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SEA Games: Lifter Lisa breaks down into tears after 'slipping' to silver

  • Ramadani Saputra
    Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

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Manila, Philippines   /   Mon, December 2, 2019   /  03:36 pm
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Indonesian lifter Lisa Setiawati collapses as she attempts to lift 100 kilograms in her final clean and jerk, placing second in the women's 45 kg weightlifting event on Sunday at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines.(Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

“Women are born with pain built in. It’s our physical destiny: period pains, sore boobs, childbirth, you know. We carry it within ourselves throughout our lives, men don’t.” –Belinda, Fleabag, Ep. 3 The monologue that actress Kristin Scott Thomas delivered as Belinda in Fleabag, the British comedy-drama that swept this year's Emmys, could describe the career of Indonesian lifter Lisa Setiawati, who won silver on Sunday in the Philippines at her first and last Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. Aside from the injuries she endured throughout her weightlifting career, the 31-year-old reached for – but missed – what she most desired to achieve at the 30th Games: a gold medal. Nonetheless, Lisa won silver for Indonesia in the women’s 45 kilogram category, lifting a total of 169 kg on Sunday. Like a warrior who had just lost a critical bat...