Gold Medal Hunt Still On, President Jokowi Says
Although Indonesia has won 22 gold medals – ranked 4th in the medal tally until Monday (27/8 and has exceeded the target of being in the top 10 with 16 gold medals, President Joko Jokowi Widodo said the hunt for gold medal is not over yet.
The hunt for medals will still continue until next week, President Jokowi wrote on his Facebook fanpage on Monday (27/8).
According to the President, Indonesian athletes should keep their spirit and continue to fight in the games and make our nation proud.
For the record, at least one gold medal will be secured by Indonesian athletes on Tuesday (29/8) on mens doubles badminton, since two Indonesia’s best couples, namely Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo / Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Fajar Alfian/M. Rian Ardianto, will defeat each other to be the best.
Badminton player Jonathan Christie also gets the opportunity to add a gold medal on mens singles badminton and he is up to face the China Taipei athlete Chou Tien Chen in the final round this afternoon.
Meanwhile from Archery, Diananda Choirunisa has the opportunity to win gold in the final round on women’s recurve against Chinas archer Zhang Xinyan.
Indonesian football takraw team will also fight to secure gold medal, in the final round of the mens team against Malaysia, in Jakabaring, Palembang.
Indonesia earlier had added gold medal through the wall climbing sport.
The 21st gold medal is presented by the women’s team on Womens Speed, at SC Sport Climbing, Palembang, Monday (27/8). The team which consist of Aries Susanti Rahayu, Puji Lestari, Rajiah Sallabillah and Fitriyani, defeated the womens team from China.
In the meantime, the 22nd gold medal was bagged by Muhammad Hinayah, Alfian Muhammad Fajri, and Abu Dzar Yulianto after defeating compatriot Aspar, Sabri, Alfian Muhammad Fajri (silver) in the final round on mens relay. (*/ICE) (STU/EP/Naster)