Saturday, 22 February 2020

Triyaningsih Scores Second Gold Medal Win for Indonesia

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  • Indonesian athlete Triyaningsih celebrates after winning the gold medal for the 10,000 meter run event in the 28th SEA Games Singapore at the Singapore National Stadium (6/11). Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters

    Indonesian athlete Triyaningsih celebrates after winning the gold medal for the 10,000 meter run event in the 28th SEA Games Singapore at the Singapore National Stadium (6/11). Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Triyaningsih secured her second Gold medal for Indonesia after coming first in the 10 kilometer running competition in the 2015 SEA Games, which was held at the Singapore National Stadium on Thursday.

    "It felt like a good run, so I took it easy. It has always been a part of my strategy," said Triyaningsih after the race.

    The athlete did look calm when she took to the starting line for the race - after which she stole the lead before leaving behind other runners to finish in 33 minutes 44.53 seconds.

    "I wanted to break my record, but it's not the right time because I'm still in recovery mode. That said, this is an excellent start for me," said Triyaningsih, who also secured a Gold medal for the same number at the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar.

    It is known that the record for the 10 kilometer track competition, which Triyaningsih did in 32 minutes 49.47 seconds at the 2009 SEA Games in Laos, has yet to be broken.

    Previously, the 27-years old athlete from Semarang, Central Java, had secured her first Gold medal win at the 2015 SEA Games at the 5,000 metre track number.

    To date, Indonesia's athletics team has managed to score five Gold medals at the 2015 SEA Games. Aside from Triyaningsih, Hendro won a Gold medal in racewalking, Maria Londa scored a Gold medal for her long-jump win, while Agus Prayogo also scored for his win in the 10 kilometer track number.

    ANTARANEWS