Thus, he’s entitled to the medal.
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesian sprinter Saptoyogo Purnomo admitted to not having anticipated to bag a bronze medal within the males’s 100 meters operating occasion within the T37 class on the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
“Successful the bronze medal is a shock. Initially, I used to be solely focusing on to interrupt my private report. Nonetheless, I’m grateful to have been in a position to safe the medal,” Purnomo famous in an official assertion acquired right here on Friday.
The sprinter completed third, clocking a time of 11.31 seconds, within the occasion’s remaining held on the Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, at 19:25 Japan Customary Time.
In the meantime, the gold medal was pocketed by American athlete Nick Mayhugh, with a recorded time of 10.95 seconds, whereas Andrei Vdovin from the Russian Olympic Committee secured a silver medal, with a time of 11.18 seconds.
Shortly after crossing the end line, Purnomo, who couldn’t comprise his pleasure, instantly shouted with pleasure on realizing that he had bagged a bronze medal.
“I’m grateful for the help of all Indonesian individuals, the president, youth and sports activities minister, Nationwide Paralympic Committee, and coach,” he acknowledged.
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Purnomo’s coach, Slamet Widodo, additionally lauded the athlete’s success.
“For the reason that 2020 Paralympics was pushed again to this 12 months, Purnomo managed to arrange higher,” he acknowledged.
In response to Widodo, the 23-year-old sprinter had all the time remained disciplined and labored arduous to finish all his trainings.
“Thus, he’s entitled to the medal,” he affirmed.
Purnomo’s achievement added the second medal to the Indonesian contingent on the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Earlier, Indonesia had received a silver medal from Ni Nengah Widiasih within the powerlifting sport within the 41-kg class.
Purnomo nonetheless has the chance to bag one other medal, as he’ll compete within the males’s T37 200 meters operating remaining occasion on September 4, 2021.
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