Pencak silat is definitely competed in the 2018 Asian Games. For this reason, we have socialized to PB (the Executive Board of the Indonesian Pencak Silat Association) to prepare superior numbers, "said Chairman of the Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) Rita Subowo, while attending a national sports discussion themed "Let's Rise Sport Indonesia" at Kompas Gramedia, Palmerah, Jakarta, Monday, October 6, 2014.
Pencak silat is confirmed to be one of the sports contested in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia which will take place in Indonesia. The original Indonesian sports branch is expected to become a medal for Indonesia, which will host the four-year Asian Games.
When Indonesia hosted the 2011 SEA Games, Rita, who became Chair of the Indonesian National Sports Committee (KONI) and also the General Chair of KOI, succeeded in bringing Indonesia to become the overall champion of the Southeast Asian Games. However, he added, hosting the Asian Games is not the same as the SEA Games. "We cannot do things like that. Because, so many countries must be lobbied," Rita said. (Read: Asian Games Failed, Kemenpora Ready to Be Responsible)
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