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Young Indonesia lifter Windy takes up the baton for Tokyo Olympics

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, October 16, 2019   /  05:20 pm
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Indonesian weightlifter Windy Cantika Aisah, who competes in the women's 49 kilograms.(JP/Ramadani Saputra)

Indonesia has found a rising new star in young lifter Windy Cantika Aisah as she takes up the baton for Indonesian female weightlifting from Olympian Sri Wahyuni in the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo next year. Sri, a 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist, took maternity leave earlier this year from the national training camp for Tokyo. As one of the hopefuls, Sri’s departure left a void in the Indonesian Weightlifting, Powerlifting and Bodybuilding Association (PABBSI), until Windy stepped up and showed her potential by snatching a silver medal in the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Junior Championships in the women’s 49-kilogram category in Fiji in June. Working her way up to qualify for Tokyo, the 17-year-old said she does not feel the pressure at all. “I don’t feel the pressure. I am now 17 and still compete in the junior category. [I...