Juana Wangsa Putri

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Juana Wangsa Putri
Personal information
Full nameJuana Wangsa Putri
Born (1977-02-13) 13 February 1977 (age 45)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Height1.64 m (5 ft 4+12 in)
Weight49 kg (108 lb)
Event(s)49 kg
Medal record
Women's taekwondo
Representing  Indonesia
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Bangkok 51 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Busan 51 kg
Asian Championships
Silver medal – second place 2002 Amman 51 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Ho Chi Minh 47 kg

Juana Wangsa Putri (born February 13, 1977) is an Indonesian taekwondo practitioner, who competed in the women's flyweight category.[1] She claimed a silver medal in the 51 kg category at the 2002 Asian Taekwondo Championships in Amman, Jordan, bronze medals at two consecutive Asian Games (1998 and 2002), and represented Indonesia in two editions of the Olympic Games (2000 and 2004).[2]

Putri became the first Indonesian taekwondo athlete to officially debut at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where she competed in the women's flyweight class (49 kg). She moved directly into the quarterfinals with a first round bye, but fell in a 2–7 defeat to Denmark's Hanne Høgh Poulsen.[3][4]

When South Korea hosted the 2002 Asian Games held in Busan, Putri secured Indonesia's only bronze medal in the sport, after she was beaten by Thailand's Yaowapa Boorapolchai in the semifinal of the women's 51 kg division. She added this accolade to her previous bronze at the 1998 Asian Games and a silver from the Asian Championships a few months earlier.[5][6]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Putri qualified for her second Indonesian appearance in the women's flyweight class (49 kg). Earlier in the process, she edged out Venezuela's Dalia Contreras in the final to earn a gold medal and secure a place on the Indonesian team at the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Paris, France.[2][7][8] Putri failed to improve her Olympic feat from Sydney, after being defeated by Colombia's Gladys Mora on a referee decision in her opening match that ended in a 2–2 draw. With her Colombian opponent losing the quarterfinals to Taiwan (competing under the Chinese Taipei banner)'s eventual gold medalist Chen Shih-hsin, Putri was unable to proceed into the repechage bracket for an Olympic bronze medal.[9][10]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Juana Wangsa Putri". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b Komandjaja, Eva (5 August 2004). "No Olympics TV upsets RI athletes". Jakarta: The Jakarta Post. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Sydney 2000: Taekwondo – Women's Flyweight (49kg)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 47–51. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  4. ^ "No more medals for Indonesia as Juana crashes". Jakarta: The Jakarta Post. 28 September 2000. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  5. ^ "15th Asian Taekwondo Championships: List of Medal Winners". WTF. 26 April 2002. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  6. ^ Santosa, Novan Iman (12 October 2002). "Poor performance by Indonesia's martial artists". Busan: The Jakarta Post. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Athens 2004: Taekwondo – Women's Entry List by NOC" (PDF). Athens 2004. LA84 Foundation. pp. 5–7. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Juana Wangsa Lolos ke Olimpiade" [Juana Wangsa qualifies for the Olympics] (in Indonesian). Cahaya Bagi Negeri. 8 December 2003. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Taekwondo – Women's Flyweight (49kg/108lbs) Round of 16". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 12 August 2004. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  10. ^ "Juana Wangsa Putri Menangis Setelah Tersingkir" [Juana Wangsa Putri burst to tears after elimination] (in Indonesian). Tempo. 27 August 2004. Retrieved 13 January 2015.

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