Indonesia overall champion of Open Belgian Pencak Silat

Indonesia overall champion of Open Belgian Pencak Silat

Pencak silat.(ANTARA/Nyoman Budhiana)

"We were triumphant in Belgium by nine golds, two silvers and three bronzes," Indro Catur, Pencak Silat National Training Camp Coach (Pelatnas) said.
Semarang, C Java (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian team became the overall champion in the 18th Open Belgian Pencak Silat Championship May 4-5 in Scholen Sporthall, Belgium.

"We were triumphant in Belgium by nine golds, two silvers and three bronzes," Indro Catur, Pencak Silat National Training Camp Coach (Pelatnas) said through phone to ANTARA News here on Monday.

The championship followed by 11 countries namely Vietnam, Malaysia, Suriname, France, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, England, Swiss, Indonesia and Belgium.

He said the Open Belgian Championship 2013 was the preparation tournament for Pencak Silat fighter before the athletes fight in a bigger event.

"We are grateful for this achievement. The Belgian Open would be our warming-up event before Indonesian fighters facing the multi-event sport competition, Southeast ASEAN Games 2013 Myanmar," Indro said.

He said from 15 fighters only one athlete failed to get a medal.

The nine gold medals were won from six men`s categories namely Awaluddin (class A), Johan (class B), M Adrian (class C), Sapto Purnomo (class D), Nyoman Sapurtaman (class H) dan Bagaskoro (Class I).

The other three gold medals were won by Wenny Sasmita (class B), Wewey Wita (class C) and Mariati (Class E).

Two silver medals were given by Yulinar Tikasari (women`s class A) and Pipiet Kamela (women`s class D).

Meanwhile, the bronze medals were presented by M Rizky Adi (men`s class G), Afriansyah (men`s class F) and Indria Milasari (women`s class F). (*)

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