Jakarta, IO – Yenny Wahid, daughter of the late, former Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid and General Chairwoman of the Indonesian Climbing Activity Federation, appeared before the Ministry of Youth and Sports Zainudin Amali on Wednesday, 14 September 2022 at the latter’s office in Graha Pemuda Building, Senayan, Jakarta. Her purpose was to report Indonesia’s readiness to host the World Climbing Championship on 24 – 26 September 2022 in Lot 16, SCBD Park, Sudirman, Jakarta.
“The event is open to the public. Anyone may come and watch, as Indonesia has been selected by the International Federation of Sport Climbing (“IFSC”) as the host of an international climbing competition for the first time,” Yenny said. “The grand championship includes approximately 200 athletes coming from 27 countries. Indonesia is sending out 42 athletes – 22 to compete in the ‘Speed’ category, and the remaining 20 in the ‘Lead’ category. Foreign participants are coming to Indonesia. Therefore, we are doing our best to prepare and make sure that the entire process goes smoothly.”
Yenny went on to remind all that the success of this event will determine the trust and reliance of International Federations of Indonesia’s readiness to host future championships. “In the near future, we have an extremely important event that now opens up the slot for Asian countries to host: Qualification for the Paris Olympics. We are still competing with our neighboring countries, including Korea, for this honor. Therefore, this event will determine our standing. We hope to host the Olympics Qualifications next year,” she said. “Let us work and pray so that our athletes can become champions in their own home, win many medals, and break world records again. No matter what, their track record in international events is nothing short of promising.” (rp)