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Jakarta Post

Asian Games: Indonesia makes it two in pencak silat gold hunt

  • Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 27, 2018   /   12:47 pm
Asian Games: Indonesia makes it two in pencak silat gold hunt Gold medallists Indonesia's Hendy (L) and Yola Primadona Jampil pose with their medals during the victory ceremony for the men's double pencak silat event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 27, 2018. (JP/PJ Leo)

Indonesia clinched its second gold medal of the day in pencak silat at the 18th Asian Games on Monday, thanks to its men’s doubles team of Yola Primadona Jampil and Hendy.

The pair finished first with a score of 580 points, giving Indonesia its 14th gold medal overall. With more medals up for grabs in the Indonesian traditional martial art, the host stands a great chance of meeting its target of winning 16 gold medals.

Vietnam’s duo of Duc Danh Tran and Hong Quan Le had to settle for the silver after scoring 562 points, while Mohd Taqiyuddin Hamid and Muhammad Afifi Nordin of Malaysia took the bronze with a score of 560 points.

Earlier in the day, Puspa Arumsari won the first gold medal for Indonesia in the event, which is debuting at the Asian Games this year.