APG 2022: Indonesia wins first gold medal from badminton


The Indonesian contingent to the 2022 ASEAN Para Games won the first gold medal from badminton men’s team event in Solo, Central Java Province, on Sunday.

Indonesia came out as champion after defeating Thailand 3-0 in the second match using round robin format.

Men’s single SL4 Fredy Setiawan contributed the first point for Indonesia, after winning from Kitichokwattana Chawarat of Thailand 21-19, 21,12 during a 33-minute match.

Another victory was grabbed by men’s double Hafizh Briliansyah Prawiranegara (SU5)/Harry Susanto (SL4) after beating Thailand’s Chok-Uthaikul Watcharaphon/Teamarrom Siripong in two straight games with a score of 21-13, 21-13 .

Indonesia’s men’s single Dheva Anrimusthi perfected the host country’s victory after defeating Somsiri Pricha with a score of 21-4, 21-8.

Earlier on Sunday, Indonesia defeated Vietnam with a score of 3-0.

The men’s team event was participated by Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam only.

The 2022 ASEAN Para Games is being organized in Solo from July 30 until August 6, 2022.

Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin officially opened the ASEAN Para Games on Saturday.

The regional sport event is being participated in by 11 contingents respectively from Indonesia as the host, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Timor Leste.

The Indonesian contingent has sent the highest number of athletes for the games at 324. It is followed by Thailand (303 athletes), Vietnam (119), Cambodia (112), the Philippines (144), Malaysia (70), Myanmar (69), Singapore (37), Laos (37), Timor Leste (15), and Brunei Darussalam (13).


Source: Antara News

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