Pencak Silat is a full body fighting sport which included throwing and grappling along with the use of weaponry. The Asiad 2018, a multisport event to be held from 18th August will be having Pencak Silat included.
IOA, announces the squad for the selected athletes who will be participating in the sport. Of the 22 athletes selected initially, only two could make it to the final list declared by the Indian Olympics Association.
There were a total of 524 athletes selected of which four member triathlon was dropped off for providing misleading information.
The original squad consisted of 6 Sambo athletes which included 2 male and 4 female athletes. The Indian Pencak Silat Federation(IPSF) was unhappy with the decision of IOA and also threatend to take legal action claiming the players as medal contenders.
The Official Broadcaster for Asian Games 2018 – Jakarta Palembang
Sports lovers around the world are looking eagerly to watch the sports to be played at the 18th Asian Games at Jakarta and Palembang. Audience looking to watch the games on TV Channels and online have been given multiple options to watch their favourite sports from the convenience of their location. Indonesia will broadcast 38 sports events live and the coverage therein in Jakarta & Palembang, South Sumatra province in August 2018. Below is the list of TV Channels who will broadcast the Jakarta Palembang Asian Games 2018 live.