Jakarta. Indonesia won six gold medals in chess at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta on Wednesday.
National chess team coach Heri Isranto said diligent practice was the key to the winning performances.
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“It’s a simple recipe; we are very diligent when it comes to practicing. It so happens that the government helped facilitate this when we had national training in Solo [Central Java],” Heri said, as quoted by state-run news agency Antara.
The women’s team comprising Roslinda Manurung, Farta Simanja Nasip and Yuni won gold in the P1 class, while another team, Debi Ariesta, Tati Karhati and Margaretha Sinaga Wilma, won the women’s B1 class.
The men’s team comprising Carsidi, Edy Suryanto and Hendi Wirawan meanwhile won gold in their B1 class event.
Farta secured another gold for Indonesia by winning the women’s individual event in the P1 class.
Hendi and Debi contributed two more gold medals in the individual B1 class for men and women, respectively.
Besides gold, Indonesia also secured three silver and three bronze medals in the standard chess competitions, which took place at the Cempaka Putih Sports Hall in Central Jakarta.
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