Asian Games: Indonesia Wins Gold in Sepak Takraw Men’s Team

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 1 September 2018
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Sepak takraw men’s quadrant won the 31st gold in the final round held at Ranau Hall, Jakabaring Sport City, Palembang, Saturday (1/9) (Photo: PR Division of Minister of Youth and Sports).

Sepak takraw men’s quadrant won the 31st gold in the final round held at Ranau Hall, Jakabaring Sport City, Palembang, Saturday (1/9) (Photo: PR Division of Minister of Youth and Sports).

Indonesia won another gold medal in sepak takraw men’s quadrant after defeating Japan 2-1 in a fierce final match of the 2018 Asian Games held at Ranau Hall, Jakabaring Sport City, Palembang, Saturday (1/9).

Despite the 15-21 lost to Japan in the first set, the Indonesian team, which  consists of Muhammad Hardiansyah Muliang, Nofrizal, Saiful Rijal, Rizky Abdul Ran Pago, Husni Uba, and Abdul Halim Radjiu, defeated Japan in the last two sets with a score of 21-14 and 21-16.

With this result, Japan settled for the silver medal and the bronze medal was shared by Singapore and Vietnam.

Speaking to reporters after the match, Indonesia sepak takraw’s coach Asry Syam,  expressed his gratitude for the support of the public who cheered for the team during the match. “Alhamdulillah, Thank God, and thank you to all friends and Indonesian people for the support given to us. This is a history for Indonesia’s sepak takraw,” he said.

“Indonesian sepak takraw has proven its achievement in the Asian arena,” he added.

For the record, Indonesia’s sepak takraw team has won a total of five medals: one gold, one silver and two bronze medals from the men’s team and one bronze from the women’s team.

At the 2018 Asian Games, Indonesia has collected 31 gold medals, 24 silver medals, and 43 bronze medals and placed 4th in the medal tally. (PR of Ministry of Youth and Sports/ EN) (STU/EP/Naster)

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