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Sri Wahyuni wins first medal

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 8 2016   /  09:47 am

It was a special day for weightlifter Sri Wahyuni Agustiani as she took silver in the women’s 48 kilograms, the first medal for Indonesia in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, on Saturday.

Sri, who lifted a total of 192 kg to earn the honor, certainly did magnificently to make her country proud, but, personally, she also felt elated given that the good result came just ahead of her 22nd birthday.

“I am so happy to snatch the silver just before my birthday,” said Sri, who was born on Aug. 13, 1994 in Bandung, West Java, as quoted by Antara news agency.

Other than that, Sri said she also dedicated the achievement to two important people in her career: Joko Pramono, who is known as the godfather of Indonesian weightlifting, and coach Dirja Wiharja.

“Pak Dirja will also celebrate his birthday this month. As for Pak Joko, he had just celebrated his anniversary,”...