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TIWA Tiwa
Sport Para athletics
NPC Indonesia   
GenderWomen
Age25
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
F20, T20
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first started competing at provincial level in 2014.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to take up athletics by a coach who lived in her neighbourhood.
General Interest
Other information
UNEXPECTED SHOT PUT MEDAL
She specialises in the 1500m and 400m events, but was asked to compete in the shot put [F20] at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia to accompany Indonesian shot putter Suparniyati, who did not want to throw without a fellow Indonesian in the event. Tiwa ended up winning a bronze medal in the shot put, while Suparniyati won gold. "I was there for Suparniyati because she did not want to participate without me. I had spent 10 months training for my sprint events, but there were not many shot put sessions for me." (gatra.com, 09 Oct 2018; asiangames.tempo.co, 08 Oct 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 Shot Put F20 6.44
5 2018 400m T20 1:04.58
4 2018 1500m T20 5:22.94