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Historic gold for Indonesia on opening day of 18th Asian Games

Historic gold for Indonesia on opening day of 18th Asian Games

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China took the very first gold medal of the Games in the men's changquan wushu shortly after 9am local time, while Edgar Xavier Marvelo won Indonesia's first medal with silver ©Getty Images
China took the very first gold medal of the Games in the men's changquan wushu shortly after 9am local time, while Edgar Xavier Marvelo won Indonesia's first medal with silver ©Getty Images
The second gold of the day was won by Chinese Taipei's Yingshin Lin and Shaochuang Lu over in Palembang, in the 10m air rifle mixed team event ©Getty Images
The second gold of the day was won by Chinese Taipei's Yingshin Lin and Shaochuang Lu over in Palembang, in the 10m air rifle mixed team event ©Getty Images
From 16:20 local time this afternoon, five gold medals were won in less than an hour, starting with Minsung Kang for South Korea in the men's individual poomsae ©Getty Images
From 16:20 local time this afternoon, five gold medals were won in less than an hour, starting with Minsung Kang for South Korea in the men's individual poomsae ©Getty Images
Defia Rosmaniar wrote herself into the history books today by winning Indonesia's first gold, in the women's individual poomsae ©Getty Images
Defia Rosmaniar wrote herself into the history books today by winning Indonesia's first gold, in the women's individual poomsae ©Getty Images
The two Korea's rowed together in the men's lightweight four heats, though it was an unimpressive debut. They finished last in their heat ©Getty Images
The two Korea's rowed together in the men's lightweight four heats, though it was an unimpressive debut. They finished last in their heat ©Getty Images
In the fencing, an all Chinese women's sabre final was won by Jiarui Qian ©Getty Images
In the fencing, an all Chinese women's sabre final was won by Jiarui Qian ©Getty Images
China's 16-year-old sensation Jianjiahe Wang won the first swimming gold of the Games in the women's 1500m freestyle ©Getty Images
China's 16-year-old sensation Jianjiahe Wang won the first swimming gold of the Games in the women's 1500m freestyle ©Getty Images
Japan won the final three swimming events of the night, culminating in the women's 4x100m freestyle final ©Getty Images
Japan won the final three swimming events of the night, culminating in the women's 4x100m freestyle final ©Getty Images




Asian Games begins with vibrant Opening Ceremony in Jakarta

Asian Games begins with vibrant Opening Ceremony in Jakarta

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The Ceremony began with a video supposedly showing the Indonesian President Joko Widodo doing stuns on a motorbike around Jakarta, before riding triumphantly into the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium ©Getty Images
The Ceremony began with a video supposedly showing the Indonesian President Joko Widodo doing stuns on a motorbike around Jakarta, before riding triumphantly into the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium ©Getty Images
A large group of dancers then began performing on the main stage, before parting to form a pathway for the athletes to walk along during the parade ©Getty Images
A large group of dancers then began performing on the main stage, before parting to form a pathway for the athletes to walk along during the parade ©Getty Images
Just as they did at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February, North and South Korea matched in together, under the unification flag ©Getty Images
Just as they did at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February, North and South Korea matched in together, under the unification flag ©Getty Images
Hosts Indonesia arrived into the stadium to huge cheers, chanting and red and white lights ©Getty Images
Hosts Indonesia arrived into the stadium to huge cheers, chanting and red and white lights ©Getty Images
Following a short speech by the Olympic Council of Asia President, Shiekh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, the Games were declared officially open ©Getty Images
Following a short speech by the Olympic Council of Asia President, Shiekh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, the Games were declared officially open ©Getty Images
Various dance performances took place depicting the history and culture of Indonesia ©Getty Images
Various dance performances took place depicting the history and culture of Indonesia ©Getty Images
Having started its relay in New Delhi as is tradition, the flame arrived into the Stadium initially unnoticed ©Getty Images
Having started its relay in New Delhi as is tradition, the flame arrived into the Stadium initially unnoticed ©Getty Images
The cauldron, which was made to look like a volcano built into the stage, was lit by former Indonesian badminton star Susi Susanti, a two-time Asian Games bronze medallist ©Getty Images
The cauldron, which was made to look like a volcano built into the stage, was lit by former Indonesian badminton star Susi Susanti, a two-time Asian Games bronze medallist ©Getty Images
The Ceremony concluded with a spectacular fireworks display, which lit up the Jakarta sky ©Getty Images
The Ceremony concluded with a spectacular fireworks display, which lit up the Jakarta sky ©Getty Images