Seila Waimuri, a Heroine of Papua in Weightlifting

goodmorningpapua.com – Not birth from a family with a sports background, it doesn’t hinder to Seila Waimuri’s passion to become an athlete.

She has even transformed into a great Papuan heroine who excels in weightlifting.

Seila Waimuri, born in Jayapura, November 30, 1989. She is descent of Serui – Manado. Seila took her elementary school education in Manado, then moved to Jayapura with her parents, and then finished her high school education in Manado.

Since junior high school, Seila has been interested in the world of sports. Even though the sport she chose was the opposite of women’s, she didn’t feel inferior being a lifter.

In fact, Seila was not wrong in choosing weightlifting. There she got many achievements, one of which was at the National Championship in Riau, where she achieved his first gold medal.

When making her debut at the National Sports Week (PON) in West Java in 2016, Seila presented a bronze medal for the Papuan contingent.

PON XX in Papua will be the second PON for Seila. She is not grandiose. Instead, she wants to return to present a medal for the Land of Papua in the number 84 kg.

“As for the gold medal coach’s target, I’m optimistic. Notes in West Java 2016 ago, I have passed. The preparations for now are complete, all targets are in the hands of the coach. For less than 2 months of preparation, it’s just a matter of finalizing it to get the best achievement in PON XX,” she said.

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A Papuan weightlifting and heavy tlifting trainer, Ibrahim, admitted that the presence of Seila Waimuri in his team gave him an opportunity to win a medal.

Ibrahim said, Seila has a great potential to win the gold medal in the 84 kg number. The reason is that he assesses that his team of foster children has matched the gold medal winners at PON XIX West Java.

Seila Waimuri won a bronze medal at PON XIX West Java with a total weight of 560 kg. Her toughest rival is a lifter from Riau, Sri Rahayu who lifts a total load of 630 kg.

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