Great news comes from Indonesia’s flagship long jump athlete, Maria Natalia Londa. After offering one gold medal and one bronze medal at the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines, Maria intends to retire from the largest multi-sport event in Southeast Asia.
As is known, Maria Londa managed to donate one gold medal from the women’s long jump number. He managed to climb the top podium with the furthest jump of 6.45 meters.
For your information, this achievement is still far behind with his furthest jump record of 6.7 meters. But at least it was enough to deliver the woman born in Denpasar won the gold.
In addition to the gold medal, Maria also offered a silver medal in the women’s jump jump number. He managed to become the second with the furthest jump record 13.60 m. 0.15 m difference from Thailand’s representative Parinya Chuaimaroeng who recorded 13.75 m.
Unfortunately the gold and silver medal that he got at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium, Philippines will be the last SEA games medal for him. Because he is likely to retire from the SEA Games for the next edition.
The 29-year-old jumper argues he wants to give his juniors a chance. But he did not dare to decide because he wanted to see the conditions in the future.
“The plan is indeed my last SEA Games. But if there is no one who can replace me, maybe I will still come again, “Maria said as quoted from the official page of PASI (All Indonesian Athletics Association).
But he had high hopes that the Philippine SEA Games could become the last SEA Games for him. So that the regeneration of athletes will continue to run and bring the golden panners in the future.
My message for younger siblings, continue to practice with discipline. The results need a long process. Don’t give up, “he added.
“Praise God that we got gold. Thank you to PASI, all officials, as well as the local level management, “said the woman who was born on October 29, 1990.