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Jaenal Aripin

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Family
Wife Pupung, son Arjuna, daughter Shakila
Residence
Bandung, INA
Occupation
Public Servant
Languages
English, Indonesian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 20 in Bandung, Indonesia. He began racing competitively at the 2014 West Java Paralympics Week in Bekasi, Indonesia.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport as a part of his rehabilitation. "I was invited to a field where there were people racing on wheelchairs and I was eventually asked to join them. Running was my hobby anyway, so it was all fun."
Name of coach
Slamet Widodo [national], INA

General interest

Hobbies
Sports, cars. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T54 200m and a bronze medal in the mixed universal relay at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family, and coach Abdul Aziz. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Muhammad Ali. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never be fixated on your shortcomings. Always be positive." (bola.com, 04 Oct 2018)
Awards and honours
He received a sporting achievement award at the 2020 National Sports Day in Surakarta, Indonesia. (Waspada, 24 Sep 2020)
Impairment
Both of his legs were amputated due to a motorcycle accident in 2006. (CNN Indonesia YouTube channel, 30 Jan 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a civil servant at the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia. (Facebook profile, 09 Nov 2020)