Jakarta, MINA – Indonesian Wewey Wita secured Indonesia’s 14th gold medal from pencak silat after beating Vietnam’s Thi Then Tran in the final round of the women’s B 50kg-55kg class in the 2018 Asian Games at the Pencak Silat Hall, in abeautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park (TMII), East Jakarta, on Wednesday (29/8) afternoon.
Wewey gained an absolute victory with 5-0. With the victory, Indonesia emerged the overall champion, bagging 14 gold medals and one bronze from 16 categories competed in at the Games.
Wewey dominated the bout through a series of punches and kicks against Thi Then, who found it difficult to anticipate her opponent’s attacks. Wewey showed to be superior in the first and second round. In the third round, Wewey played safe by not launching many attacks, considering she already had high scores in the first and second round.
Thi Then managed to score more in the third round, but Wewey remained ahead and was declared the winner. Thi Then had to be satisfied with the silver medal.
After winning gold, Wewey approached a number of prominent figures, including President Joko Widodo, Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri, Indonesian Pencak Silat Association (IPSI) chairman Prabowo Subianto, Indonesian chef de mission Syafruddin and Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Puan Maharani.(L/R04/RS5)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)