NI NENGAH WIDIASIH

The Paralympic powerlifter who holds the hopes of enhancing accessibility

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Her Sport Impossible

Ni Nengah took up weightlifting at the age of 14, and using the basic facilities available to her, began her long journey to victory. Her first major success came in 2008, when she won bronze at the ASEAN Para Games. She has since gone on to win gold at the 2011 ASEAN Para Games, silver at the 2014 Asian Para Games and a bronze at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

“Whenever failure occurs, don't just stop trying. If you falldown, get back up and try again.”

Her Social Impossible

Making it to The Paralympic Games is a long, tough journey for any athlete. But few have overcome as many challenges as Ni Nengah. At just 3, she was diagnosed with polio and at 11, became separated by her family when she went to live in a special care facility for disabled children. Like a true champion, she was not going to let the impossible stand in her way. She is now aiming, together with Toyota, to pave the way for the disabled, and improve accessibility in Indonesia.

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