Jakarta. Another gold entered Indonesia's medal count at this year's Asian Games, with Jet Ski rider Aqsa Sutan Aswar's win in the endurance runabout open event on Sunday (26/08).
It is the first time the sport is featured at the Games.
Aqsa beat Ali Alanjawi from the United Arab Emirates who finished second, and Thailand's Suphatat Footrakul who won bronze.
The 21-year old athlete won the 12th gold medal for Indonesia by collecting a cumulative score of 1,148 at the Jet Ski Academy Circuit in Ancol, North Jakarta.
"Aqsa's win has brought gold [for Indonesia]. This is a fruit of his one year at a training camp," Syafruddin, the head of Indonesia's contingent, said after witnessing the competition.
Aqsa's achievement fulfils Indonesia's target of earning one gold in Jet Ski, Syafruddin added.
Aqsa's elder brother, Aeoro Sutan Answar, won a silver medal on Friday in Jet Ski's runabout limited event, which Aqsa himself did not finish, due to an engine failure.
Indonesia seeks to win 16 gold medals to be in the top 10 of the multisport event it is hosting.