Wednesday, 19 February 2020

SEA Games: Rini Budiarti Scores Hat-Trick Despite Falling

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  • Indonesia's Budiarti Rini trips during the race Athletics Women's 3000m Steeplechase in Final 28th SEA Games Singapore 2015, National Stadium, Singapore (6/12). Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters

    Indonesia's Budiarti Rini trips during the race Athletics Women's 3000m Steeplechase in Final 28th SEA Games Singapore 2015, National Stadium, Singapore (6/12). Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters

    TEMPO.CO, Singapore - Athletic athlete Rini Budiarti won gold medal for the third consecutive time in Singapore SEA Games’ 3,000-m steeplechase. She recorded fastest 10 minutes 20.40 seconds at National Stadium, Singapore on Friday, June 12.

    “It is indeed the third consecutive time. However, it was full of struggle here because I fell down and was shaken after it,” said Rini after the race.

    The runner who was born in Gunugkidul, Yogyakarta, 32 years ago led the race since the start. But she fell down when entering the fourth lap. Luckily, she had made significant distance with the following athletes by then.

    Rini’s winning means she continues to hold the record in 3000-m steeplechase. In 2011 SEA Games, she recorded 10 minutes 0.58 seconds.

    Indonesian male representative in the same category, Atjong Tio Purwanto won bronze with 9 minutes 6.41 seconds.

    ANTARA | ANGGA SUKMAWIJAYA