Jakarta is currently hosting the 2018 Asian Para Games, a celebration of the competitive spirit of athletes with disabilities from accross Asia.
The multi-sports event is a follow-up to the 2018 Asian Games, which took place in Indonesia as well.
The same country hosting both the Asian Games and the Asian Para Games is a tradition that has been going on since 2010.
The official mascot of the Games is a Bondol eagle named Momo, which stands for “motivation and mobility”.
Momo represents the icon of the capital city of Jakarta by using the Betawi sarong as his pants and also represents the relentless spirit of people with disabilities by being depicted as an amputee.
Indonesian athletes have already made their country proud by winning a lot of gold medals, thanks to the likes of table tennis player David Jacobs, bowler Elsa Maris, long jumper Rica Oktavia, runner Sapto Yogo Purnomo, shot-putter Suparniyati, swimmer Syuci Indriani and the men’s badminton team. [ary]