Rock climber Galar Pandu Asmoro on his way to winning one of his two gold medals for Indonesia, which on Friday bagged nine of the total of 10 gold medals on offer in the sport at the Southeast Asian Games in Palembang, South Sumatra. (Antara Photo) Palembang, South Sumatra. Indonesia swept nine of the 10 gold medals up for grabs in the rock climbing event of the Southeast Asian Games in Palembang, South Sumatra, on Friday. Two of the climbers, Galar Pandu Asmoro and Tita Puspita, each won two gold medals respectively in the men’s and women’s speed world record on Friday. The Garuda Muda Indonesia team also won silver medals through Onny Mamiri in the men’s and Evi Nelawati in the women’s events. Overall, Indonesia won nine gold and five silver medals and the Philippines one bronze medal, Thailand two silver and one bronze and Singapore one silver and seven bronze medals. Malaysia bagged just one silver and two bronze medals in the event and Vietnam a lone silver. The bronze medals for men’s and women’s rock climbing went to Singaporean athletes, namely Wengkit Andriel and Judith Ming Xin. Six countries participated in the men’s speed world record category, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam. On the final day of the event, only Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia participated in the women’s event. Indonesia’s team manager Hendri Wijaya expressed satisfaction over the achievement made by his team. Antara Taken from: The Jakarta Globe

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