Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

Asian Games: Aqsa clinches gold for Indonesia in jetski

  • Fachrul Sidiq

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 26, 2018   /   06:10 pm
Asian Games: Aqsa clinches gold for Indonesia in jetski Racer Aqsa Aswar (5) celebrates in the jetski endurance runabout open final competition during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 26, 2018. (JP/Sewo Wardhana)

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)