The athletic sports branch again contributes a gold medal to the Indonesian contingent at the Asian Para 2018 Games on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the Gelora Bung Karno Complex (GBK), Jakarta. After the athlete of the F20 shot put, Suparniyati who shot 10.75 meters, won gold, T20 long jump athlete Rica Octavia also won gold after making a 5.25 meter jump. Two gold achievements managed to improve Indonesia's position in the standings to third after in the previous day, the men's badminton team number SL3-SU5 won the gold medal. Met by the media crew after submitting the gold medal to the medalist in the T20 women's long jump athletic branch, the Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports (RI) Imam Nahrawi said all gold medalists from Indonesia would automatically enter as contingents at Paralympic Tokyo 2020 without qualification.
“We must push this to the maximum so that we have a lot of gold medals, to take us to Tokyo Paralympic 2020. So this gold medalist has automatically qualified without qualifying at Tokyo Paralympic 2020. Therefore there is still a chance, hopefully these three golds will trigger, spur and provide inspiration for athletes this afternoon, evening, night, and even tomorrow, until the end, they will fight to win as many gold medals as possible,” said Imam Nahrawi.
Imam Nahrawi further said that the gold achievement this time was a new history for the world of Indonesian athletics during their participation in the Asian Para Games. The T20 and F20 are field number athletic classifications with intellectuals impairment. Whereas for the SU3-SU5 men's double badminton sport is a match involving athletes with poor running balance disorders with athletes with impaired upper body and light in teams or teams. (VOI/Rezha/DP)