Indonesian para-athletic sport once again brought medals to Indonesia at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games. This time, Ni Made Arianti Putri won a gold medal in the women’s 100m T12.
Indonesian para-athletic sport once again brought medals to Indonesia at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games. This time, Ni Made Arianti Putri won the gold medal in the women’s 100m T12 (photo: doc /npcindonesia)
Hangzhou: Indonesian para-athletic sport once again brought medals to Indonesia at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para-Athletic Games. This time, Ni Made Arianti Putri won a gold medal in the women’s 100m T12.
In the race held at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium on Tuesday (10/24), Arianti finished the fastest with a time of 12.52 seconds. This success allowed Arianti to win a gold medal for Indonesia.
Meanwhile, the silver medal was won by an Indian runner, Simran, with a time of 12.68 seconds, followed by a bronze medal won by China’s Yaqin Shen with a time of 12.78 seconds.
“Thank God this morning para-athletics was able to add more medals. The gold medal won by Artanti was a surprise. “For Arianti it was a real surprise because initially she was only aiming for a bronze medal, but she managed to win a gold medal,” said Indonesian athletics coach Slamet Widodo.
Arianti’s gold medal was the second gold in para-athletics after Saptoyogo Purnomo won the first gold in the men’s T37 400m the day before.
Meanwhile, Indonesian athletics also added a silver medal donated by sprinter Eko Saputra. In the T12 100m race, Eko finished in second place with a time of 11.22 seconds. The gold medal in this event was won by Iranian athlete Mehrdad Moradi with a time of 11.17 seconds and the bronze went to Japanese runner Daiki Ishyama with a time of 11.36 seconds.
“The silver medal that Eko won was in line with what was intended for him,” Slamet explained.
Eko actually admitted that he was surprised that he was able to increase the set goal of only a bronze medal, but in reality he was able to improve the goal to a silver medal.
“My initial goal was a bronze medal, maybe that goal was quite difficult because my opponents were also very tough. “But I am optimistic and grateful to be able to get a silver medal,” admitted Eko.
“I am grateful for the prayers of all the Indonesian people, I thank the General Chairman of the Indonesian NPC, Mr. Senny Marbun, and I thank the coach. “I thank my family, my children and my wife, and especially , I thank Allah for this success,” said Eko.
This achievement further boosts Eko’s confidence to race and achieve the goal of finishing under 10 seconds in the future. (doc/amr)
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