Indonesian Olympic News Update 23 Dec 2021
Indonesia improved their performance in this year's Asian Karate Championships, held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, doubling the amount of medals won from the previous edition in 2019 - with six medals, equally shared between the men's and women's.
In the men's event, Ahmad Zigi Zaresta Yuda won a silver medal in the individual kata after losing out to Japan's Ryo Kiyuna, who won his fifth Asian title. In the team kata, Indonesian men's team of Albiadi, Andi Dharmawan, and Andi Tomy Aditya Mardana had to settle for the bronze medal. Ari Saputra also took the bronze medal, in the 55kg kumite event.
In the women's event, Indonesia could not overcome Japan - as the defending champs defeated Indonesia in two events. In the women's team kata, Emilia Sri Hanandyta, Anugerah Nurul Lucky, and Dian Monika Nababan lost to Saori Ishibashi, Sae Taira, and Misaki Yabumoto. While in the individual kata, Krisda Aprilia lost to Hikaru Ono. Cok Istri Agung Sanistyarani won the bronze medal in the 55kg kumite event.
Japan came out on top in the overall standings with 10 medals, eight of them golds. Indonesia, with six medals, finished in eighth place.