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INDONESIAN WOMAN, 01-11-2015
Young, talented and has a myriad of achievements. This has made the International Archery Champion Athlete, Dellie Threesyadinda becomes one of the nation's assets.Gold medalist at last year's SEA Games in Myanmar, said one’s patience will be more formed the longer one’s practicing archery.The pretty athlete who is often called Dinda has already presented many awards from various International championships to Indonesia.
Dellie Threesyadinda fell in love with the world of archery since the age of seven. She was introduced to the sport by her mother who is also an archery athlete. In fact, Dinda's mother, was an archery athlete who managed to win the silver medal for Indonesia at the 1988 Olympics.
Whe she was little, her mother often took her to practice, and Dinda became interested in archery. With age, her interest grew. This made her mother decided to train Dinda to become a professional athlete in archery.
Six months after starting to practice, Dellie Threesyadinda fllowed her first archery championship. Now, Dinda is one of female archery national athletes who has won various competitions at home and abroad.
In 2012, Dinda won two gold medals, and one gold and one silver medal in the SEA Games in 2013. Other awards came from another competition, a silver medal at the World Archery Championships in England.
According to Dellie Threesyadinda archery is not just a regular sport. But it deals also with feelings that requires the ability to resist to control one’s emotions, practices concentration to be focused when aiming the arrow right to the target.Just a little bit nervous, do not expect to be right on target. Conversely, if you are calm, with high concentration, and not too much thought, it would be a point which helps the accuracy on target.According Dinda there is an irreplaceable exctement then . Therefore, if a person has chosen archery, it will be difficult to let go.
The most interesting experience for Dinda as an archery athlete is when she had to compete against her mother in the Asian Grand Prix in 2007 in Iran.At that time, athletes from other countries have fallen except those from Indonesia. So, inevitably Dinda had to fight over the gold and silver medals with a fellow Indonesian athletes, namely, her mother.
But then she lost to her mother who acquired gold and Dinda just got a silver. Another interesting experience was when she took part in the 2007 world cup in England. She teamed up with her mother and her aunt,Lilies Herliati. The team got the bronze.
Dellie Threesyadinda career in the world of archery is not without obstacles.. In archery there are two divisions, namely compound and recurve. At first Dinda was in recurve division. But in 2005 something happened that made her move to compound division. When she was to follow the national training for Sea Games 2005 in Korea she was considered as underdog. Dinda could not accept it. Finally she decided to return home to Indonesia by herself with only 100 dollars to her name and a plane ticket. Arriving home,her father asked Dinda to move to compound division for sake of her career development. Initially Dinda was eluctant . After a long debate Dinda finally was willing to switch and her performance began to improve again.