Hanik Puji Hastuti
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Psychology - Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta: Indonesia
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She competed in Para athletics for three years before taking up shooting Para sport in 2015.
Why this sport?
"I had the experience of being underestimated. So I wanted to progress to show people what I was able to achieve. This [taking up Para sports] might be the answer. Shooting taught me about patience and how to control emotion. It demands full presence of my heart and mind."
Club / Team
Central Java: Indonesia
Name of coach
Nasrudin [club], INA; Aris Haryadi [national], INA
She injured her right hand while training for wheelchair racing ahead of the 2016 National Paralympic Week in West Java, Indonesia. She went on to win gold in the T53 200m at the event. (bola.com, 20 Oct 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"We have to be patient and focus. The greatest difficulty is to win against yourself, not other people." (NET Biro Yogyakarta YouTube channel, 07 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
She was Indonesia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (merdeka.com, 26 Aug 2021; harianhaluan.com, 24 Aug 2021)
She has competed in wheelchair racing [T53 200m] at national level in Indonesia. (bola.com, 20 Oct 2016)
To compete at the 2022 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. (olahraga.skor.id, 30 Aug 2021)
She was born with an impairment to her legs. (bola.com, 20 Oct 2016)