Indonesia wins silver in men's 4 x 100-m relay
Indonesia won a silver medal in the men's 4 x 100-m relay at the 2018 Asian Games at Bung Karno Main Stadium, Jakarta, on Thursday evening.
Runner Lalu Muhammad Zohri and team touched the finish line with a time of 38.77 seconds for the silver. The gold medal was won by the Japanese team with a time of 38.16 seconds, while China won bronze with a time of 38.89 seconds.
From the starting line, the Japanese team’s first runner, Ryota Yamagata, led, followed by second and third runners, until the end of the race with fourth runner Aska Antonio Cambridge touching the finish line for the gold medal.
Indonesia’s first runner was Fadlin, followed by Lalu Muhammad Zohri, Eko Rimbawan and Bayu Kertanegara as the fourth runner.
Indonesia fell behind the pack with its third runner Eko Rimbawan, who went head-to-head against China's third runner Su Bingtian.
Entering the fourth runner, Indonesia’s Bayu Kertanegara was still slightly behind China's fourth runner Xu Welhsu, but 50-m before the finish line, Bayu managed to leave Xu behind to reach the finish line after Japan’s runner.
Meanwhile, in the women's 4x100-m relay, the gold medal was won by Bahrain’s Essa Iman, Odiong Odidiong, Alkhaldi Hajar and Naser Salwa with a time of 42.73 seconds, which also broke the Games’ Chinese team record of 42.83 seconds.
China won the silver medal with runners Xiojing Liang, Wei Yongli Ge Yuan Mangi and Qiqi, with a time of 43.82 seconds, while bronze was earned by Kazakzstan’s Viktoriya Zyabkina, Elina Mikhina, Golendova Svetlana and Olga Safronova with a time of 43.82 seconds.
Reporter: Hernawan Wahyudono
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