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Asian Games 2018 – Jakarta-Indonesia Macao brings home gold, silver and bronze medals

Fri, 21st Sep 2018

Macao athletes won one gold, two silver, and two bronze medals in the Asian Games 2018 held in Jakarta.

Huang Junhua won a gold medal in the Men’s Nanquan and Nangun All-Round and Li Yi won the silver medal in the women’s Changquan, both in wushu.

In karate, Sou Soi Lam won the silver medal in Women’s Kata and Wong Sok I won the bronze medal in Women’s 55 kg.

Hoi Long won a bronze medal in the women's triathlon individual competition.

Macao competed in both Jakarta and Palembang, with 110 athletes in 16 competitions: swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, athletics, badminton, bowling, boxing, canoeing, cycling, fencing, judo, karate, squash, table tennis, taekwondo, triathlon, and wushu.

Previously, in the Asian Games 2014 held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, Macao’s athletes won seven medals (three silver and four bronze).

The Asian Games 2018 was hosted by Indonesia and took place from 18 August to 2 September.

Ninety-six countries and regions took part in the games that where held in Jakarta and Palembang.

More then 11,000 athletes participate in the games held under the motto “Energy of Asia.”

The Asian Games have 462 events in 40 disciplines and is the second largest programme in Asia Games history.

The first Asian Games were held in New Delhi, India, in 1951. The Indonesia games are the 18th Asian Games.

Hangzhou, China and Nagoya, Japan will organise the 2022 and 2026 Asian Games respectively.

TEXT Sha Kai Sa     

PHOTOS Xinhua New Agency, AFP and Cheong Kam Ka