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Indonesian female weightlifting Olympic medalist dies aged 43


Jakarta, IO – Lisa Rumbewas, a high-achieving Indonesian female weightlifter, died at the age of 43. She breathed his last breath at Jayapura District Hospital, Papua, at around 3am WIT, Sunday (14/1).

She was born on September 10, 1980 in Jayapura, with the full name Raema Lisa Rumbewas. She was said to be suffering from epilepsy and was hospitalized, per Kompas, Mon (15/1).

Lisa was born and raised in a family of athletes. Her father, Levi Rumbewas, was once Indonesia’s best bodybuilder. Her mother, Ida Korwa, was also a weightlifter who later became Lisa’s mentor. Her family is famed as the pioneer of weightlifting in Papua.

Lisa was introduced to the world of weightlifting when she was just 11 years old. During her career, Lisa has made many achievements and made Indonesia proud on the global stage.

Lisa’s achievements started since her debut at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. At that time, Lisa won a bronze medal in the 48 kg class, per CNBC Indonesia.

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After that, Lisa achieved a number of impressive achievements, namely a silver medal in the 53kg class at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Then she won another bronze medal in the same class at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Her other achievements include a gold medal at the 2009 SEA Games in the 58 kg class, silver at the 2001 SEA Games, and bronze at the 2003 SEA Games. Most recently, she won a bronze medal in the 48 kg class at the 2022 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea. (un)


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