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Jakarta Post

Asian Games: Indonesia gets silver in traditional boat race

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Palembang, South Sumatra   /   Sat, August 25, 2018   /   09:01 pm
Asian Games: Indonesia gets silver in traditional boat race The Indonesian women’s team on boat number 4 races in the finals of the Asian Games’ 200 m traditional boat rowing race on Jakabaring Lake in Palembang, South Sumatra, on Saturday. China won gold, Indonesia nailed Silver and South Korea grabbed bronze. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)

Indonesia won the silver medal in women’s team canoeing by clocking in at 56.16 seconds in the 200-meter traditional boat race at Jakabaring Sports City in Palembang, South Sumatra, on Saturday.

The Red-and-White team of 12 crossed the finish line 0.65 seconds behind gold medalist China. South Korea snatched the bronze medal.

Indonesian team manager Mardinal Young said his squad had the ability to win gold, because in the preliminary round Indonesia had been 0.72 seconds faster than China, finishing after 56.79 seconds.

“Indonesia could’ve won the gold if [the squad] had not been too tired. Their energy was drained during [Saturday’s] finals, so they could not do their best, as they had done in the [preliminary round],” said Mardinal.

The Indonesian men’s team, meanwhile, failed to take to the podium as it finished in fourth place. China again won the gold medal (50.83 seconds), Chinese Taipei nailed the silver (51.36 seconds) and Thailand grabbed bronze (52.62 seconds). (nkn)