Asian Games: Emilia Nova wins silver in 100m hurdles
Gemma Holliani Cahya
The Jakarta Post
Indonesian Emilia Nova clinched a silver medal in the 2018 Asian Games women’s 100-meter hurdles at Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Stadium, Central Jakarta, on Sunday evening.
The 23-year-old clocked 13.33 seconds, which was also her personal best, to finish second after champion Jung Hye-lim of South Korea, who won with 13.20 seconds.
Lui Lai Yiu from Hong Kong, China, took the bronze after finishing the race in 13.42 seconds, which was also her personal best.
The Indonesian Track and Field Association (PASI) had targeted one gold medal from the quadrennial event.
“I didn’t set any [personal] target in this event because my rivals’ times were better. Alhamdulillah [Thanks be to God] I earned an unexpected medal,” she said after her victory.
“Of course I felt pressure, but I used it to motivate myself. I just focus on my technique.
“I won a silver at last year’s Southeast Asian [SEA] Games. But this is a higher level of competition. This has been my best achievement in Asia.” (yan)
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