>> September 11, 2012
Pekanbaru, Indonesia: Edi Jakariya runs a hand-timed 13.7s (-0.7) in the men's 110m hurdles to win the gold medal in the XVIII Pekan Olahraga Nasional (Indonesian National games) yesterday (10.09.2012). The 28-year-old electronically timed 14.27s during semifinals. Silver medal went to Rio Maholtra, 18, who finished with 14-flat, while Prasetyo Utomo in 3rd (14.3s).
Mohamad Fadlin takes the men's 200m gold medal after registering a fast personal record. The Asian Games representative who stands 5'3" stopped the clock at 21.04s, and denied the challenge of the favorite Heru Astriyanto who satisfied only in 2nd (21.12s). Experienced sprinters Ahmed Sakeh Sumarsono (21.19s) and John Herman Muray (21.31s) were in 3rd and 4th positions respectively.
In the men's long jump Noval Kurniawan leaped 7.48m/+0.3 to steal the gold medal from Rikwan who leaped only 1cm shorter, 7.47m/+0.8), with Asril (7.42m/+0.9) in 3rd. Junior sprinter Safwaturrahman was in 4th in 7.37m/0.0.
Junior walker Hakmali Sauda beats favorite Hendro in the men's 1000m walk to take gold medal with 44:12.31s, over 44:15.92s.
Tri Setyo Utami wins the women's 200m, she clocked a time of 24.04s, the fastest time in Southeast Asia this year. Silver and bronze medals goes to Nurul Imaniar (24.22) and Ni Nyoman Korni (24.27).
Triyaningsih, the triple gold medalist of 2011 SEA Games has no problem to win the women's 5000m, she finished the 12.5 laps event in 16:40.20s. Feri Subnafeu was in 2nd in 17:01.96s.
Dwi Ratnawati has made a consistent effort in women's discus throw with 4 throws over 45m (2 fouls) and took the gold in a distance of 46.67m, and beats Sulastri in 2nd in 43.35m.
Ika Puspa Dewi clinched women's high jump gold medal after clearing a height of 1.71m.
Ayu Ariandani was the winner of the women's javelin throw with a distance of 42.89m, close in 2nd was Dian Kartika who threw 42.35m.
-Recommended publication (with many results, statistical facts, rankings, records etc) here