One of the leaders of the Australian team Yolanda Schmidt will kick off the Arafura Games for the Australian team in 57 kg stepping in the ring tomorrow against the representative of Philippines Jenelyn Olsim.
Yolanda won the gold medal of the Asian Championships last year in 57 kg while Jenelyn fought in Macau in 54 kg winning the silver medal. Jenelyn moved to the 57 kg for the Arafura Games and both medalists will face each other in the ring to decide who will move to the final.
Yolanda will have a strong support from the spectators of the event who will come to see her bout and performance of her beautiful Wai Kru. It will be an important day for team Australia and there can be no better athlete to open the event the Arafura Games.