Friday, January 28, 2022 – 18:25 WIB
VIVA – Gibran Rakabuming Raka’s eldest son, Jan Ethes Srinarendra, won the 2022 Solo Mayor’s Cup taekwondo tournament which was held at the Convention Hall Terminal Type A Tirtonadi Solo, Friday, January 28, 2022. With these results, President Joko Widodo’s first grandson is entitled get a gold medal.
Jan Ethes who fell in the category of super pre-cadet male beginner managed to beat Ignatius Jason with a score of 26-16. Meanwhile, in the previous preliminary round, La Lembah Manah’s older brother managed to win with a final score of 25-19.
It’s just that ahead of the match, Ethes still doesn’t look so excited. While warming up, he was also seen yawning several times as a sign of holding back drowsiness. Inevitably with such conditions caused the fight in the first match he only defended a lot and did not press.
Knowing that his condition was not yet hot, taekwondo coach Donny Susanto immediately stepped in to help raise Jan Ethes’ fighting spirit. He also asked his feet to practice kicks. His feet took turns kicking according to the coach’s instructions.
After it was deemed sufficient, the fat coach gave tricks and strategies to be applied during the match in the final round. Then, in the match against Jason, Ethes seemed to appear more ferocious by putting pressure on the opponent.
The pressure that Ethes put on got a response from the opponent. The opponent tried to suppress by trying to break down Ethes’ defense. But the attempt was not successful. The eldest son of the Mayor of Solo finally won in points and was entitled to take home the gold medal.