The 18th Asian Games is taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia from August 18th to September 2nd 2018.
This multi-sport event that enables athletes from all over Asia to meet is considered as the biggest multi-sport event, just behind the Olympic Games. Sport Climbing was part of it as competitions in Combined, Speed and Speed relay took place August 23th-27th.
After a highly successful speed world cup season, Indonesia excelled at the event claiming medals in Speed and speed relay. Aspar Aspar took the bronze medal in the individual men’s event and Susanti Rahayu Aries and Lestari Puji claimed both Gold and Silver in the women’s speed competition. The podiums were rounded out by Reza Alipourshenazandi with a Gold for Iran, Qixin Zhong with silver, and for the women, Cuilian He from China with the Bronze.
As for speed relay, both Indonesian teams claimed Gold and Silver on the men’s side (China grabbing Bronze). Regarding the women speed relay, Indonesia also took Gold while China’s two teams completed the podium.
Japan and Korea claimed all of the podiums spot in the combined, with experienced World Cup Competitors demonstrating their experience. Jongwon Chon (Korea) claimed Gold, Kokoro Fujii (Japan) and Tomoa Narasaki (Japan) placed second and third respectively. Akiyo Noguchi (Japan) toped the podium for the women’s combined, with Sa Sol (Korea) and Kim Ja In (Korea) claimng second and third place.
The 2022 Asian Games will take place in Hangzhou (China) from September 10 to 25.
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