4 Historic Olympic Games for the Indonesian Team

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The Tokyo Olympics, which are retreating a year from 2020, will be a big sports party participated by the Indonesian Team. Even though the preparation of the Red and White Troops was hampered because of the co-19 pademi, slowly but surely the Indonesian Team revived, with a number of sports that began to hold a national training camp (Pelatnas).

Throughout the history of Indonesia’s participation in the Olympics since 1952, a contingent of Red and White was recorded, had twice not participated.

At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the Indonesian Team did not send representatives, because they were suspended. Two years earlier, precisely in 1962, Indonesia made a similar event to the Olympics, namely the Games of New Emerging Force (GANEFO), during the leadership of President Soekarno.

Whereas at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Indonesia also did not send contingents, related to the attitude of war between the Soviet Union and Afghanistan. Not only Indonesia, the United States also took the same attitude.

Then from the 16 Olympics that have been followed by the Indonesian Team, what moments have been recorded in history? Following the review, as reported by Rappler:

1952 Helsinki Olympics: Indonesia first participated in the Olympics
This is the first time the Indonesian Team participated in the biggest multi event on earth. Taking location in Helsinki, Finland, Indonesia only sent three athletes, who took part in the athletics, swimming and weightlifting competitions.

The Helsinki Olympics were recorded, followed by no less than 4,952 athletes from 69 countries. The year was an important moment for the Indonesian Team, to be able to show their ability in the eyes of the world.

1988 Seoul Olympics: Prime Medal of Archery
After seven Olympic athletes, the Indonesian Team had never experienced a podium, finally at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, South Korea, the first medal was won by the Red and White contingent.

The silver medal was won by a trio of female athletes from archery in the team number. They are, Lilies Handayani, Nurfitriyana Saiman and Kusuma Wardhani.

After the Seoul Olympics, the Indonesian Team always managed to fly the red and white flag on the podium and bring home a medal, until the last Olympics in Rio 2016.

1992 Barcelona Olympics: First gold medal
Four years ago after the first medal won by silver, then at the Barcelona Olympics, the Indonesian Team finally won the first gold medal.

The highest achievement in the four-year event was won by the badminton sport, which at that time was arguably filled with the best players ever in Indonesia.

From badminton, Indonesia brought home 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals and one bronze medal.

Alan Budikusuma and Susi Susanti became two badminton players who at that time managed to directly present one gold medal for the Indonesian contingent.

While the other one silver was given by men’s doubles pair Eddy Hartono / Rudy Gunawan, and bronze was obtained from men’s singles number one Hermawan Susanto.

2000 Sydney Olympics: First medal for weightlifting
After several Olympics, the Indonesian team’s medals were only presented by badminton sports, then at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, for the first time the Indonesian Team medals were successfully presented by weightlifting sports.

Are 3 women athletes in the weightlifting branch who succeeded in the name of the nation.

Raema Lisa Rumbewas won a silver medal for 48 kilograms. While Sri Indriyani and Winarni Binti Slamet managed to get bronze medals for 48 kilograms and 53 kilograms, respectively.

The Sydney 2000 Olympics was arguably the most successful Olympics for the Indonesian Team, judging by the number of medals that were won. In addition to three of the weightlifting, Indonesia also won three other medals from badminton.

At that time, the Indonesian Badminton Team succeeded in bringing home the gold medal in the men’s doubles number of the couple Tony Gunawan / Candra Wijaya. While the two silver medals were presented by a mixed doubles pair Trikus Harjanto / Minarti Timur and men’s singles Hendrawan.

44 Historic Olympic Games for the Indonesian Team

The Tokyo Olympics, which are retreating a year from 2020, will be a big sports party participated by the Indonesian Team. Even though the preparation of the Red and White Troops was hampered because of the co-19 pademi, slowly but surely the Indonesian Team revived, with a number of sports that began to hold a national training camp (Pelatnas).

Throughout the history of Indonesia’s participation in the Olympics since 1952, a contingent of Red and White was recorded, had twice not participated.

At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the Indonesian Team did not send representatives, because they were suspended. Two years earlier, precisely in 1962, Indonesia made a similar event to the Olympics, namely the Games of New Emerging Force (GANEFO), during the leadership of President Soekarno.

Whereas at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Indonesia also did not send contingents, related to the attitude of war between the Soviet Union and Afghanistan. Not only Indonesia, the United States also took the same attitude.

Then from the 16 Olympics that have been followed by the Indonesian Team, what moments have been recorded in history? Following the review, as reported by Rappler:

1952 Helsinki Olympics: Indonesia first participated in the Olympics
This is the first time the Indonesian Team participated in the biggest multi event on earth. Taking location in Helsinki, Finland, Indonesia only sent three athletes, who took part in the athletics, swimming and weightlifting competitions.

The Helsinki Olympics were recorded, followed by no less than 4,952 athletes from 69 countries. The year was an important moment for the Indonesian Team, to be able to show their ability in the eyes of the world.

1988 Seoul Olympics: Prime Medal of Archery
After seven Olympic athletes, the Indonesian Team had never experienced a podium, finally at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, South Korea, the first medal was won by the Red and White contingent.

The silver medal was won by a trio of female athletes from archery in the team number. They are, Lilies Handayani, Nurfitriyana Saiman and Kusuma Wardhani.

After the Seoul Olympics, the Indonesian Team always managed to fly the red and white flag on the podium and bring home a medal, until the last Olympics in Rio 2016.

1992 Barcelona Olympics: First gold medal
Four years ago after the first medal won by silver, then at the Barcelona Olympics, the Indonesian Team finally won the first gold medal.

The highest achievement in the four-year event was won by the badminton sport, which at that time was arguably filled with the best players ever in Indonesia.

From badminton, Indonesia brought home 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals and one bronze medal.

Alan Budikusuma and Susi Susanti became two badminton players who at that time managed to directly present one gold medal for the Indonesian contingent.

While the other one silver was given by men’s doubles pair Eddy Hartono / Rudy Gunawan, and bronze was obtained from men’s singles number one Hermawan Susanto.

2000 Sydney Olympics: First medal for weightlifting
After several Olympics, the Indonesian team’s medals were only presented by badminton sports, then at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, for the first time the Indonesian Team medals were successfully presented by weightlifting sports.

Are 3 women athletes in the weightlifting branch who succeeded in the name of the nation.

Raema Lisa Rumbewas won a silver medal for 48 kilograms. While Sri Indriyani and Winarni Binti Slamet managed to get bronze medals for 48 kilograms and 53 kilograms, respectively.

The Sydney 2000 Olympics was arguably the most successful Olympics for the Indonesian Team, judging by the number of medals that were won. In addition to three of the weightlifting, Indonesia also won three other medals from badminton.

At that time, the Indonesian Badminton Team succeeded in bringing home the gold medal in the men’s doubles number of the couple Tony Gunawan / Candra Wijaya. While the two silver medals were presented by a mixed doubles pair Trikus Harjanto / Minarti Timur and men’s singles Hendrawan.

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