SEA Games
Indonesia came from behind to win the gold medal in Men's Recurve
 18 May 2022
Writer : NOC Team
Indonesia came from behind to win the gold medal in Men's Recurve - Indonesia Olympic Commitee
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The Men's Recurve Team put on a dominant showing at the 31st SEA Games in Vietnam. The trio of Bagas Prastyadi, Arif Dwi Pangestu, and Riau Ega Agatha Salsabilla defeated host Vietnam, with a score of 6-2 on Wednesday (18/5) morning. Duc Anh Chu, Van Linh Nong, and Duy Nguyen were no match for the Indonesian archers.

The scoreline flatters Indonesia, who were trailing 2-0 early in the match, with host Vietnam enjoying the full support of the home crowd in Hanoi National Sports Training Center.

Slowly but surely, Indonesia took control of the match.

"We were still adapting with the stage, to get a feel of our surroundings. That's why our first few shots weren't optimal," said Ega after the match.

"Everyone perform on such a high level. So we need to bring our best game to get the best result," Ega added.

Arif said that his teammates adapted quickly with the wind, it helps bring out their best performance.

"On practice yesterday, the wind was quite fierce, from left to right. But today, on stage, there were no winds at all," Arif said.

It was a similar condition to the 2019 SEA Games in Manila, Philippines.

"We used the first game to recognize our surroundings. Then, we did not took our foot off the pedal," Arif concluded.

This is Tim Indonesia's first gold medal from Archery. Indonesia can potentially add to their gold medal tally later today as several archers will compete in the final of other events.