REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Indonesia gained its second gold medal in the Asian Games 2018 on Monday (Aug 20). It's top wushu athlete, Lindswell Kwok won a gold medal in women’s taijiquanand taijijian all round. Earlier, Defia Rosmainar won the first gold medal from taekwondo women’s Poomsae individual.
Lindswell performed taijiquan at JIExpo Kemayoran, North Jakarta, on Monday (Aug 20). President Joko Widodo was seen among the spectators.
Lindswell felt nervous, but then appeared excellent. With her gentle and charming movement, the athlete from Medan, North Sumatra earned total score 9,75 which made her deserve a gold medal.
“I was nervous at first, but not because of the president was watching. Luckily, I can perform well,” the silver medalist in Asian Games Incheon in 2014 said.
Indonesian wushu athlete Lindswell Kwok performs taijijian in Asian Games 2018 at JIExpo Kemayoran, North Jakarta, Monday (Aug 20).
Lindswell thanked all for praying, especially to her family. Lindswell, the Southeast Asia Queen of Wushu, said she dedicated the gold medal for the nation and country.
“I am grateful to be able to present a gold medal," Lindswell said about her first gold medal in Asian Games.
However, Lindswell shared her plan to retire from competition. It was quite a surprise since she was only 26-years old.
A sense of emotion and joy also came from the head coach of the wushu branch, Novita. She was proud that Lindswell was able to offer gold medal for Indonesia.
“From the beginning, we are sure Lindswell will win a gold medal, especially when China did not follow the competition,” Novita said.