Indonesia again added 1 gold in the water sports venue, rowing. The gold medal was won by the Indonesian rowing team at JSC Lake on Friday (08/24/2018). The team which contained personnel from Tanzil, Muhad, Rio, Jefri, Ali, Ferdiansyah, Ihram, Ardi, Ujang was victorious in the Men ’s Lightweight Eight number. Indonesia won the gold medal in the number after recording the fastest time of 6 minutes 08.88 seconds above Uzbekistan and Hong Kong which each won silver and bronze.
This became the second gold in Palembang after before rock climbing had clogged it first. Overall and this is the first gold medal for the Indonesian contingent from the rowing venue and is also the 9th gold medal for Indonesia at the 2018 Asian Games. In addition to gold, Indonesia also won silver and bronze medals on Friday morning.
The silver medal is obtained from Men ’s Quadruple Scull number. Kakan Kusmana, Edwin Ginanjar Rudiana, Sulpianto, and Memo finished second, below India and beat Thailand. Meanwhile, bronze medals were obtained by the Chelsea Corputty quartet, Wa Ode Fitri Rahmanjani, Julianti and Yayah Rokayah.
They race in the Women’s Four number. The Indonesian women’s team finished under China and Vietnam who were entitled to win gold and bronze medals. In total, Indonesia has so far received five medals from rowing with details of one gold medal, two silver medals and two bronze medals. The day before, Indonesia received a silver medal from Men ‘s Lightweight Four and bronze from Women’ s Pair.
With this, Indonesia managed to collect nine gold, each won by Defia Rosmaniar (taekwondo), Lindswell Kwok (wushu), Eko Yuli (heavy lifting), and Tiara Andini, Khoiful Mukhib (mountain bike racing) and the paragliding men’s team, Jafro Megawanto (individual paragliding), and Aries Susanti (rock climbing).
Meanwhile, the medal standings are still dominated by China. The Bamboo Curtain country shot away leaving rivals with 123 medals; 60 gold, 41 silver and 22 bronze.
Japan ranked second with a total of 90 medals in the form of 26 gold, 29 silver and 35 bronze. The third position is inhabited by South Korea with 19 gold, 22 silver and 28 bronze with a total of 69 medals. Iran is above Indonesia after collecting 10 gold, 11 silver and 8 bronze with 29 medals total.