President Jokowi Congratulates Indonesian Weightlifter for Winning Bronze Medal during Tokyo Olympics

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 24 Juli 2021
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Indonesian weightlifter Windy Cantika Aisah wins the bronze medal in the women’s 49 kilograms weightlifting competition during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, at the Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan, Saturday (24/7). (REUTERS/Edgard Garrido)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo congratulated the success of Indonesian weightlifter Windy Cantika Aisah in winning the first medal for the Indonesian contingent at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“Today, good news came from Tokyo. Indonesian weightlifter Windy Cantika Aisah presented the first medal at the Tokyo Olympics by winning the bronze medal in the women’s 49 kilograms weightlifting competition. From Indonesia, I express my congratulations,” President Jokowi wrote through his personal Twitter account @jokowi, Saturday (24/7).

Windy has managed to lift a total of 194 kilograms (84 kilograms in snatch, 110 kilograms in  clean and jerk) and got the bronze medal at the Tokyo International Forum. Chinese weightlifter Hou Zhihui won the gold medal, while Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu got the silver medal at the competition.

Following the success for winning the first medal for Indonesia in weightlifting, Minister of Youth and Sports Zainudin Amali himself made a video call to Windy, Indonesian weightlifting coach Dirdja Wihardja and chef de mission (CdM) of the Indonesian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics Rosan Roeslani, who also serves as General Chair of the Indonesian Weightlifting and Bodybuilding Association (PB PABSI).

“I have made a video call to Mr. Dirdja, Mr. Rosan, and Windy. Alhamdulillah, we won the bronze medal,” the Minister said.

On that occasion, Zainudin expressed his appreciation for Indonesia’s first medal at the Tokyo Olympics and hope that other athletes from various sports can make achievements to improve Indonesia’s rank in the Olympics.

For the record, Indonesia was ranked 40th at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

“To Windy, the coach, the CdM, and other officials, I appreciate this achievement.  Indonesia’s proud of it. This is the result of long-time hard work,” the Minister said. (PR of Ministry of Youth and Sports/UN) (RIF/LW)

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