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SEA Games: Indonesian lifter Windy is the definition of strong young woman

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

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Manila   /   Tue, December 3, 2019   /  08:37 am
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Indonesian lifter Windy Cantika Aisah celebrates after winning the women’s 49-kilogram weightlifting category during 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games at RSMC Nino Aquino Stadium in Manila on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.(Antara/Nyoman Budhiana)

The night before her competition on Monday morning, there was one thing that bothered Indonesian lifter Windy Cantika Aisah. When she is scheduled to compete in the women’s 49 kilograms category at the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines, her father will go into surgery at around the same time. “I was able to sleep last [last night] but at 11 while I usually sleep at around nine,” Windy told journalists on Monday. “My father said I don’t need to worry about his condition as there will be someone to watch over him. He said that I need to fight and give it my best. Even though her focus was divided, Windy did not let it control her. On Monday morning, Windy proved that she was among the best lifters in the region. Despite being the youngest in her category, Windy was fearless as she entered Ninoy Aquino Stadium in the Rizal ...