"This event is not only for sports but also for sports tourism in the City of Pariaman," said Mayor of Pariaman, Genius Umar at Pantai Cermin in Pariaman, on Friday.
He said although the event was held for the first time but the participants reached 392 athletes from various regions in Indonesia and even from Malaysia.
Next year the event will hold twice a year which is first for the national level and second for the international level.
According to him the implementation of the event is an opportunity to promote tourism in the City of Pariaman to foreign tourists.
He encouraged the management of other sports in the area to also hold national and international sporting events.
Previously, a number of hotels and dozens of homestays in the City of Pariaman were filled with athletes and officials at the Roller Skates Championship which is held from 4 to 6 October in the area.
"There are at least 392 athletes and around 800 officials at the Roller Skates Championship in Pariaman and will be here for the next few days," Secretary of the Pariaman City Youth and Sports Education Office in Pariaman said on Thursday.
He said most of the athletes and officials were staying at hotels, inns and a number of people's homes in Pariaman while the rest were staying at family homes.
He said the hotel and lodging were recommendations from his party which were conveyed through the guidebook.
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Translated by: Mutiara Ramadhani - Internship Student of Antara 2019