Jakarta Globe, Oct 24, 2014
|Indonesian para-swimmer Mulyana. |
Mulyana posted a record 39.44 seconds on the distance to win a gold medal at the games in Incheon, South Korea. He was 1.04 second faster than Slovenian Darko Duric at the London Paralympics in 2012.
The S4 category is for swimmers with coordination problems affecting all limbs but predominantly in the legs.
Thailand’s Somchai Doungkaew took second place with a time of 46.41 and third place was for China’s Jin Zhipeng (59.75).
Indonesian Steven Sualang Tangkilisan won silver in the men’s 100 meter backstroke S10 (below the elbow or below the knee amputees). He finished in 1 minute and 9.94 seconds. China’s Lin Furong took first place with 1:08.74 and Fraidden Dawan of Malaysia came in third with 1:10.63.
In the women’s -79kg powerlifting, paralympian Ni Nengah Widiasih lifted a total of 90 kilograms to bag a bronze. Taiwan’s Lin Tzu-Hui topped the standing by posting a total of 103kg to win gold. Jordanian Tharwh Tayseer Hamdan Alhajaj finished second with 108kg.
Indonesia has so far collected nine gold medals, nine silver, and 17 bronzes at this year’s Asian Para Games.