SEA Games
Men's Compound Team takes the gold in Archery
 19 May 2022
Writer : NOC Team
Men's Compound Team takes the gold in Archery - Indonesia Olympic Commitee
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The trio of Deki Hastian, Pratama Putra Hendika, and Prima Wisnu Wardhana closes the final day of the Archery competition at the 31st SEA Games with a gold medal. In a tight contest, Indonesia prevail with a score of 230-229 against Malaysia.

"The three of us are super motivated, because we didn't do too well in the individual event. Alhamdulillah, we're able to give this gold medal for Indonesia," said Prima.

Despite the disappointment in the individual event, the team's confidence remain high. The weather also played to their advantage.

"There were very little wind. It was a nice weather, cloudy. It helps us perform better, we were slightly nervous at the start. It was a tight match against Malaysia. We tried to remain loose with some humor," said Prima.

The Compound Team will have to fulfill several promises once they return home.

"Before the match, some of us made promises. Deki wants to go Umroh if he wins the gold medal, while Pratama will shave his head bald. I don't have such promises, but I remain committed to achieve even better things," Prima added.

Overall, in the 31st SEA Games, Indonesia took home five gold medals and one silver. Arif Dwi Pangestu (Men's Individual Recurve), Rezza Octavia (Women's Individual Recurve), trio of Bagas Prastyadi, Arif, and Riau Ega Agatha (Men's Team Recurve), Rezza and Riau (Mixed Team Recurve), along with Deki, Pratama, and Prima (Men's Team Compound). The sole silver medal was won by Riau in the Men's Individual Recurve after losing to Arif in an All-Indonesian final.