Emilia Nova trains at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Arena in Central Jakarta on Friday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Indonesia's Champion Hurdler Makes Comeback From Injury

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

OCTOBER 19, 2019

Indonesia's champion hurdler Emilia Nova started training again at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Arena's Madya Stadium in Jakarta on Friday after months of absence through injury. 

The 24-year-old is preparing for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines with her long-time coach, Fitri "Ongky" Haryadi.

Two years ago at the SEA Games in Malaysia, Emil brought home a silver medal in the heptathlon. This year she wants to win the gold medal in her favorite event, the women's 100-meter hurdles.

Jakarta-born Emil's personal best in the individual event is 13.33 seconds, recorded when she finished second after South Korean champion Jung Hye-lim at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

Emilia Nova warms up with her comrades during training at GBK Sport Complex, in Central Jakarta on Friday (18/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Emilia Nova warming up. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Emilia Nova tries her first attempt in women
Emil's first attempt at the 100-meter hurdles after months of injury. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Coach Fitri Ongky Haryadi gives advice and direction to Emil during training at GBK Sport Complex in Central Jakarta on Friday (18/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
With her coach, Fitri 'Ongky' Haryadi. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Emilia Nova in action with her sparring partner at GBK Sport Complex in Central Jakarta on Friday (18/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Practising her start. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The 2018 Asian Games silver medalist seen on training at Madya Stadium, in GBK Sport Complex, Central Jakarta on Friday (18/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Clearing hurdles. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A reflection from Fitri Ongky Hardiyantos glasses when he gives some advices and explanations to Emilia Nova after training at Madya Stadium in GBK Sport Complex on Friday (18/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Coach Ongky gives his instructions. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Emilia Nova takes a break during training at Madya Stadium in GBK Sport Complex, Central Jakarta on Friday (18/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A well-deserved break. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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