JAKARTA, Aug.20 (JDN.id) – Indonesia’s Asian Games 2018 team earned a second gold medal on Monday, after wushu athlete Lindswell Kwok’s victory in taijijian and taijuquan all round female at Jiexpo Kemayoran, Jakarta.
The achievement currently put Indonesia in fifth place in this year’s Games securing two golds and one silver.
Kwok, 25, got the highest score of 9.75 at women’s taijijian, or sword, division and the same score in women’s taijiquan, or bare-arm, division that earned her a total of 19.5 points. In the second place was Hong Kong’s Juanita Mok Uen Ying and Philippines’ Chrystenszen Wong came third.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo witnessed the competition. “I came to give support. Yesterday afternoon in taekwondo, Defia (Rosmaniar) won gold, this morning again Lindswell in wushu also received gold…I am happy,” President Widodo said as quoted in a statement issued by Presidential Secretariat.
President Widodo said he will try to watch games where Indonesian athletes participate despite his tight state schedules.
“Happy, of course, and it’s really relieving because the preparation had started from a long time ago and in 2014 (Asian Games) I only got silver, this time I could get gold,” Kwok said.
Her victory has made Kwok number one female wushu athlete in Asia.