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Atmaji Priambodo

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Sragen, INA
Occupation
Public Servant
Languages
Indonesian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first joined the Para powerlifting national training programme in 2009 in Solo, Indonesia.
Why this sport?
He was selling newspapers in front of a gym in Sragen, Indonesia, when he saw some people with an impairment working out. "In the beginning, I was really shy to join them. They were practising powerlifting. They laid down, lifted the barbell, and screamed. I thought they were mad at something, but it looked fun. Eventually I joined them."
Club / Team
Central Java: Indonesia
Name of coach
Yanu Tri Wibowo [club], INA; Coni Ruswanta [national], INA

General interest

Nicknames
Aji (kumparan.com, 09 Oct 2018)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness as a baby. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019; kumparan.com, 09 Oct 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works for the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs in Indonesia. "I would never have imagined that a person with an impairment like me could win medals, let alone be a public servant. I won't have to worry about how to make ends meet. My country has taken good care of me so that I can focus on practising [sport]." (kemenpora.go.id, 08 Jan 2020; kumparan.com, 09 Oct 2018; Facebook profile, 17 Dec 2017)