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Jakarta Post

Indonesia moves to 2nd place at SEA Games

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Manila, Philippines   /   Sat, December 7 2019   /  12:43 am

Golden girl: 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games gold medalist Aldila Sutjiadi of Indonesia returns a ball in the final against Vietnam's Savanna Ly-Nguyen at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila on Friday. She won 6-0,7-5.(Reuters/Eloisa Lopez)Indonesia’s top athletes are on track to meet President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s request to secure second place at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines as the national contingent has replaced Vietnam with a haul of total 128 medals, comprising 40 golds, 41 silvers and 47 bronzes.Runner Agus Prayogo was among those who won gold on Friday. Agus, a member of the Indonesian Military, said the humidity had been a challenge during the marathon ending at New Clark City Stadium, despite climatic conditions not too different from back home.“I had studied the temperature and climate differences between here and Jakarta for months, but ...