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PURBA Nurtani
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Indonesia   
Place of BirthMedan, INA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Husband Ali Arfat, son Muhammad Tengku Sahdi, daughters Rani Aryanti Mawadah and Liza Mulyana.
Medan, INA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting at age 26 in Medan, Indonesia.
Why this sport?
"A friend invited me to attend a sewing course, where I met a lot of people with an impairment. I was very motivated because it was the first time I did not feel lonely. One thing led to another, and I was introduced to [Indonesian Para powerlifter] Anto Boy, who encouraged me to take up the sport. At first I hesitated because I thought it was a sport for men. Then an [Indonesian NPC] official came to me and said that I had the perfect arms for lifting weights. So I tried it out for a few months, and have never stopped since then."
Club / Team
North Sumatra: Indonesia
Name of coach
Coni Ruswanto [national], INA
General Interest
Nur (, 10 Oct 2018)
Famous relatives
Her husband Ali has competed in Para powerlifting at provincial level in Indonesia. (, 01 Jan 2015)
To compete at the 2020 ASEAN Para Games in the Philippines, and the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 06 Feb 2019;, 10 Oct 2018)
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 73kg 110.0
11 2019 73kg 100.0
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 73kg 115