Asian Games: Host Achmad wins bronze, contributes third medal in wushu
The Jakarta Post
The Indonesian wushu squad won a third medal for the country after athlete Achmad Hulaefi secured a bronze in men's daoshu (broadsword) and gunshu (staff) discipline.
In the gunshu's competition on Tuesday, Achmad demonstrated his ability in wielding the staff and firm sawbuck work, landing steadily after every flip.
He scored 9.71, 0.01 higher than tough competitor Jowei Si Wen Lim of Singapore, who scored 9.70.
Achmad and Jowei collected the same points in daoshu on Monday, with each scoring 9.70.
The gold medal in the category was bagged by China's Wu Zhaohua, who dominated the event by collecting 9.76 in both disciplines. Seungjae Cho of South Korea grabbed the silver with 9.72 and 9.73 points in daoshu and gunshu, respectively.
Achmad said he was satisfied with his performance as he could maintain control during the event.
"When I arrived here today, I was bit hasty during the warming up. I’ve got a pulled muscle in the abdomen," he said.
"But the support of the spectators increased my adrenaline and I felt like my body was so light," added the silver medalist of the 2017 World Championship in gunshu.
Achmad improved his achievement in the Games as he finished only fifth in the 2014 Games.
He added a medal to the country’s tally in wushu: a gold, a silver and a bronze. (nkn)
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