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Balinese Woman to Participate in 2012 London Summer Paralympics


Bali will be proudly represented at the 2012 Summer Paralympics that will get underway in London August 29 – September 9, 2012.

First held in a seminal form in London in 1948 for returning WWII veterans, the Paralympic games is the world sporting championships for people suffering from physical disabilities. The organizers divide competing Paralympians into six categories: Amputees, cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, wheelchairs, visually impaired and Les Autres - for physically impaired athletes who do not fit into any of the previous five categories.

Representing Bali will be 22-year-old woman Nengah Widiasih from the village of Kubu in Karangasem, East Bali. From a poor family with four children, both Nengah and her brother Gede were afflicted with infantile polio.

In search of a life rich with opportunity, Nengah moved at the age of six years became a resident of the [Handicapped Child Development Foundation (YPAC)]  located in Jimbaran, South Bali.

Through the generosity of the YPAC, Nengah’s daily expenses were paid by the foundation with additional help from a Dutch organization called Bali Bundar during her middle school years.

Confined to a wheelchair, Nengah is now in her second year of high school.

Inspired and trained by her weight lifter brother I Gede Suantaka, also stricken with Poliomyelitis, Nengah Widiasih took up the sports of weightlifting. Despite her disabilities, her athletic prowess has brought her to Kuala Lumpur, Thailand and various locations in Indonesia. Competing in the 40 kg weight class, Nengah won bronze medal in 2008 in Thailand and Kuala Lumpur in 2009 at the Asian ParaGames.

In the 2011 at the Asian Paragames in Surakarta Nengah won gold by setting a new record in her weight class lifting 87 kilograms, surpassing the previous record by 2 kilograms.

Competing in the Malaysia Open Power lifting Championship in Kuala Lumpur in February 2012, she won a bronze metal.

Her competitive record placed Nengah on the six-member shortlist to compete in the 2012 London Summer Paralympics. In June, this proud young competitor was selected to be part of the six-person delegation of Indonesian athletes, the only member of the red and white team competing in the power-lifting category.

London be warned!

Nengah's coming your way on two wheels with arms strong enough to carry back home to Indonesia some gold.

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