Jakarta, (ANTARA News) - Chinese weight lifting athlete Lingling Guo grabbed gold medal in the women`s 45 kilogram category in the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta on Sunday.

In the match which took place at the Sudirman Hall, in South Jakarta, Lingling won the gold medal with her best force of 115.5 kilograms.

Meanwhile, silver medal was gained by Filipino weightlifter Achelle Guion with the best force of 67 kilograms, while the bronze medal went to the Kazakhstan`s athlete, Alina Solodukhina with the best force of 66 kilograms.

Five weightlifters competed in the 45-kilogram female category.

In addition to the three medal-winning athletes, two other athletes are Withita Chaitong and Nur Aini Binte Mohamad Yasli from Thailand and Singapore respectively.

A total of 2,762 athletes from 43 countries participated in the 2018 Asian Para Games, which was declared open by President Joko Widodo on Saturday evening (Oct.6).

More than 500 gold medals are contested by all athletes participating in the sport events taking place from Oct. 6 to 13.

As many as 18 sports to be contested in the event are basketball, volleyball, fencing, table tennis, swimming, shooting, judo, cycling, chess, weightlifting, bowling, goal ball, badminton, running, archery, boccia, handball, and tennis.

The 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta is the third event after the first one held in Guangzhou, China in 2010, and in Incheon, South Korea in 2014.

The Indonesian contingent to the Asian Para Games 2018 comprised 296 athletes, 40 coaches, 18 managers, 35 coach assistants, and 33 officials.

Reporting by Cornea Khairany
Editing by Bustanudin

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