The female weightlifter won bronze in the 49 kilogram class.


Tokyo 2020 Olympics has just started but there is already one positive result for the Indonesian contingent. The proud story comes from the Indonesian weightlifting contingent. Women's lifter Windy Cantika Aisah managed to present the first medal for Indonesia, Saturday (24/7/2021).

Windy presented a bronze medal from weightlifting in the women's 49-kilogram class. The athlete from Bandung, West Java, recorded a total force of 194 kilograms in the final round and made a total snatch of 84 kilograms and a clean jerk of 110 kilograms. 

The Chinese lifter, Zhou Lijun, won the first position. The second position fell to the Indian lifter, namely Chanu Saikhom Mirabai.

Who is Windy Cantika? This 19-year-old athlete has repeatedly performed brilliantly in several weightlifting competitions. Although she is still young, Windy has joined and pursued weightlifting since elementary school in grade 5.


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Her talent in the field of weightlifting turned out to be decreased from her mother, Siti Aisah. Siti is a well-known weightlifter who won a silver medal at the 1987 World Weightlifting Championships.

In the beginning, Siti actually trained Windy's sister and encouraged her youngest child to join in the training. Little Windy then joined the training, and from there arose her interest in this physical sport. Since the beginning, Windy has often participated in competitions ranging from regional, national, and international.

Windy's journey to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is pretty tough. Her qualification points have been calculated since she managed to record Championship points in China in April 2019. At that time, Windy managed to record a total lift of 177 kilograms from an 80-kilogram snatch and 97 kilograms clean and jerk.

Her efforts continued to the IWF Junior World Championship in Fiji in June 2019. At that time, Windy managed to get a total lift of 179 kilograms, snatch 81 kilograms, and clean and jerk 98 kilograms.


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The road to the Olympics was opened when Windy managed to get points at the IWF World Championships 2019 in Pattaya with a total lift of 182 kilograms, clean and jerk 100 kilograms. In addition, at the 2019 Asian Junior Championship in North Korea, she managed to record a total lift of 186 kilograms, snatch 84 kilograms, and clean and jerk 102 kilograms.

Finally, Windy made sure to get a ticket to Tokyo when she won a bronze medal at the Asian Championships last April. The championship held in Uzbekistan made her compete with the more superior  Chinese, Indian, and Japanese lifters.

Windy's best achievement was at the 2019 SEA Games by bringing home a gold medal and breaking into the world's best junior 2021 with the same result. Windy even broke the youth record at the world championships in Thailand and the Philippines.

The bronze medal result is considered very good because this is Windy's first debut at the Olympics. You can imagine the achievements that Windy will present in the future, considering that she is still very young at this time. Congratulation, Windy!


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