Asian Games: Indonesia wins silver, bronze in jetski
Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman
The Jakarta Post
Indonesia won silver and bronze medals in the jetski event at the Asian Games after the Aswar brothers -- Aero and Aqsa -- finished second and third, respectively, in the final of the runabout limited category on Friday at the Ancol Beach, North Jakarta.
Aqsa, the younger of the two brothers, actually had a chance to clinch the gold medal after performing well in the opening laps.
In the third lap, he even took over the lead after Supak Settura of Thailand experienced engine problems.
However, Aqsa’s jetski broke down in the final lap allowing Wu Ronghua of China to overtake him followed by Aero in second place.
United Arab Emirates jetskier Ali Allanjawi, 37, won gold medal after finishing with 214 points.
Aero, who will turn 24 in December, bagged the silver medal with 88 points while Aqsa took bronze.
Twelve medals are up for grabs in four categories in the jetski event, namely runabout 1100 stock, ski modified, runabout limited and endurance runabout open.
Indonesia’s hopes of claiming more medals now lie in the hands of the Aswar brothers and 23-year-old Izi Muhammad Farizi who will be taking part in the runabout 1100 stock and ski modified.
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