Indonesia finishes 7th at Islamic Solidarity Games


Jakarta, –

The Indonesian contingent reached seventh place in the final medal tally of the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) in Konya, Turkey, improving its achievement compared to the previous ISG edition in Baku, Azerbaijan.

According to a written statement received here on Friday, Indonesia bagged a total of 13 gold, 14 silver, and 29 bronze medals at the 5th ISG. Meanwhile, at the 4th ISG, the contingent had secured eighth place with a total of 6 gold, 29 silver, and 23 bronze medals.

Indonesia secured medals in just 7 of the 13 sports that it participated in.

Most of the medals — 12 gold, 7 silver, and 10 bronze medals — were snatched by weightlifting athletes.

Meanwhile, archery athletes clinched 1 gold, 4 silver, and 1 bronze medals; cycling athletes 1 silver medal; swimming athletes snatched 2 silver and 12 bronze medals; athletics athletes bagged 2 bronze medals; karate athletes won 2 bronze medals; and kickboxing athletes secured 2 bronze medals.

“These sports have been able to show their commitment to fostering the achievements (of the athletes) and presenting the highest achievements for Indonesia on the international (stage),” chairperson of the Indonesia Olympic Committee (KOI), Raja Sapta Oktohari, remarked.

He said he expected the results of the 5th ISG to be a stepping stone for the athletes to face the next multi-events, which include the 2023 Cambodia SEA Games, the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, and the 2023 ANOC World Beach Games in Bali, as well as the 2024 Paris Olympics

The Indonesian contingent for the 5th ISG consisted of 87 athletes who competed in archery, athletics, road bicycle racing, gymnastics, judo, karate, kickboxing, shooting, swimming, taekwondo, weightlifting, wrestling, as well as table tennis.

The multisport event was held from August 9–18, 2022, and was participated by 55 countries. There were 20 sports contested at the event.

In addition to the 13 sports participated by Indonesia, athletes at the event competed in 3×3 basketball, bocce, fencing, soccer, handball, volleyball, and traditional archery. | Antara

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