Eko Yuli Irawan, The Struggle to Raise Indonesia’s Name

Eko Yuli Irawan, Sumber: Rappler.com

Some sports are likely to gain gold medals for Indonesia in the Asian Games 2018. One of the sports that the opportunity to open wide enough to donate gold is a weightlifting branch. The reason is, this branch is inhabited by world class and Olympic athletes, Eko Yuli Irawan.

Eko Yuli Irawan has been raising the name of Indonesia three times in the event of a world sporting event, the Olympics. At that time at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and London 2012 Olympics, Eko won a bronze medal. While at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Eko won a silver medal. This is not separated from the hard work of Eko who regularly practice weightlifting since childhood in Sasana Yon Haryono, until his performance began to be seen in 2006-2007 when it won the gold medal in the world weightlifting champion junior.

It’s been seen in 2006-2007 when it won the gold medal in the junior weightlifting world championship.

In addition to the Olympics, Eko Yuli Irawan has also incised a number of national and international achievements such as: Gold Medal PON, Universiade China 2011 gold medal, Sea Games gold medal, weightlifting world championship gold medal in Almaty Kazakhstan 2014, and others. In the arena of the Asian Games, the man who was born in Metro, Lampung has donated 1 bronze medal at the 2010 Asian Games. Eko Yuli Irawan’s rival this time will likely come from countries such as China, North Korea, Iran or Uzbekistan.

In the history of Indonesia’s participation in the Asian Games, Indonesia’s weightlifting branch has never donated a gold medal. This branch contributed 5 silver and 13 bronze medals, since 1954. Now, Indonesia’s flagship lifter born in Lampung, July 24, 1989 is mature and its ability to be honed. At the 2018 Asian Games, Eko will return to fight and a chance to scent the name of Indonesia.


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