Wushu Athlete Lindswell Kwok ‘Queen of Asia’, President Jokowi Says

Jakarta, MINA – President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has congratulated  Indonesian wushu athlete Lindswell Kwok  and given her thumbs up for her chevement, saying Kwok was the Wushu “Queen of Asia” and  the symbolic leader of the Indonesian wushu team.

“Lindswell, wushu queen of Southeast Asia, now becomes the queen of Asia. Congratulations,” tweeted Jokowi on his official Twitter account @jokowi on Monday.

According to asiangames.id, the President expressed his great pride in the achievement of the second gold for the country on the second day of the Games.

President Jokowi, who also watched the wushu competition in Hall B of JIExpo Kemayoran Jakarta, even gave his thumbs up to Lindswell Kwok.

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“Indonesia earned the second gold on the second day of the 2018 Asian Games. This morning, Lindswell Kwok grabbed a gold medal for wushu in the Taijijian All-Round competition in Hall B of JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta,” the President further tweeted.

Lindswell Kwok succeeded in securing her gold after gaining near-perfect scores of 9.75 for Taijiquan and Taijijian, which made Lindswell a champion after beating her competitors in points.

In women’s Taijiquan-Taijijian, Lindswell accumulated 19.50 points, divided into 9.75 for Taijiquan and 9.75 for Taijijian.

On social media, Lindswell’s achievement received overwhelming appreciation. The President’s tweet has received over 5,400 likes and 3,676 retweets.

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Even a Twitter user from disaster-stricken Lombok joined in expressing appreciation to Lindswell. “Congrats, Lindswell, we in Lombok keep following the event though we’re in trouble and feel proud of Indonesia’s accomplishments in the Asian Games,” tweeted Kenzie in response to @jokowi.(L/R04/RS%)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA) 

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