The sport has grown in popularity, and now over 30 countries participate.
From there, the sport grew rapidly over the next few decades.
"If that's the way they feel the sport will grow, I can live by it."
Since 1996 the sport has been growing quickly and especially amongst the indigenous communities.
But as the sport grew in popularity, so did her parents' acceptance of it.
But the sport that supports what is now a $220 million industry has grown far less than many manufacturers expected.
As the sport grew so did the demand for instructors.
As the sport grows, so does the need for more trails and track.
At the end of her presidency she said that the sport can grow even more.
By the middle of that century the sport was growing in Brazil and the city had a big influence on it.