Asian Games: Indonesia Wins Three Golds in Pencak Silat

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 27 Agustus 2018
Category: News
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Silat competition held at Padepokan Silat TMII, Jakarta, Monday (27/8). (Humas/Jay)

Aji Bangkit Pamungkas wins gold medal in Silat competition held at Padepokan Silat TMII, Jakarta, Monday (27/8). (Humas/Jay)

Indonesia won three gold medals in Pencak Silat sports, which was held at Padepokan Pencak Silat, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), Jakarta, Monday (27/8).

Until this news was published, 3 gold medals were already bagged by Indonesian team. The first gold was gained by Puspa Arumsari, who won the women’s singles number.

Puspa Arumsari won the highest point of 467, beating her closest rival from Singapore, Nuruh Muhammad Yazid, who settled silver with 445 points, followed by Filipino fighter, Cherry May Regalado, who got bronze with 444 points.

The second gold medal was presented by Yola Primadani – Hendy in the men’s doubles, with the highest score of 580. The silver medal was won by a Vietnamese fighter, Tranh Duc Danh / Le Hong Quan who scored 562, and a bronze medal won by Malaysian fighters, Mohd Taqiyudin Hamid / Muhammad Afifi Nurdin who scored 560.

Meanwhile, the third gold was presented by the men’s team, consisting of Nugraha, Sani Asep Yulda, and Mubarok Anggi Faisal who scored 465. The silver medal was won by the Vietnamese team with a score of 450 and bronze by the Thailand team with a score of 448.

After surpassing the 15th gold, Indonesia is closer to the 16-gold target. For the record, Pencak silat is an Indonesian martial art and making its debut at the 2018 Asian Games. The event offers a total of eight gold medals. Thus, there are still several categories contested from this sports branch, and Indonesia still has big potential in winning the competition. (*/ES) (STU/EP/Naster)

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