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Jakarta Post

Asian Games: Zohri fails to win medal in 100 m

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 26, 2018   /   11:46 pm
Asian Games: Zohri fails to win medal in 100 m Indonesia's Muhammad Zohri competes in a semi-final heat of the men's 100m athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 26, 2018. (JP/PJ Leo)

Indonesia’s Zohri Lalu Muhammad failed to win any medals in the men’s 100 meters final at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Sunday. 

The 18-year-old finished seventh at 10.20 seconds.

China's Su Bingtian won gold after finishing at 9.92, also breaking the Games record that set by Ogunode Femi from Qatar at 9.93 in 2014.

Zohri's performance in the finals was watched closely by Indonesians, as he carried the hope of the nation for winning a medal in the evening’s competition. Expectations were high as he won a gold medal at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland last month.  

"I'm really disappointed with the result today [...]. But I learned a lot. Today is not my day but I will keep training to be the best," said Zohri in a post-match interview.

"I'm really happy that many people came to watch me today. It didn’t give me pressure at all. I love it because the tribune is usually quiet in track and field competitions. But tonight, we received a lot of support in the stadium,” he added. (nkn)