Bali wins three gold medals in judo on matchday three
Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Bali contingent took first place in day three of the National Sports Week (PON) XX judo matches held in Papua Province, winning three medals from or Friday.
The medal count was the highest in judo so far at PON Papua. Judo matches have been taking place since October 29, 2021 in Graha Eme Neme Yayware, Timika.
The gold medal began when Fania Farid defeated Tiara Artha Gartia of West Java in the 78kg women’s singles category.
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Farid failed to win over her opponent in the first five minutes, however, her constant efforts paid off and helped her earn a point after one minute and 19 seconds in the golden score (overtime) .
In the second final round, it was I Gede Ganding Kalbu Soetama’s turn to clinch gold for Bali by beating West Java opponent Deden Setiadi in the 100 kg men’s singles category.
Soetama managed to convince Deden Setiadi with a ippon score (the highest point) with only 16 seconds on the clock.
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Bali’s hat-trick came after I Dewa Ayu Mira Widari cemented her position at the top by beating West Papua’s Zisilia Gloria Stepanie Mailoa in the women’s +78 kg category.
After three gold medals, Bali won a bronze medal in the men’s +100 kg category after I Gede Agastya Darma defeated Eko Haryono of East Kalimantan with a ippon score with one minute and 40 seconds remaining on the stopwatch.
With this result, Bali managed to win five gold medals in the sports branch of judo. The two previous gold medals were won on Thursday by Ni Kadek Pandini in the women’s 57 kg category and I Gusti Ayu Putu Guna Kakihara in the 70 kg category.
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