Asian Games: Indonesia clinches silver, bronze in skateboard men’s park events
Safrin La Batu
The Jakarta Post
Two Indonesian skateboarders competing in the men’s park category have bagged medals in the final round at the Jakabaring Skate Park in Palembang, South Sumatra.
Jason Dennis Linzaat and Pevi Permana Putra got 68.33 and 67 points, respectively, on Wednesday, earning them silver and bronze. The two had to bow down to Japan's Kensuke Sasaoka, who snatched an outstanding 73 points and claimed his gold medal.
Kensuke is the champion of last year’s VPS Asia Championship in Singapore.
Jason was particularly on point when he made an outstanding invert and showed off some bonus tricks, drawing cheers from the audience. In the final run, however, he fell off his board as he attempted to pull off a final invert.
“I should have performed better, but I am really happy with the silver medal. This is my first silver medal,” Jason said after the match.
Kensuke got the judges’ special attention for a big air, a trick only possible with a high-speed ride, earning him the highest score of all.
“Kensuke is a strong contender. He plays very well, but we are friends,” the 14-year-old Jason said.
Pevi, meanwhile, received a warm welcome from the audience as he performed his stalefish trick, but that was not enough to outdo Jason and Kensuke.
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