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Asian Games: South Korea wins gold, Indonesia finishes last in women's cycling madison relay

  • Fachrul Sidiq

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 31, 2018   /   06:28 pm
Asian Games: South Korea wins gold, Indonesia finishes last in women's cycling madison relay South Korean cyclists Kim You-ri and Na Ah-reum win the gold medal in the women's madison track cycling race in Jakarta on Friday. (Inasgoc via Antara/Eka Nickmatulhuda)

The South Korean cycling duo of Kim You-ri and Na Ah-reum clinched the gold medal in the women's madison track cycling race at the Jakarta International Velodrome in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, on Friday, coming out on top after 100 laps with 10 sprints. 

Indonesia's Ayustina Delia Priatna and Liontin Evangelina Setiawan finished in last place in the 25-kilometer race, collecting -14 points after receiving a 20 point deduction for losing laps.

During the race, there was a sprint for every 10 laps, with the first four teams over the line gaining 5, 3, 2 and 1 points respectively. The points are doubled for the last sprint. 

South Korea collected a total of 76 points, after winning six of the 10 sprints. Yang Qianyu and Yao Pang of Hong Kong, China, followed in second place with 61 points to win the silver medal while China's pair of Liu Jiali and Wang Xiaofei finished third with 31 points.

The first and second place finishers also earned an additional 40 points each after overlapping Indonesia.

In a madison race, the riders in each team alternate. When reentering the race, a rider's partner will sling shot them with their hands to give them added speed.