“Sri Wahyuni Won Olympic’s First Medal, Indonesians Are Proud,” President Jokowi Says

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 7 Agustus 2016
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Photo Caption: Sri Wahyuni poses with Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi after winning a silver medal in the women’s 48 kg weightlifting category on Sunday (6/8) local time, in Rio de Jainero, Brazil

Photo Caption: Sri Wahyuni poses with Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi after winning a silver medal in the women’s 48 kg weightlifting category on Sunday (6/8) local time, in Rio de Jainero, Brazil

Indonesia’s Olympic Contingent secured its first medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games through  a weightlifter Sri Wahyuni who won a silver medal in the women’s 48 kg weightlifting category on Saturday (6/8) local time, or Sunday Indonesian time.

Indonesia’s first medal in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games brought joy and proud to all Indonesians. Through his twitter account, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo appreciated the silver medalist who competed on the world stage for the first time.

“Weightlifter Sri Wahyuni won silver medal in the 2016 Olympic. Indonesians are proud-Jkw,” President Jokowi said in this twitter account @jokowi on Sunday (7/8).

Appreciation was also conveyed by Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi who accompanied Indonesia’s Olympic Contingent to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“INA secures its first medal through Sri Wahyuni (in weightlifting). It is such a good start. It will spur optimism to the Indonesia’s Contingent,”  Nahrawi said in his twitter account @ imam_nahrawi.

Sri Wahyuni, who lifted a total of 192 kg has defeated Japanese weightlifter Miyake Hiromi with a record lifting of 188 kg. Meanwhile the gold medal was won by Tanasan Sopita of Thailand with a record lifting of 200 kg.  (UN) (RAS/MMB/YM/Naster)

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