Grabbing the gold medal at prestigious event such as the Asian Games is sure to be the target of the athlete who is representing his/her country, not least for Aries Susanti Rahayu. Indonesian representatives who fought in this rock climbing sport successfully won gold from women’s speed numbers and women’s speed relay numbers with Puji Lestari, Rajiah Sallsabillah and Fitriyani.
Born in Grobogan, Central Java March 21st , 1995, the girl nicknamed spiderwoman because of being able to advance against the earth pull, she suddenly cried out happily making the Indonesian National Anthem reverberate in Jakabaring, Palembang. Aries admitted that the medal she offered to her parents.
“The first thing on my mind is my parents. Because those who accompanied me from childhood until now. I love you, father,”said Aries.
For Aries, family is everything, they are the people who not only see the advantages but are able to accept all their shortcomings. Aries is very grateful to her mother and father who always give encouragement and prayer for their youngest child.
The mother, Maryati, told the tribunnews.com page that her little girl was petite and fat so she received the nickname of Ayu Ipel-ipel and she already like to climb since early age.
“She likes to play games, likes to climb. She likes to swing at the door (hanging). Alhamdulillah (praise to God), she never fell, “explained Maryati.
Although she claimed to always focus in order to win in various matches, Aries said she often thought of her parents in the village. No wonder the tears and prostrations of gratitude are offered to both parents.