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Asian Games: Jakarta, Palembang pass the baton to Hangzhou

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(Sindo.news)

Indonesia has officially passed the baton to Hangzhou, China, the host of the 2022 Asian Games, in a spectacular closing ceremony marred with heavy rain on Sunday that involved dozens of national and international artists.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, and watched the closing ceremony with victims of last month’s earthquake.

“The [Asian Games] ended today, but the energy of Asia will not fade away. Thank you all nations of Asia. This is the true energy of Asia, which unites us to bring goodness to the world,” he said in a video streaming.

Vice President Jusuf Kalla also took the stage to deliver a few words, thanking all parties involved in the Games.

“Thank you for giving us such a beautiful competition. Thank you for giving us these thrilling moments. And thank you for giving us the strong spirit and energy of fair play. You are the heroes of Asia,” he said.

Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) president sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah expressed his appreciation of Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra, for successfully hosting the Games simultaneously.

“Thank you Jakarta, thank you Palembang. You made the Asian dream of ‘Energy of Asia’ come true,” he said.

The passing of the Asian Games baton was made official by the raising of China’s flag, which was followed by a performance of Chinese dancers and singer Jackson Yi of popular group TFboys.

Jack Ma, billionaire co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, made a special appearance during the show to invite the audience to Hangzhou, the city where he was born. “Hangzhou is a beautiful city. I will wait for you in Hangzhou in 2022.”

Asian Games 2018 Medal Tally

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China 132 92 65 289
2 Japan 75 56 74 205
3 Republic of Korea 49 58 70 177
4 Indonesia 31 24 43 98
5 Uzbekistan 21 24 25 70
6 IR Iran 20 20 22 62
7 Chinese Taipei 17 19 31 67
8 India 15 24 30 69
9 Kazakhstan 15 17 44 76
10 DPR Korea 12 12 13 37
11 Bahrain 12 7 7 26
12 Thailand 11 16 46 73
13 Hong Kong, China 8 18 20 46
14 Malaysia 7 13 16 36
15 Qatar 6 4 3 13
16 Mongolia 5 9 11 25
17 Vietnam 4 16 18 38
18 Singapore 4 4 14 22
19 Philippines 4 2 15 21
20 United Arab Emirates 3 6 5 14
21 Kuwait 3 1 2 6
22 Kyrgyzstan 2 6 12 20
23 Jordan 2 1 9 12
24 Cambodia 2 0 1 3
25 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 1 2 3 6
26 Macau, China 1 2 2 5
27 Iraq 1 2 0 3
28 Korea 1 1 2 4
28 Lebanon 1 1 2 4
30 Tajikistan 0 4 3 7
31 Lao PDR 0 2 3 5
32 Turkmenistan 0 1 2 3
33 Nepal 0 1 0 1
34 Pakistan 0 0 4 4
35 Afghanistan 0 0 2 2
35 Myanmar 0 0 2 2
37 Syria 0 0 1 1
– Total 465 465 622 1552

(The Jakarta Post)