Raised by athletes, archery by her mum and martial arts by her dad, Nisa first drew her bow at 7 years old. Since then, she’s won many accolades in the recurve event—including two golds and one silver medal at the 2017 SEA Games, and one gold, one silver and one bronze at the 2016 Indonesia’s National Sports Week—belying her tender age of 21.
Liliyana, partnering with Tontowi Ahmad, is a favourite in the mixed-doubles badminton as proven by records of one gold and one silver medal in the 2016 Olympic Games, and three All England titles from 2012-2014—ranking them as the world’s number 3 in mixed-doubles. With news of her retirement at the end 2018, fans and rivals alike are looking forward to their performances this year.
Winning gold medals at the taijijian number of SEA Games 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017, and forging ahead even with a knee injury overshadowing her, has proven Lindswell’s mettle as “Southeast Asia’s Queen of Wushu”. She is now aiming for gold at the upcoming Asian Games, following a silver medal at the 2014 Games in Incheon, South Korea, before giving way to younger wushu athletes.
Maria Natalia Londa
A track-and-field athlete specialising in the long and triple jumps, Maria is looking forward to defending Indonesia’s gold in the long jump at this year’s Asian Games following her gold at the 2014 Games. Other achievements earned by the flag-bearer in the 2016 Olympics Games are two gold medals at both jumps during 2013 and 2015 SEA Games, and two silvers at the 2017 Games.
Aldila Indriati, Alisa Nabilla, Nadia Pramanik, Novi Novipang, Sharon Limansantoso, Tannya Roumimper and Putty Armein
Soon facing Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea, three of the world’s five best teams, in the coming games, Indonesia’s bowling team is now hard practicing in the United States. The team earned six medals in last year’s SEA Games with Tannya and Sharon winning the gold in the women’s doubles category followed by two silvers and three bronzes achieved by the rest of the team.