Women’s weightlifting athlete Nurul Akmal records history for her native Aceh, after becoming the second athlete from Tanah Rencong to compete in the Olympics. Nurul successfully passed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, after being declared the best at the IWF meeting in mid-March.
“Alhamdulillah, at the IWF meeting on March 19 in Tokyo, Nurul Akmal was determined to qualify, after determining who was the best representative of each continent. Nurul is certain to win the Olympic ticket because he has participated in four pre qualifications in Qatar. He became the best of the Asian Continent, “explained the Chairman of the Aceh PABBSI Pengprov, Teuku Rayuan Sukma, as reported by Serambi.
Nurul Akmal escaped +87 kg, he became the third lifter to win Olympic tickets from the Indonesian Team. Nurul will join Eko Yuli Irawan (61kg) and Windi Chantika (49kg).
“This has become a pride for Aceh, with Amel (Nurul Akmal’s nickname) passing the Olympics. Moreover, all this time he has indeed struggled and performed well in the National Training Board, “explained Teuku Flirt.
For Amel, qualifying for the Olympics was the highlight of his career as an athlete. Because he indeed did his career since he started from the regional level, starting from the pre-qualification Aceh Sports Week (Pre-PORA), PORA, National Championship, PON, and PON Prequalification.
Not only at the national level, the daughter of the couple Hasballah and Nurmala has also registered her name with the Indonesian Team in various international championships, such as the Islamic Solidarity Games 2017, the 2017 Taipei Universiade and the World Championships in Ashgabat Turkmenistan ..
Previously, Alkindi became the first Tanah Rencong athlete to successfully play at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. At that time, Alkindi defended Indonesia in the fencing branch. Alkindi’s success at that time was inseparable from his best achievements. In fact, he was dubbed as the floret king of Indonesia.
“That’s right, Alkindi became the first Acehnese athlete to successfully appear at the 1988 Olympics. Now, her footsteps are followed by a women’s lifter, Nurul Akmal,” said KONI Aceh Secretary General M Nasir Syamaun MPA and Chairperson of PON Pelatda, Drs H Bachtiar Hasan MPd who was contacted by Serambi , last night.
Perhaps, the success of Nurul Akmal must be welcomed by the people of Tanah Rencong. Yes, to follow in the footsteps of the figure of Alkindi, Nurul Akmal had to wait for waiting for 32 years. Of course, this is a struggle for sports players in Aceh.