Unexpectedly, appears for the first time at the Asian Games throughout her career in the world of bicycle racing, Tiara Andini Prastika able to win a gold medal in the Asian Games 2018 women’s downhill number. Not only that, she also make a history as an athlete who’s able to win a gold medal in bicycle race number.
Located at Khe Bun Hill, Subang on Monday (08/20/2018), the athlete from Semarang who was born on March 22nd, 1996 incised the fastest time, that is 2 minutes 33.056 seconds, 9.598 seconds adrift of Thai athletes Vipavee Deekaballes who had to settle for second position.
The results seemed to complete the thirst of achievement in the sport of cycling. The last time a bicycle racing sport donated a gold medal took place at the Asian Games 1962 in the Open Road Race, Team Road Race and Team Time Trial numbers.
Previously, Tiara Andini Prastika, who started cycling since 2012, had won several encouraging achievements. One of them was to become a national champion in 2017. Even though at that time Tiara had suffered an injury in the right hand, even the injury she got, affected the following year.
There were concerns felt by Tiara in the injury because before competing in the Asian Games 2018, Tiara sometimes still feel the pain. However, thanks to the support of her closest family and people, Tiara was able to rise up to finally make a very prestigious achievement by winning the gold medal at the Asian Games 2018.
“Of course it feels very happy, especially my family who continues to provide support given my condition in March that experienced an accident during training camp in Malang and my fingers were broken,” Tiara said as quoted by bola.com.
Indonesia should be proud of what Tiara Andini Prastika has achieved. With enthusiasm, determination, and also her struggle, the injury that had hit her actually became a trigger to perform better.