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Martin Losu (also Marthin Losu, born 15 March 1987) is an Indonesian athlete. He may compete for the country at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London.
Losu was born in Pekanbaru on 15 March 1987. He competes in the T46 events, defined by the International Paralympic Committee as encompassing "athletes with unilateral upper limb impairment" meeting specific standards, impaired upper limb range of motion, or "impaired upper limb muscle power", as well as athletes with bilateral impairment meeting certain criteria.
In 2008 Losu was studying at Lancang Kuning University. At the 2008 National Athletics Competition for the Disabled (Pekan Olahraga Cacat Nasional), he won two gold medals. He followed this with three golds at the 2008 ASEAN ParaGames in Thailand. For these accomplishments, he received a scholarship from the government of Riau. That year he took a position as an athletics trainer for the provincial government's Department of Youth and Sports.
Losu spent six months training in Riau for the 2009 ASEAN ParaGames in Malaysia, which was unsubsidised by the government. At the Games he won a silver medal, for which he received a financial reward from the government of Riau. At the 2011 ASEAN ParaGames in Surakarta, he competed in the 100-metre, 200-metre, 400-metre, 4x100-metre, and 4x400-metre events. Losu set a new regional record for the T46 200-metre race with a time of 23.05 seconds, as well as a regional record for the T46 100-metre race with a time of 11.14 seconds.
In June 2012 he began training to represent Indonesia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, together with two other athletics competitors (including Setyo Budi Hartanto), a powerlifter, a swimmer, and a table tennis player. As of 16 July 2012[update] Losu is awaiting confirmation for who will represent Indonesia at athletics; Ni Nengah Widiasih (powerlifting), David Jacobs (table tennis), and Agus Ngaimin (swimming) have already been confirmed.
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- The Jakarta Post 2011, More new records.
- Tweedy 2010, Research Report.
- Gov. of Riau 2009, Olahragawan/Mantan Olahragawan.
- Rejeki 2009, Berlatih dengan Biaya Sendiri.
- Gov. of Riau 2009, Atlit Popcanas Riau.
- Media Indonesia 2011, Marthin Losu.
- The Jakarta Post 2011, More records.
- Afriatni 2012, Indonesia to Send.
- Antara 2012, NPC Pertanyakan SK.
- Afriatni, Ami (21 May 2012). "Indonesia to Send Fewer Athletes to London Paralympics Than Hoped". The Jakarta Globe. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- "Atlit Popcanas Riau dan Atlit Penyandang Cacat Riau Berprestasi terima Sagu hati dan Penghargaan." [POPCANAS and Disabled Athletes from Riau Receive Awards] (in Indonesian). Government of Riau. 25 November 2009. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- "Marthin Losu Akan Gunakan Bonus untuk Lunasi Rumah" [Marthin Losu Will Use His Bonus to Pay for a Home]. Media Indonesia (in Indonesian). 17 December 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- "More new records set in track and field, pool". The Jakarta Post. 19 December 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- "More records broken at pool". The Jakarta Post. 18 December 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- "NPC Pertanyakan SK Pelatnas Paralympic" [NPC Awaits Letter from National Paralympics Trainer]. Antara (in Indonesian). 16 July 2012. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- "Olahragawan/Mantan Olahragawan dan Pelatih Berprestasi Riau terima Rumah, Beasiswa dan Sagu Hati." [Skilled Athletes/Ex-Athletes and Trainers from Riau Receive Homes, Scholarships, and Awards] (in Indonesian). Government of Riau. 19 November 2009. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- "Pengumuman Nomor 871 / DISPORA / 1372" [Announcement Number 871 / DISPORA / 1372] (in Indonesian). Government of Riau. 13 December 2008. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- Rejeki, Sri (11 August 2009). "Berlatih dengan Biaya Sendiri, Atlet Penyandang Cacat Tetap Semangat" [Even Paying for Themselves, Disabled Athletes are Full of Spirit]. Kompas (in Indonesian). Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- Tweedy, Sean (16 July 2010). "Research Report – IPC Athletics Classification Project for Physical Impairments" (PDF). Australia: International Paralympic Committee. p. 43. Retrieved 19 November 2011.