Born: September 10, 1980 From: Jayapura, Papua Height: 149 cm
Women’s weightlifting was introduced as an Olympic sport at the Sydney 2000 Games. Lisa Rumbewas was among 85 female contestants from 47 countries. In the 48kg division, she tied with American Tara Nott but failed to make one attempted lift, so had to settle for the silver medal. It was Indonesia’s first weightlifting medal. Lisa won another silver medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, competing in the women's 53kg category and lifting 210kg in total. She also won a silver medal at the 2006 World Weightlifting Championships in Santo Domingo. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she won a bronze medal. She finally won gold when competing in the 58kg division at the 2009 SEA Games in Vientiane, Laos. She was coached by her mother, Ida Korwa.