Waiting for Gold from Windy’s Generation
Monday, 2 August 2021
Young Indonesian weightlifters Windy Cantika Aisah and Rahmat Erwin Abdullah are successful in maintaining the country’s tradition of clinching Olympic medals. They are Indonesia’s hope for gold at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
WINDY Cantika Aisah was barely able to contain her tears of joy behind the Tokyo International Forum podium on Saturday noon, July 24. She was getting ready for her second clean and jerk lift of 108 kilograms, after successfully lifting 103 kilograms in the first round. Trainer Dirdja Wihardja kept reminding her to be tough, even though she might feel as if she would not be able to lift more than 2.2 times her body weight. “This is onl...
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