Asian Games: Indonesia Wins Gold in Sepak Takraw Mens Team
Date 1 September 2018
Indonesia won another gold medal in sepak takraw mens 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 takraws 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 Indonesias sepak takraw, he said.
Indonesian sepak takraw has proven its achievement in the Asian arena, he added.
For the record, Indonesias sepak takraw team has won a total of five medals: one gold, one silver and two bronze medals from the mens team and one bronze from the womens 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)