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Memorable Moments from Asian Para Games 2018

Sport | 31 October 2018

Following the success of the Asian Games 2018, Indonesia received praise from the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) for its hosting of the third Asian Para Games 2018.

Indonesia took fifth place with 37 gold, 47 silver and 51 bronze medals at Asia Para games 2018. Photo courtesy Asian Para Games/Antara/NOW!JAKARTA

A beautiful parade of flags of participating countries decorated the closing ceremony of Asian Para Games 2018 on 13 October, with the theme “We Are One Wonder”. The ceremony was well received with much appreciation for Indonesia for its success hosting the event.

President of Asia Paralympic Committee, Majid Rashed said that the Para Games this year had the most participants, with many receiving gold medals for the first time. These countries included the Philippines, Kuwait, Laos and Timor Leste. It was also Bhutan’s first time participating, and was the biggest contingent of the 43 participating countries. He also praised the people of Indonesia who were so enthusiastic during the event.

Jakarta Governor Anis Baswedan held Asian Paralympic flag at the closing ceremony.

China was the champion and took home 172 gold, 88 silver and 59 bronze medals. Indonesia took fifth place with 37 gold, 47 silver and 51 bronze medals.

McDonald’s Indonesia and Prim-a Mineral Water Appreciate Asian Para Games 2018 Athletes

The Asian Para Games 2018 was punctuated by touching stories of the struggles faced by the Indonesian athletes. Despite all these challenges, Team Indonesia was ranked fifth overall. As the event’s official partners, McDonald’s Indonesia and Prim-a mineral water continue to support the athletes especially the swimming team. They held a special pres conference to honour the athletes.  

The two companies gave 100-grams of gold to the gold medalists, 70-grams of gold for silver medalists, and 50-grams of gold for bronze medalists. The team manager and coach were also given 10-grams of gold each. Also, the McDonald’s Indonesia gave meal vouchers for for McDonald’s restaurants for a year. The athletes were Syuci Indirani, Jendi Pangabean, Guntur, Aris, Steven Sualang Tangkilisan, Suriansyah, and Zaki Zulkarnain.

McDonald’s Indonesia and Prim-a mineral water held an apreciation event to honour Para games athletes. Photo by Raditya Fadilla

McDonald’s also gave special appreciation to Nor Aimah and Laura Aurelia Dinda Sekar Devanti, two swimmers who, early on, were brand ambassadors for McDonald’s for the Asian Para Games 2018. McDonald’s gave 50-grams of gold and a year-long meal voucher to both of them.

As an official partner, during the event, McDonald’s provided 5,000 rice and chicken packages to support the volunteers in the Festival Momo held on 23 September, and 16,000 Choco Sundaes and 16,000 Ice Cream Cones to the athletes during the event.  Prim-a mineral water gave 255,000 drink products.