ASEAN Para Games: Para-Badminton Contributes Indonesian First Gold
- ANTARA/Hendri Sukma Indrawan
The Indonesian men's team defeated Malaysia with a score of 2-1 at the Badminton Hall of the Morodok Techo National Stadium Area, Phnom Phen, on Saturday.
In the final match, Fredy Setiawan who appeared as the first single representative received fierce resistance from Malaysian representative, Mohamad Amin.
The two chased each other's points and the match had to be completed in three games which ended with a Malaysian single victory 19-21, 21-19, and 21-18.
Indonesia had equalized through the men's doubles pair Hafizh Briliansyah Prawiranegara / Hari Susanto who won two straight games over the Malaysian pair Muhamad Jaafar and Muhammad Anuar with 21-12, 21-16.
In the second singles match, Dheva Anrimusthi managed to secure Indonesia's first gold medal at APG 2023 after bulldozing Amyrul Yazid with 21-13, 21-8.
Earlier, in the semifinals, Indonesia won 2-0 over Vietnam. Men's singles athlete Fredy Setiawan won two straight games over Poloong Loc with 21-5, 21-3.
Men's doubles Fredy Setiawan/Suryo Nugroho also won two games over Vietnamese doubles Nguyen van Thuong/Pham Van Toi with 21-18, 18-8.
The Indonesian contingent of 268 athletes will strive to meet the target of 121 gold, 94 silver, and 84 bronze medals by participating in 12 sports.
There are 12 sports competed, such as para-athletics, para-badminton, table tennis, para-fishing, para-weightlifting, blind judo, para-chess, sitting volleyball, cp soccer, boccia, wheelchair basketball, and goalball.