Indonesian Pencak Silat Team Wins Gold In Open Belgium

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JAKARTA, May 15 (Antara) - The Indonesian Pencak Silat team won six gold, two silver and two bronze medals in the 2018 Open Belgium Pencak Silat Tournament held on May 5-6, 2018 in Schoten-Antwerp.

"This is the 23rd Open organized by the Belgian Pencak Silat Federation, which was founded 36 years ago," the Indonesian embassy in Brussels said in a statement on Tuesday.

As many as 120 Pencak Silat athletes from 12 countries namely Indonesia, Belgium, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Switzerland, United States, Azerbaijan and Austria, participated in this championship.

Indonesian Ambassador to Belgium Yuri O. Thamrin officially opened the tournament and conveyed his appreciation to Ludo Pieters, the President of the Belgian Pencak Silat Federation for his relentless efforts in introducing Pencak Silat to the Belgian and European public.

Ambassador Thamrin praised athletes coming from many corners of the globe as ambassadors for the martial art. (f001)