Jokowi Congratulates Weightlifter Windy Cantika for Winning Indonesia 1st Medal

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  • Indonesian lifter Windy Cantika Aisah performing at the Tokyo Olympics, July 24, 2021. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

    Indonesian lifter Windy Cantika Aisah performing at the Tokyo Olympics, July 24, 2021. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaPresident Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has congratulated Indonesian weightlifter Windy Cantika Aisah for winning the first medal for the Red White team at the Tokyo Olympics.

    “From homeland, I would like to congratulate (Windy Cantika Aisah),” Jokowi posted on his Instagram handle @jokowi on Saturday.

    Windy Cantika, who competed in the 49-kg class, bagged the bronze medal after recording a total lift of 194 kg, with 84 kg in snatch and 110 kg in clean and jerk, according to the official Olympics record.

    “Good news comes from Tokyo. Today, Indonesian women’s weightlifter, Windy Cantika Aisah, presented the first medal at Tokyo Olympics by grabbing bronze medal in 49 kg class,” Jokowi wrote in his post.

    Windy Cantika was the first from the Red White team to win a medal while competing at the Tokyo International Forum.

    Chinese lifter Hou Zhihui took the gold medal with a total lift of 210 kg (94 kg in snatch and 116 kg in clean and jerk ).

    Meanwhile, Indian lifter Chanu Mirabai secured the silver medal after recording a total lift of 202 kg, with 87 kg in snatch and 115 kg in clean and jerk.

    In her debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Aisah failed in her first attempt lifting 84 kg in snatch. She was able to lift 84 kg of barbel in her second attempt.

    Unfortunately, she failed again when trying to add the lift to 87 kg in the third attempt.

    However, she managed to lift clean and jerk in three chances.

    The 19-year-old athlete easily lifted 103 kg, 108 kg, and 110 kg to secure a bronze medal for Indonesia in the Tokyo Olympics.

    Read also: Windy Cantika Wins Indonesia's First Bronze Medal in Tokyo Olympics

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