Asian Games 2018: Indonesia bids spectacular farewell

Published: 03rd September 2018 11:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd September 2018 11:18 AM  

Indonesia bid an emotional farewell to the 18th Asian Games, displaying the same gritty spirit with which it organised the 15-day sporting extravaganza as thousands braved heavy rain to turn up for a spectacular closing ceremony. (Photo | PTI)
The 76,000 capacity Gelora Bung Karno stadium did not attract many people when the track and field events were on but they made a beeline to watch the two-hour long closing ceremony that was high on entertainment. (Photo | PTI)
Official games mascots Bhin Bhin Ika and Atung march during the closing ceremony of Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta. (Photo | PTI)
The Indian contingent was led by women hockey team's captain and flag-bearer Rani Rampal. It was also a memorable Games for India as it produced the best ever performance with 69 medals including 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze. (Photo | PTI)
Fireworks explode during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Photo | PTI)
The Chinese flag is raised as the next host country during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Photo | AP)
China's Olympic Committee chairman Gou Zhongwen, left, receives the torch from Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan, right, as Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, centre, watches during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta. (Photo | AP)
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