Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Indonesia's First Gold Medal of the Dragon Boat

Indonesian contingent finally won the first gold medal of the dragon boat sport number 1,000 meters son Asian Games 2010 which took place at the Dragon Boat Lake in Zengcheng, China, Thursday. At the same time, female athletes Indonesia presents a silver medal, also the number 1,000 meters.

In the men's, Indonesia made it to the finish fastest and ensure the gold medal with a record time of 3 minutes 32.016 seconds. Myanmar won the silver medal with a time of 3:34,542, then South Korea won bronze with a time of 3:37,254. Chinese team had to settle for fourth with a record time of 3:38,448. Chinese Taipei and Iran is ranked fifth and sixth.

The Indonesian women's dragon boat team got silver only a quarter of an hour later after the men's team to ensure the first gold for Indonesia. The song "Indonesia Raya" ultimately reverberate in Zengcheng, Guangzhou, accompanied the flag-raising. Dragon boat is one of Indonesia's superior numbers from the originally targeted the gold medal.

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