Minister Basuki is Proud of the Rowing Sports Contribute to Gold Medals at the 2018 Asian Games

By : Hariyanto And Aldi Firhand. A | Saturday, August 25 2018 - 23:04 IWST

Menteri PUPR Basuki Hadimuljono (Foto Ist)
Menteri PUPR Basuki Hadimuljono (Foto Ist)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Palembang - Indonesia has succeeded in increasing the 2018 Asian Games gold medal from Rowing in the Men's Lightweight Eight (LM8) or lightweight eight sons at Jakabaring Sport City, Palembang, Friday (08/24/2018).

Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono as General Chairperson of the All Indonesia Paddle Sports Association (Podsi) who also witnessed the final of the number, also organized medals for athletes.

The athletes competing in this number are Tanzil Hadid, Muhad Yakin, Rio Rizki Darmawan, Jefri Ardianto, Ali Buton, Ferdiansyah, Ihram, and Ardi Isadi, with the Ujang Hasbulloh trainer. The Garuda team managed to record the fastest time of 6: 08.88 and followed by Uzbekistan in second place and Hong Kong in third place.

After the match Minister Basuki said, the athletes had been practicing diligently, tirelessly, and selflessly, "I said, this is not for who but for the country and nation. The bonus is the second, but the first is the offering for the country and nation, "he said.

He added that previous athletes had been training hard for years to win gold medals. "So it's not easy to win gold at this Asian Games. The government will certainly give an appreciation of these sacrifices, "he said.

In other numbers, namely Men's Quadruple Scull, Men's Paddle Team won a silver medal and a bronze medal was won at Women's Four.

On the previous day, Thursday (08/23/2018), the Indonesian Paddle Team won the silver medal in men's light number (LM4) and the women's pair number bronze medal (W2). The total medals obtained from Rowing are as much as 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze.

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