LILIES HANDAYANI, NURFITRIYANA SAIMAN & KUSUMA WARDHANI

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Born: April 15, 1965, Surabaya, March 7, 1962, Jakarta and Fe­bru­ary 20, 1964, Makas­sar re­spec­tively

This trio won In­done­sia’s first ever Olympic medal: a sil­ver in women’s team archery at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. In­done­sia had first par­tic­i­pated in the Olympics in 1952 but had to wait for 36 years to taste suc­cess. Lilies, Yana and Kusuma be­came un­of­fi­cial na­tional he­roes. They at­trib­uted their suc­cess to long prac­tice and good coach­ing. Lilies later be­came a coach and opened an archery school in Surabaya. Yana also be­came a coach, while Kusuma headed the Ed­u­ca­tion, Youth and Sports Of­fice of Bali. The three were the sub­ject of a 2016 biopic, 3 Srikandi (3 Hero­ines), which verges into soap opera schmaltz in por­tray­ing the strug­gles and dreams of In­done­sian fe­male ath­letes in the 1980s.

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