Stepping on the fourth day of the Asian Para Games 2018 implementation Indonesia continues to add the quantity of gold which to this day 10 October 2018 has accumulated 8 gold. Three additional gold each won by bowling, ping pong, and athletics.
Bowling sports donated gold obtained from bowler Elsa Maris who successfully won six sets of Tenpin Bowling Women’s Single TPB4 category. Elsa took the lead with a score of 1186 and was entitled to the gold medal, ranked second Diane Neo Pei Lin with a score of 1033 and third place won by Korean athlete Kim Yuna with a score of 1003.
In the table tennis category, there was David Jacobs who won a gold medal at the Asian Para 2018 Games in TT 10 class which took place at E-convention Ancol, Jakarta, Tuesday (09/10/2018). As quoted from the official website of the 2018 Asian Para Games, David won the gold medal after defeating Chinese athlete Lian Hao, with a score of 11-4, 7-11, 11-6 and 17-15. The gold David obtained was Indonesia’s first gold for the table tennis branch.
And in the Athletics category, again Sapto Yogo Purnomo won the second gold on the T37 100 meter run after earlier on Monday (8/10/2018) he also became the best in the 200-meter T37 son. He scored the best time of 11.49 seconds while breaking the 11.51 second Asian record of Chinese athlete Yongbin Lian.
In the competition held at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (SUGBK), Senayan, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (10/09/2018) night, Sapto Yogo became the best after defeating Iranian athlete Davoudali Ghasemi who recorded 11.97 seconds who were entitled to Saudi Arabia’s silver medal and athlete Ali Alnakhli with a time of 12.01 seconds for the bronze medal.
As for the men’s T37 100 meters Asian record previously held by Chinese athlete Yongbin Liang with 11.51 seconds recorded at the 2012 London Paralympics, England.
To this day Indonesia still ranks 6th with a total of 8 gold medals, 13 silver medals, 18 bronzes. And the first rank is firmly occupied by China with 77 gold medals, 33 silver, and 29 bronze medals.