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Para-athlete Karisma aims to break another world record: Her own

  • Dicky Christanto Wulandaru
    Dicky Christanto Wulandaru

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sat, November 23, 2019   /  07:16 am
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Running this far: Indonesian para-athlete Karisma Evi Tiarani holds up her bank savings book, where she says the Rp 100 million bonus will remain for a rainy day. Karisma was awarded the bonus for breaking a world record at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai, UAE, (JP/Dicky Christanto)

Being a newcomer at the recently concluded World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, made Indonesian para-athlete Karisma Evi Tiarani nervous. She also felt that she was not in prime condition. She found the scene at the women’s 100-meter track that day daunting. Wherever she cast her gaze, groups of experienced runners were lined up as opponents.   Karisma, struggling with her own demons, decided to lower her eyes and repeated to herself that beating her own personal record may be the best she could hope for, and that she would just have to live with that. “I kept telling myself to stay focused, be calm and be prepared for whatever the outcome was,” she told The Jakarta Post recently. Focusing and running as fast as she could, Karisma not only finished the race in victory, she grabbed international attention by breaking the...