78-yr-old Michael wins Asiad bronze


“Age does not matter if the matter does not age” – German writer Jean Paul’s this quote proved once again.

Veteran Indonesian athlete-cum-billionaire Michael Bambang Hartono has won Bronze medal in bridge event in the ongoing 18th Asian games. The 78-year-old veteran player and his team-mates have finished joint third with Chinese Taipei in the card game’s super-mixed team event.

Hartono is also president of the South East Asia Bridge Federation. The World Bridge Federation paid tribute to his “remarkable job and persistent efforts” after Asian Games organisers announced bridge would be added to the 2018 schedule.

The World Bridge Federation also presented him with a special gold medal award in 2017 for his efforts in helping convince the General Assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia.

Featured image : TIME

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