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Chairman of the Indonesian Motorbike Association (IMI), Sadikin Aksa confirmed that Palembang will host the 2019 MXGP international motocross championship series which will be participated in by 28 countries with approximately 1.500 officials. This championship will take place on July 6-7.After officially signing the Memorandum of Understanding -MoU at the office of the Governor of South Sumatra on Monday (05/27/2019), Sadikin Aksa confirmed at the third event, and the committee made sure that the facilities are complete enough, such as enough land and strategic location in Jakabaring, Palembang, South Sumatra.Meanwhile, Governor of South Sumatra, Herman Deru ensured that Palembang is ready and would make the MXGP event succeed. He also considered MXGP as a sport for all circles. Thus, the government of South Sumatra Province will fully support it.

Bicycle riders from the BMX discipline and the track have a big chance to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, considering that the present riders are considered to be capable enough in pursuing the four-year multi-event tournament ticket. This was said by Chairman of the Indonesian Sport Bicycle Association (PB ISSI), Raja Sapta Oktohari in Jakarta on Monday night (27/5).The hope of number one in the PB ISSI is not without reason. For BMX, Indonesia has passed athlete to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Toni Syarifudin. While currently, there are several names, including I Gusti Bagus Saputra. From the track, the women's sector is considered to be more possible. The hope is for the two athletes to qualify and one of them is Crismonita Dwi Putri. This young athlete who was born in Lamongan is now able to compete with world-class riders.

The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) will determine the eight stadiums that will host the U-20 World Cup in 2021. Quoted from the PSSI’s official website in Jakarta on Monday (27/5), PSSI will include the stadiums as a condition to submit them to host the 2021 World Cup U-20 to International Football Federation (FIFA).According to Secretary General of PSSI, Ratu Tisha Destria, her side feels confident that Indonesia can hold the U-20 World Cup because PSSI has been experienced in holding Asian level tournaments such as the Asian Games, Asian Cup and AFF Cup. PSSI itself officially nominated to host the 2021 U-20 World Cup to FIFA on Tuesday (21/5).

Indonesian flagship Paralympic athlete, Jendi Pangabean targets to be able to win five gold medals in the swimming sport in the ASEAN Para Games 2020 in Manila, the Philippines on January 18-25, 2020. Jendi Pangabean stated in Jakarta on Tuesday that to meet the target, he is currently participating in swimming national training in Solo until January 2020.He said that the holy month of Ramadan is not an obstacle for him to take part in the training program that has been prepared by the coach team. At the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Jendi won 1 gold in the 100-meter S9 backstroke, 1 Silver 100 meters in the S9 butterfly, 1 bronze in the 100-meter S9 freestyle and 1 bronze in the 4x100 meter medley relay 34 points.

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