SEA Games
Dewi Mubarokah's Gold a spark for more medals
 16 May 2022
Writer : NOC Team
Dewi Mubarokah's Gold a spark for more medals - Indonesia Olympic Commitee
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Indonesia started quickly on the first day of medal events in Shooting at the 31st SEA Games in Vietnam. They took two gold medals and a silver on Monday (16/5).

Dewi Laila Mubarokah won the first of two gold medals. She scored 247 points in the Women's 10m Air Rifle event, followed by Vietnam's Thao Phi Thanh with 246.2 and Thailand's Chanittha Sastwej with 224 points.

This is Dewi's debut in SEA Games and she did not expect to win the gold medal in her first attempt.

Dewi was also part of the Women's Team 10m Air Rifle event where Indonesia took the silver medal, along with Citra Dewi Resti and Monica Daryanti. Thailand took the gold medal and Singapore took the bronze.

"It's a mixed feeling for me, sad and happy, there are so many tough competitors here, especially Singapore and Vietnam," said Dewi.

"We don't have a specific target, we have nothing to lose. We shot and took our chances," Dewi said after the event.

"I hope this will spark the shooting team, especially for me, I am competing in the Mixed Team event tomorrow, I want to give the best for Indonesia," Dewi added.

The other gold medal was won by the Men's Rapid Fire Pistol team event. Anang Yulianto, Dewa Putu Yadi Suteja, and Totok Tri Martanto posted the highest score among shooters from Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia.