Jakarta, May 8 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s martial arts team won gold medals at the Belgium Open Martial Arts 2018 competition held on May 5-6 at Schoten-Antwerp, Belgium, the Indonesian Embassy in Brussels noted in a statement on Tuesday.

The Indonesian team won six gold, two silver, and two bronze medals in the competition.

The martial arts open tournament was the 23rd edition organized in Belgium by the Belgian Bond Martial Arts (BPSB), a Belgian Martial Arts Federation established 36 years ago.

A total of 120 fighters from Indonesia, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Great Britain, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Switzerland, the United States, Azerbaijan, and Austria participated in the annual Belgium Open Martial Arts Championship.

Indonesian Ambassador to Belgium Yuri O. Thamrin was invited to officially open the tournament.

Ambassador Thamrin lauded BPSB Chairman Ludo Pieters for his efforts for introducing martial arts in Belgian and other European countries.

Thamrin, a martial arts ambassador, also encouraged martial arts athletes from around the world.

Reporter: Yuni Arisandy
Editor: Andi Abdussalam
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