Since the beginning of the biggest sports event in Asia which is devoted to the people with disabilities, the Asian Para Games 2018, counted from today on Indonesia has managed to collect 5 gold, each of which is obtained from branches, Badminton, Athletics, long jump, and swimming. The first gold was donated by the men’s team number badminton sport. Indonesia’s first gold was donated by Dheva Anrimusthi after defeating Malaysian athlete Mohammad Faris Ahmad Azri with a score of 21-6, 21-12.
Furthermore, the second and fifth gold respectively contributed by Suparniyati Para-athletic in the F20 decree number with a score of 10.75 meters, and the fifth gold was contributed by Sapto Yogo Purnomodari of the sport of the 200 meter men’s T37 athletics, after defeating two Iranian athlete Ali Olfatnia won silver with a time of 24.7 seconds and Davoudali Ghasemi (24.38 seconds), bronze winner, at the Bung Karno Main Stadium (SUGBK).
Meanwhile, the third gold obtained from the T20 long jump number sport. Rica Oktavia. Rica donated the best jump. The jump is 5.25 meters. For Rica, this leap distance surpasses her personal record.
And the fourth gold was won from swimming after swimmer Syuci Indriani won the final of the women’s 100m breaststroke in the Gelora Bung Karno Aquatic Stadium, Jakarta. Syuci won a narrow victory over Japanese swimmer Mai Deguchi in the final match. With a time of 1 minute 23.95 seconds, Syuci is only 0.02 seconds ahead of Deguchi. The bronze medal was won by Japanese athlete Mikika Serizawa with a time of 1 minute 26.13 seconds. This is the second time Syuci won a medal at the 2018 Asian Para Games. Previously, the athlete born January 28, 2001, won the bronze medal in the women’s S14 200-meter freestyle.
With the acquisition of the gold medal, Indonesia is currently ranked 6th in the provisional classification of medals at the 2018 Asian Para Games. Indonesia still has the opportunity to continue to add medals during the Asian Para Games competition.