At the age of four, Ni Negah Widiasih lost use of her legs at age four due to polio. In Rio she made history, becoming Indonesia's first Paralympic powerlifting medalist. Ni Negah is a firm believer that 'You were born to stand out, to be appreciated and loved for who you are.' According to her, her journey to Tokyo is thanks to the unwavering support of her family and friends. Despite her unique set of challenges, Ni Negah is determined to go for the gold while rolling with the punches. I spoke with her with the support of a translator, Rea Candra if any when there where times when she preferred to speak in Indonesian.
Contributing experts include Carol Pandak, Rotary’s Director of PolioPlus; Rea Candra, Translator