Thu, 05 Oct 2000

Indriyani, Winarni cheered at hometown

BANDARLAMPUNG, Lampung (JP): Thousands of people in Tanggamus, Lampung, stood along the road Wednesday to cheer local heroines Sri Indriyani and Winarni, who won bronzes in the just-concluded Olympic Games.

Both weightlifters were greeted officially by Tanggamus regent Achmad Syah Putra before being paraded along the 10-km road.

"Due to their achievements, not just nationally but internationally, we will give special rewards for them and I promise that the rewards will be handed over soon," Achmad said, as quoted by Antara. (yan)