Asian Games (skateboard) – Philippines wins gold, Japan silver, Indonesia bronze

Palembang, S Sumatra (ANTARA News) – Margielyn Didal from the Philippines won a gold medal, Kaya Isa of Japan won the silver, and Bunga Nyimas Cinta of Indonesia won the bronze in the womens street skateboard final of the 18th Asian Games held in Jakabaring sport city, here, on Wednesday.

The Filipino garnered 30.4 points, the Japanese gained 25 points, and the Indonesian athlete gained 19.8 points.

Cinta (12 years old), the only skateboard athlete wearing hijab, expressed her satisfaction on winning the bronze medal, as her rivals were much more experienced than her. Didal is 19 years old, and Isa is 17 years old.

“Alhamdulillah (Thank Allah), I am very grateful,” she told ANTARA, after receiving the bronze medal.

Indonesia has sent only two female skateboarders to participate in the womens street category, namely Cinta and Aliqq Kayyisa, who is only nine years old.

Charlie Hobbies, coach of the Indonesian skateboard team, stated that Cinta and Kayyisa are the future of Indonesian skateboard, and in fact, the team did not expect them to win a medal in the ongoing Asian Games.

“This is amazing for Cinta as a skateboarder debut,” he noted, referring to the bronze medal won by Cinta.

Meanwhile, in the womens park category, Sakura Yosozumi (16) of Japan won a gold medal, with 66.66 points; Kaya Isa, also of Japan, got a silver medal, with 58.33 points; and Xin Zhang of China grabbed the bronze, with 44 points.

Source: ANTARA News