Long distance running athlete Team Indonesia Triyaningsih said, he was very grateful to have participated in the 2012 Olympics in London. According to him, competing in the world level championship is able to provide valuable experience that is very useful in his career.
Triyaningsih said, at that time he inevitably had to compete with a row of world top level athletes, and failed to finish at the forefront.
Triyaningsih competed at the 2012 London Olympics, through marathon numbers. At that time, he was only 25 years old. Triyaningsih recalled that the marathon route at the 2012 London Olympics was very interesting, because it passed through various historic sites in the UK. But, due to weather factors in the State of Queen Elizabeth which is easy to change, so it becomes a barrier for him to be able to compete.
“I can compete against all the elite athletes of the world. Moreover, its location in London is very good and we pass through their historic sites. For example Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben hours, and others so exciting,” Triyaningsih said as quoted by bola.com
“At that time the route turned six times and when in London the weather was difficult to guess, sometimes it rained, it stopped, and it was windy.
So when my clothes were wet, dry again, and many did not finish because the weather was extreme, “said Triyaningsih.
According to the athlete, who is now 32 years old, body posture is actually not a problem in the world level marathon running competition. Triyaningsing who has a 147 cm posture, does not feel at all obstructed from the side of the posture.
“In the posture there is indeed a slight difference. However, I don’t mind it because the important thing is to focus on training and indeed there are special tricks for short athletes, which must have strong endurance,” Triyaningsih said.
In the match, Triyaningsih finally ended the race by finishing in 84th place, with a time of 2 hours 41.15 minutes. The London Olympics itself was the only arena Triyaningsih participated in the most elite sporting event on earth.
Failure to achieve gold achievements in the Olympics, does not mean that Triyaningsih lacks achievement. Because he is known as the best running athlete Red and White has ever had.
One of them is at the level of the SEA Games. In five editions of the Southeast Asian Games that Triyaningsih had participated in. He was able to bring home 10 gold medals.
Triyaningsih’s success at the SEA Games was achieved from three race numbers. 5000 meters, 10,000 meters and marathons. One of Triyaningsih’s best achievements was at the 2011 SEA Games, successfully winning three gold medals from the three numbers.