East Java Gold Medal in Open Water Swimming over 3000m PON
Jakarta (ANTARA) – The East Java contingent emerged victorious in the 3,000m men’s and women’s open water swimming at the PON XX National Games, as their athletes successfully won gold in both numbers.
Richie Augusta Wibowo won the men’s final match after recording 37 minutes and 43 seconds; West Java swimmer Reza Bay Prasetyo won the silver medal clocking 38 minutes and 23 seconds, while the bronze medal was won by Jakarta athlete Timotius Mulyadi, who recorded 40 minutes and 36 seconds for swimming.
Three other athletes who also competed in the men’s open water swimming final are Rezkiyanto of Papua, recording 41 minutes and 47 seconds; Muh Naufal Saputra from South Sulawesi, with a record 43 minutes and 15 seconds; and Naufal Rizki Ilhami of Lampung, with a swim time of 47 minutes and 11 seconds.
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Meanwhile, Dea Salsabila Putri won the contingent her second gold medal in women after recording a swim time of 41 minutes and eight seconds.
West Java swimmer Prada Hanan Farmandini took the silver medal clocking 43 minutes and 28 seconds, while the bronze medal was won by local swimmer Sri Wahyuni after a time of 45 minutes and 30 seconds.
Four other swimmers who competed in the women’s number are Aisha Jenar of Jakarta, with a time of 47 minutes and 33 seconds; Novie Suryani from East Kalimantan, 47 minutes and 39 seconds; and Resy Dwi Ananda from North Sumatra, 47 minutes and 43 seconds.
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A swimmer in the women’s number, Salsabila Maharani from southeast Sulawesi, failed to finish the race.
With two new gold medals, the East Java contingent won four gold medals in the open water swimming events. The province’s first two gold medals were won by Ressa Kania Dewi in the women’s 5,000m and Adinda Larasati in the women’s 10,000m.
After the conclusion of the open water swimming match in Yos Sudarso Bay, Jayapura, the water sports match will continue at the Kampung Harapan Aquatic Stadium which hosts swimming, artistic swimming and diving matches.
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