South Sumatra Province to host the Asian Triathlon Championship in 2017 based on results of the Asian Triathlon Confederation congress in Japan on May 1, 2016.
Assistant Provincial Government Akhmad Najib II in Palembang on Sunday, said South Sumatra after eliminating Kazakhstan elected in a direct ballot.
“Indonesia are just one voice from Kazakhstan,” said Najib who met after returning from Japan.
He said at the meeting, he represents the South Sumatra Governor H Alex Noerdin, accompanied by the President of the Federation of Triathlon Indonesia (FTI) Mark Sungkar and Head of Youth and Sports Sumsel H Akhmad Joseph Wibowo.
“Indonesia was chosen not because has sports facilities are quite complete in Jakabaring Sports Complex, Palembang. So the sport triathlon swimming, bike and run can be conducted in one area,” he said.
Meanwhile, on the same occasion also held Hatsukaichi ASTC Triathlon Asian Championships 2016 Championship.
One seorag athletes representing South Sumatra Indonesia Jauhari Johan made achievements by finishing third in the category of Southeast Asia.
While the second and third place was won by Nikko Huelgas and John Chicano Filipina.
Meanwhile, South Sumatra related to preparation to host the Triathlon Asian Championships this, ask ATC provided the bike path as far as 10 km, swimming path length of 350 meters plus 50 meters, and the area to run 5 km.
Then, the aquatic arena that can be used by the participants to practice, for helipad area, the nearest referral hospitals, and infrastructure doping tests.
“Regarding the desired facilities have been provided, as part of the preparation for South Sumatra to host the Asian Games in 2018,” said Najib.
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