Indonesia grabs two gold medals in archery

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian contingent participating in the 29th South East Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has grabbed two gold medals in mens and womens individual compound archery.

The two gold medals were obtained by male archer Prima Wisnu and female archer Sri Ranti, as quoted by the official website of SEA Games 2017 here on Wednesday.

Wisnu defeated Malaysian archer Mohammad Juwaidi, with the last score 145-144.

The event was held at the National Sports Centre, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia.

The bronze medal was grabbed by Filipino archer Paul Marton who defeated Malaysian archer Zulfadhli Ruslan.

In the final round of the womens individual compound, Sri Ranti beat Vietnamese archer Chau Kieu, with the score 144-142.

Meanwhile, the bronze medal in womens individual compound was won by Malaysian archer Fatin Nur Fatehah, who defeated Indonesian archer Dellie Thereesyadinda.

The two medals in archery constitutes the first gain by the Indonesian contingent at the 2017 SEA Games.

The 29th SEA Games will officially open from August 19 and will last until Aug 30, 2017.

The Indonesian contingent to the SEA Games consists of 534 athletes, 166 coaches, and managers, as well as 55 supporting personnel who will compete in the biennial sports event.

Participants in this SEA Games are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, the host Malaysia, and Timor Leste, which is yet to become an ASEAN member.

The Malaysian SEA Games will include 38 sports, respectively, 208 mens competition events, 177 womens events, and doubles.

Source: Antara News