thrilling 3-2 exhibition match at the Indonesia Arena GBK in Jakarta on April 20, 2024. The event, initiated by the Indonesian Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with the Indonesian Volleyball Association (PBVSI), drew a sold-out crowd of 11,500 spectators, including former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Megawati Hangestri Pertiwi, who played for both teams during the match, was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for her outstanding performance. The Red Sparks won the first two sets, while the Indonesia All Star team fought back to claim the third and fourth sets. In a thrilling final set, Megawati returned to the Red Sparks, helping them secure a 15-12 victory.

Why this matters: The exhibition match served as a prelude to the upcoming Proliga volleyball competition and showcased the growing popularity of the sport in Indonesia. The event also highlighted the importance of international sports exchanges in fostering goodwill and promoting cultural understanding between nations.

The match was part of a larger 'Fun Volleyball' event that featured a celebrity match between teams led by Darius Sinathrya and Donna Agnesia, with other celebrities like Jirayut Afisan, Luna Maya, and Maria Vania participating. The event also included performances by the all-girl band JKT 48.

Yolla Yuliana and Wilda Siti Nurfadhilah were standout players for the Indonesia All Stars. Megawati and the Red Sparks' captain, Yeum Hye Son, played for the Indonesia All Stars in the third set, helping them win that set.

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Dito Ariotedjo, attended the exhibition match and expressed his happiness with the success of the event, stating, "I am committed to supporting the national volleyball teams to reach the top 30 in the world." The awards for the champion and runner-up teams were presented by the Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/Head of the National Land Agency, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono.

After the match, Megawati thanked the supporters and asked them to continue supporting Indonesian volleyball. She received a bonus of 20 million rupiah for being named the MVP. The event was supported by Vidio for live streaming and SCTV and Moji for free-to-air broadcasting.

The exhibition match between the Red Sparks and Indonesia All Star team showcased the talent and competitive spirit of both teams. With Megawati Hangestri Pertiwi's MVP performance and the enthusiastic support from fans and officials, the event successfully promoted volleyball in

Key Takeaways

  • Daejeon JungKwanJang Red Sparks defeated Indonesia All Star 3-2 in exhibition match.
  • Megawati Hangestri Pertiwi named MVP for outstanding performance.
  • Event part of 'Fun Volleyball' featuring celebrity match and JKT 48 performance.
  • Minister committed to supporting national volleyball teams to reach top 30 globally.
  • Event promoted volleyball's growing popularity in Indonesia through live streaming and broadcasting.