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Jakarta Post

It's raining golds

Wed, October 10, 2018   /   06:27 pm
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    Victory lap: Indonesia’s Sapto Yogo Purnomo raises the red and white flag of Indonesia after winning the gold medal in the 200-meter para-athletics event at the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta. INAPGOC/TJPimages/Muhammad Bagas Syahputra

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    Celebration: Members of the Indonesian badminton team celebrate their victory after defeating Malaysia at the Istora Senayan in Central Jakarta. INAPGOC/TJPimages/Hadi Abdulloh

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    Ready to launch: Indonesian shot-putter Suparniyati wins gold in the 2018 Asian Para Games’ shot-put competition at the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta. INAPGOC/TJPimages/Agoes Rudianto

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    Swerve it: Indonesian bowler Elsa Maris gets into the action during the women’s singles tenpin bowling competition at the Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta. She won gold. INAPGOC/TJPimages/Agoes Rudianto

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    Moment of pride: Indonesian swimmer Syuci Indriani gives a salute after winning the gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle competition at the Gelora Bung Karno Aquatic Center in Senayan, Central Jakarta. INAPGOC/TJPimages/Hendra

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    Sliding through: Indonesian long jump athlete Rica Octavia lands after her jump at the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta. INAPGOC/TJPimages/Jessica Margaretha

Jakarta is currently hosting the 2018 Asian Para Games, a celebration of the competitive spirit of athletes with disabilities from accross Asia. 
The multi-sports event is a follow-up to the 2018 Asian Games, which took place in Indonesia as well.
The same country hosting both the Asian Games and the Asian Para Games is a tradition that has been going on since 2010.
The official mascot of the Games is a Bondol eagle named Momo, which stands for “motivation and mobility”. 
Momo represents the icon of the capital city of Jakarta by using the Betawi sarong as his pants and also represents the relentless spirit of people with disabilities by being depicted as an amputee.
Indonesian athletes have already made their country proud by winning a lot of gold medals, thanks to the likes of table tennis player David Jacobs, bowler Elsa Maris, long jumper Rica Oktavia, runner Sapto Yogo Purnomo, shot-putter Suparniyati, swimmer Syuci Indriani and the men’s badminton team. [ary]