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Jakarta Post

Jakarta's disabled athletes win five medals at National Paralympics

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 1, 2017   /   05:17 pm
Jakarta's disabled athletes win five medals at National Paralympics An athlete from the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) kisses the national flag while Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi (right) looks on during a ceremony to send them off in Karanganyar, Central Java to the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. . (Antara/Maulana Surya)

Jakarta’s disabled athletes won five medals at the 2017 National Paralympics Championship, which was held from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29 in Bandung, West Java.

The three athletes represented the Cahaya Bathin home for disabled people, which is managed by the Jakarta Social Affairs Agency.

Cahaya Bathin head Mukhlisin said the five medals were won by three athletes in the swimming category.

The three athletes were Fajar Trihadi, who took home bronze and silver medals, Firstania Kayla Amir with two silver medals, and Lintang Adi Prasetyo, who won one bronze.

"The participants in the paralympics were disabled athletes from all over Indonesia who compete in various sports," said Mukhlisin in a press statement.

"The athletes are trained by Jakarta Paraswim," he added.

He said he hoped the achievements motivated other disabled people to participate and remind them that disabilities were not barriers to athletic achievement. (dis)


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