Asian Games (pencak silat) – Indonesia wins gold medal in womens double art

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesian pencak silat athletes Ayu Sidan Wilantari and Ni Made Dwiyanti won a gold medal in the womens double art category event held in Padepokan Pencak Silat in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta, on Wednesday.

With this victory, Indonesia has won a total of 10 medals in the traditional sport at the 2018 Asian Games.

The Indonesian pair, scoring the highest of 574 points, defeated Thailands Saowanee Chanthamunee and Oraya Choosuwan in the second place and Malaysias Nor Hamizah Abu Hasan and Nur Syazreen A. Malik in the third place.

Chairman of the Indonesia Pencak Silat Federation Prabowo Subianto awarded the medals to the winners.

Wilantari and Dwiyanti delivered a perfect performance and made it like a real fight.

The Indonesian contingent has lodged a protest over the timer officials move to stop the game eight seconds before its allotted time of three minutes.

Three gold medals were up for grabs in the art category in the mens single, womens double, and womens team.

Five gold medals will be contested in the fighting category: in the mens class J 90-95 kg, mens class F 70-75 kg, womens class D 60-65 kg, mens class C 55-60 kg, and womens class B 50-60 kg.

Source: ANTARA News