The goal of every athlete is to win.
There is no better feeling in the world for athletes than the validation that they are the best in what they do among their peers. The crème de la crème.
Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra, are now hosting the 2018 Asian Games, in which Asia’s top athletes compete against each other to become the best.
What does it mean for these athletes to win in the Asian Games? Winning can mean getting a gold medal. Or silver. Or bronze.
Winning can mean successfully qualifying for the final even if you do not get any medals.
Winning can mean raising personal rankings. Winning can mean continuing to compete despite injury until it is no longer possible.
Winning not only means defeating your opponent but mainly defeating yourself.
--- All picture are taken with Canon cameras