Asian Games: Aqsa clinches gold for Indonesia in jetski
The Jakarta Post
Aqsa Sutan Aswar, 21, clinched the gold medal for Indonesia in the jetski endurance open runabout held at the Jetski Indonesia Academy in Ancol, North Jakarta, on Sunday, having scored the highest points after three races.
Aqsa ran up a score of 1,143 points, besting Ali Allanjawi of the United Arab Emirates and Suphathat Footrakul of Thailand, who scored 1,127 and 1,088 points to earn silver and bronze, respectively.
Aqsa, despite finishing second in the third race behind Allanjawi, maintained his lead as the latter, who previously earned one gold medal from the limited runabout event, scored minor points in the first race after finishing in 10th position.
Aqsa's older brother, Aero Sutan Aswar, failed to win any medal in the event. A technical problem on his craft 10 minutes into the second round, forced him to enter the paddock.
"I don't know. It feels awesome," Aqsa told an interviewer right after finishing the race.
Aqsa faced a constant challenge from Allanjawi and South Korea's Kim Jin-won throughout the race. But a mechanical problem 10 minutes into the third race forced the Korean to finish in ninth position, denying him any medal.
It is the second medal for Aqsa as he previously bagged a bronze medal from the limited runabout event. Aero, meanwhile won silver in the category on Saturday. (yan)
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