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Hanik Hastuti


Close to 1,200 athletes from 10 South-east Asian nations are competing at the 8th Asean Para Games in Singapore. Get to know the foreign athletes better as The Straits Times picks out one every day.

Today: Hanik Hastuti, shooting (Indonesia)

Age: 19

Disability: Polio

Q Who is your favourite athlete and why?

A Cristiano Ronaldo - I read on the Internet that he shows compassion to those with disabilities.

Q Where was your last wefie taken?

A With my friends back home.

Q What is your impression of Singapore?

A I like it very much, along with the facilities in the Games Village at Marina Bay Sands. The people here are also very friendly.

Q What other para-sport do you want to watch this week and why?

A I don't really want to watch other sports, I just want to focus on both my events.

Q What is your favourite food back home?

A Sayur assam (a popular Indonesian tamarind dish).

Q Who is your hero and why?

A My grandfather is my hero. He has been taking care of me since I was young.

Q Do you have any pre-game ritual?

A I listen to Westlife's My Love because I like the tune and lyrics.

Q What is your wish for the APG?

A To win a gold (she took bronze in 10m air rifle standing SH1 ).

Q What would be your dream job if you were not an athlete?

A I would like to be a fashion designer and use multimedia tools.

Q What other sport would you consider doing if not for shooting?

A Athletics. I participated in it till three months ago.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 09, 2015, with the headline 'Hanik Hastuti'. Print Edition | Subscribe