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Super Junior and iKON perform at Asian Games closing ceremony

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2018 Asian Games - Closing Ceremony - GBK Main Stadium - Jakarta, Indonesia - September 2, 2018 - South Korean boy band iKON perform during the Closing Ceremony. REUTERS/Cathal Mcnaughton
iKON smashed their performance (Picture: REUTERS/Cathal Mcnaughton)

K-pop idol groups Super Junior and iKON performed at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.

The two boybands drew cheers from 55,000 fans, athletes and officials as they sang their hit songs at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium.

Super Junior performed Sorry, Sorry, Mr. Simple and Bonamana while iKON sang Love Scenario and Rhythm Ta.

Im a Super Junior fan, said International Olympic Committee president Thomas Back, according to IOC Medias Twitter account.

To which Super Junior replied, It was great to have a chance to attend Asian Game 2018 Closing Ceremony with IOC. Thank you all for having us!

epa06992464 Korean K-pop boy band Super Junior perform during the closing ceremony of the Asian Games 2018 at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, 02 September 2018. EPA/MAST IRHAM
Super Junior delivered the hits at the closing ceremony (Picture: EPA/MAST IRHAM)

IKON said it was an honour to perform at the closing ceremony.

Other stars who performed included Isyana Sarasvati, Bunga Citra Lestari, Lea Simanjuntak, Denada, Dira Sugandi, Jflow, Afgan and Siti Badriah.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo was unable to attend the ceremony as he was in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara to help displaced residents after an earthquake struck the area.

I apologise for being unable to attend this event. Im here in Lombok, said Widodo, according to the Asian Games website. Congratulations and thank you to all contingents. This is the real Energy of Asia. Were united to bring virtue to the world.

Before the closing ceremony, the Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) met with Super Junior in which they said it was an honor to be invited to the event.

Honestly, I and the other members felt shocked, happy and honoured to be one of the performers in the 2018 Asian Games closing ceremony alongside other artists, said Leeteuk, the groups leader.

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He explained that Korea (KOR) hosted the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, and now the 2018 Asian Games are held in Jakarta and Palembang. It is interesting and exciting.

Super Junior added that they are delighted that South Korea won the gold in the mens soccer event.

The gold medal win in the mens soccer makes us proud. We will also give our best performance in the 2018 Asian Games closing ceremony, Leeteuk added.

China topped the Asian Games medal tally with 132 gold followed by Japan with 75, South Korea with 49, Indonesia with 31 and Uzbekistan with 21.

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