Balinese powerlifter Widiasih takes silver at 2018 Asian Para Games despite shoulder injury

Balinese powerlifter Ni Nengah Widiasih earned a silver medal for Indonesia at the 2018 Asian Para Games in the 41kg class in Jakarta on Sunday. The 25-year-old polio survivor managed to lift 97 kilograms, despite a shoulder injury, only losing out to Chinese athlete Zhe Cui, who pressed 100 kilograms. “Yes, I was injured,” Widiasih, ...

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Death by Rival Football Club: 10 y/o Balinese boy’s sign addressing Persija fan’s fatal beating tugs at the heartstrings

Death by Rival Football Club: 10 y/o Balinese boy’s sign addressing Persija fan’s fatal beating tugs at the heartstrings

A Balinese 10-year-old pictured with a sign condemning the deadly beating of a soccer fan at a game in Bandung, West Java on Sunday tugs hard at the heartstrings. Persija Jakarta...

From Podium to Refugee Post: Asian Games silver medalist Lalu Muhammad Zohri returns home to Lombok

From Podium to Refugee Post: Asian Games silver medalist Lalu Muhammad Zohri returns home to Lombok

After coming down from the high of winning a silver medal in the Asian Games, Indonesian athlete Lalu Muhammad Zohri has returned home to earthquake-stricken Lombok where he’s...

WATCH: What it was like to surf Bali in 1974

WATCH: What it was like to surf Bali in 1974

Ever wonder what it was like to surf Bali back in the “gold school” days before things went boom and the island became an international surfing (and tourist) destination? For...

Asian Games torch touches down in Bali

Asian Games torch touches down in Bali

The torch of the 2018 Asian Games touched down in Bali on Monday and will stay on the Island of the Gods for a three-day touring event. The torch arrived at West Bali’s...

It was ‘on’ at Padang Padang: Barrel maestro Jack Robinson victor at Bali’s Rip Curl Cup

It was ‘on’ at Padang Padang: Barrel maestro Jack Robinson victor at Bali’s Rip Curl Cup

The ‘super swell’ hit and the barrels rolled in at Bali’s famous Padang Padang Beach for the final round of the Rip Curl Cup on Thursday, with Australian Jack Robinson...

High alert in Bali’s Padang Padang for Rip Curl Cup to be held Sunday

High alert in Bali’s Padang Padang for Rip Curl Cup to be held Sunday

There may be a showdown of some of the world’s best barrel riders at Bali’s legendary Padang Padang break this weekend if conditions deliver for the Rip Curl Cup. The...

World Surf League Bali Pro signals Indonesian government’s eagerness to capitalize on surf tourism

World Surf League Bali Pro signals Indonesian government’s eagerness to capitalize on surf tourism

Things are heating up in Keramas on Bali’s eastern coast, as we now enter the third day into World Surf League’s Corona Bali Protected 2018. But it’s not just surfers that...

Results & Photos: First leg of Asian Surfing Tour wraps up at Bali’s Kuta Beach

Results & Photos: First leg of Asian Surfing Tour wraps up at Bali’s Kuta Beach

Some of Asia’s best surfers paddled out at Bali’s famous Kuta Beach this past weekend for the final round of the initial leg of the REnexttop Asian Surfing Tour 2018. The...

Indonesian cyclists ride 1500 km from West Java to Bali on old school roadsters

Indonesian cyclists ride 1500 km from West Java to Bali on old school roadsters

A group of 10 Indonesian cyclists are traveling across Java to Bali, riding old school roadsters. Touring from Anyer, West Java to Sanur for a distance of 1500 kilometers on...


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Coconuts Bali Sports

As Bali is a surfer’s paradise, the sports section of Coconuts Bali is unsurprisingly dominated by surf-related stories. From surf championships to the surfer who got attacked by a shark in Balian and survived, surfing stories regularly find their way into Bali sports news. Other than wave-riding, football (aka soccer) has got to be the biggest sport in Bali. The island’s main team, Bali United, is trying hard to be a big deal (with somewhat limited success) in the Indonesian football scene. Table tennis, badminton, and running also generate an adequate level of buzz in Bali.