SUMEDANG-With all the potential possessed by Sumedang regency to hold Paragliding sport, Sumedang Regent H. Eka Setiawan hopes Sumedang can become one of the aerospace sports venues in the upcoming 2018 Asian Games.
The regent's hope is based on the availability of the location to hold a Paralayang sporting event located in Kampung Toga South Sumedang and Batudua region Cisitu subdistrict which is also used in the National Sports Week (PON) event of West Java 2016 some time ago.
"Well, hopefully in the Asean Games 2018 event, both of our locations can also be chosen especially to hold a Cross Country game Paragliding," Eka said when giving speech at the closing ceremony of the Regional Sports Week Qualification (PORDA) and Regional Championship 2017 Paragliding in Kampung Toga South Sumedang area, on Tuesday (21/11/2017) afternoon.
Eka statement was reinforced by one of the Regional Board of Paragliding Sports West Java Darmawan Sirin. It is said Darmawan, especially for the Paragliding Parade game at the 2018 Asian Games, Sumedang Regency is considered to have the potential to be chosen as the location of the event because it has the village of Toga and Batudua are phenomenal and has been widely known to the level of Abroad.
"Based on the information, until now the peak area of Bogor Regency will be the location where the matches of the Paragliding Parade, but I heard no less as well the prospective participants both nationally and abroad want the implementation of the game held here (Sumedang)," said Darmawan.
On the occasion, Darmawan also said that rarely in a regency / city there are two representative locations to hold a game Paragliding Nature like in Sumedang Regency.
"Sumedang has a phenomenal Toga and Batudua village with a tremendous nature to hold a Paragliding Parade game, and it's very rare that there are two locations of Lintas Alam in a district," he said.
"On the basis of that, hopefully at the upcoming Asian Games 2018, these two locations in Sumedang can be used as the venue for the match (Parallel Lintas Alam)," he added.
Meanwhile, related to the activities of Porda Qualification and Kejurda 2017, followed by 102 participants from 15 regencies / cities in West Java which have been held for seven days in Kampung Toga South Sumedang until today, Sumedang Regency managed to seize as much as 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze from various number of matches held.
The event which was attended by the administrators of Paragliding Sports Party and Pengkab and Chairman Koni Sumedang Regency, Regent Sumedang the opportunity to submit the Cup and Medal to athletes who became champions in the event that time.