Indonesian shooting athlete, Muhammad Sejahtera “Tera” Dwi Putra, presented the first shooting medal for the country after winning the silver medal in the men’s 10-meter running target mixed competition at Jakabaring Sport City, Palembang, Saturday (25/8).
Tera’s victory finally ended Indonesia’s shooting medal drought in the last six days of the Asian Games shooting competition.
In the final round, Tera collected 380 points, four points fewer than gold medalist Pak Myong-won from DPR Korea. The bronze medal went to China’s Yu Gan with 379 points.
Tera’s silver-winning performance was quite a feat considering that Tera was competing against Pak Myong-won, a world-class shooter and 2010 Asiad gold medalist.
Tera collected 190 points each in the first and second stages, bringing the total score to 380. Pak Myong-won, meanwhile, triumped with 192 collected in each of the two rounds.
Tera said he was grateful to finally win silver in the mixed category after he failed to reach the final round of the men’s 10-meter running target competition.
"Alhamdullilah (Thank God), I performed better today," said the 21-year-old shooter.
Indonesia shooting coach, Masruri, said he was satisfied with Tera’s result.
"[Tera’s] score in this match was only 2 or 3 points below the score he gained in the national training camp, which is still okay,” the coach said.(antara)