Covid-19 Controlled, Mayor of Bandung Hopes Sports Competitions Are More Explosive
The Mayor of Bandung, Yana Mulyana, confirmed that the Covid-19 case in the city of Bandung was getting under control. Therefore, he opened up opportunities for sports to hold competitions.
In addition to being part of coaching athletes, he also believes that sports competitions can increase immunity.
"I hope that sports competitions in Bandung will be more widespread. We know that sports can increase immunity and minimize the spread of disease," Yana said after opening the BBC Cup Gateball Tournament at Bikasoga Gateball 5 Stadium Jalan Suryalaya Bandung, Saturday 3 September 2022.
It should be noted that gateball has begun to gain the attention of the people of Bandung. Evidently, the BBC Cup Gateball tournament was attended by 24 clubs with 214 athletes in the Greater Bandung area.
For this reason, Yana hopes that the gateball tournament can give birth to potential athletes to take part in competitions at a higher level. From national to international.
"With this tournament, we can find out the potential of athletes in the city of Bandung. Especially to be able to follow a bigger agenda," said Yana.
To note, Gateball is a modified sport of the croquet game, which uses a hammer to hit the ball.
This sport knows no specific limits so it is classified as a barrier-free sport.
This sport was first introduced in Japan, then spread throughout the world.
Meanwhile, the General Chairman of the BBC Mugi Sudjana said that this tournament was for the BBC Cup Rotating Cup. The plan, this tournament will be held regularly every year
"We will hold it every year, so that gateball is increasingly popular in Bandung. Not only young people and adults, anyone can participate," explained Mugi.
Meanwhile, the Head of the Tournament, Dedi Harun, said that the tournament participants were clubs that had received confirmation from the All Indonesia Gateball Association (Pergatsi).
All matches in this tournament are led by a nationally certified Referee.
"We have to be sporting and fair. The referees in this tournament are already nationally certified," admitted Dedi.(sya)**
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