BANDUNG - West Java is expected to regain the overall champion in the VIII 2019 National Boarding Schools Sports and Arts Week (Pospenas) held in Bandung. The hope was expressed by Governor Ahmad Hadadi's Expert Staff in a Welcome dinner for Pospenas athletes from various Provinces, at Gedung Sate, Sunday (11/24/2019). According to Hadadi, who represented the Governor at the event, the hope was not grandiose considering that in Pospenas VII, West Java won the overall champion.
"It is not an empty hope considering that in the previous Pospenas we were the overall champions, plus at present our preparations are far more mature" he said after the event.
When asked what sport was the winner of West Java to win the gold medal, Hadadi answered all the sports that were contested including the seed for West Java.
"God willing, all of our six sports are featured. We have quite good potential athletes in Islamic boarding schools," he explained.
Pospenas VIII competed 6 sports and also several arts, where athletes and pesantren artists from various provinces competed to win. Pospenas VIII will be centered in 2 places namely SOR Arcamanik and UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Campus Bandung from 26-30 November 2019. (Pun)