Indonesia is listed as one of 97 countries that took part in the 2019 ANOC World Beach Games (AWBC). This multisport event will be held in Qatar, from 12 to 16 October 2019.
One of the drivers of Indonesia taking part as a participant is the historical factor. As the first competition held, AWBC 2019 will be remembered in the history of world sport. Based on this consideration, Chairperson of the Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) Erick Thohir views Indonesia as having to take part even though its athletes will face world-class athletes.
“I think this is a historic event, because this is the first time beach sports have been held in the world. That’s why it is important for Indonesia to take part. There must be someone who feels a heavy burden. However, if I do our best, God will definitely give the best.” – Said Erik Thohir as reported by Media Indonesia.
Erik hopes, the athletes can put out their best abilities in this event. Not to forget, Erick slipped a message so that athletes play sportsmanship.
“The most important thing is performing optimally. We entrust the sport to be upheld and we have shown that with sport we can triumph and fly the red and white in the world,” he concluded.