Asiad 2018: Japan takes gold in both men’s skateboarding events

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Jakarta, Aug 29 (IANS) Japan secured gold medals in both individual mens skateboarding events at the 2018 Asian Games here on Wednesday.

In the street discipline, 17-year-old Ike Keyaki took the win with a score of 31.1, ahead of Indonesia’s 16-year-old Sanggoe Darma Tanjung in second, who scored 30.5 to claim the silver medal, reports Efe news.

Another teenager, South Korea’s Eun Juwon, rounded out the podium spots in third place, claiming the bronze medal with a score of 25.4

In the park category, another Japanese teenager, 19-year-old Kensuke Sasaoka, claimed the gold medal, earning a score of 75 points from the judges.

Indonesians Jason Dennis Lijnzaat and Pevi Permana Putra took the silver and bronze medals respectively to delight the home crowd.

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Keyaki’s and Sasaoka’s medals bring their country’s total to 48 gold out of a total of 154, although Japan still trail China, who boast a total of 213, including a whopping 100 gold.

–IANS

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