LINDSWELL KWOK

WUSHU ATH­LETE

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Born: Septem­ber 24, 1991 From: Medan, North Su­ma­tra

Wushu means “mar­tial arts” in Chi­nese. It has many forms, from kungfu to tai-chi. Lindswell com­petes in two di­vi­sions of wushu: Tai­ji­jian (which in­volves grace­ful, chore­ographed tai-chi ex­er­cise move­ments and jumps) and Tai­ji­quan ( like tai-chi but while hold­ing a sword). So don’t ex­pect to see Lindswell beat­ing up op­po­nents. Com­peti­tors per­form solo, wear­ing el­e­gant Chi­nese-style py­ja­mas. A dar­ling of the beauty-ob­sessed In­done­sian me­dia, Lindswell won her first gold medal at the World Wushu Cham­pi­onships in Toronto in 2009 and most re­cently won gold at the 2017 cham­pi­onships in Rus­sia af­ter over­com­ing in­juries. She won a sil­ver medal in the 2009 SEA Games and then won gold at ev­ery SEA Games from 2011 to 2017, mak­ing her one of In­done­sia’s most con­sis­tent gold medal­lists of all-time. Af­ter miss­ing out on gold at the 2014 Asian Games, she is de­ter­mined to win in Jakarta in 2018. She says her tough­est op­po­nent is al­ways her­self, so good men­tal prepa­ra­tion is just as im­por­tant as phys­i­cal train­ing.

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