JAKARTA, Aug. 19 (JDN.id) – Indonesia’s female taekwondo athlete Defia Rosmaniar contributed first gold medal for the country on Sunday from individual female poomsae division.
“Taekwondo is actually targeting one gold, thank God Defia Rosmaniar won one. It means taekwondo met the target,” Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo said after delivering the medal to the athlete at Jakarta Convention Center as quoted from statement, released by Presidential Secretariat on Sunday.
Rosmaniar defeated Iranian Marjan Salahshouri, leading in two rounds.
“I am happy and proud. (The presence of the president) boosted our spirit,” Rosmaniar said.
Three months prior to Asian Games 2018, the 23-year-old athlete won gold medal in the same division at Asia’s taekwondo competition in Vietnam.
She is now a student at State University of Jakarta.
“Thank God, this afternoon, first gold medal for Indonesia. The president really appreciated (Indonesia’s team) because in the first day of Asian Games Indonesia was given one gold and one silver,” head of Indonesia’s team to Asian Games Syafruddin said.