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Lukman Niode on duty for the Indonesian Olympic Committee. © Laurentino Guterres, Timor-Leste NOC

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Indonesian sport mourns Olympian Lukman Niode, 56

Date : 17 Apr 2020

Jakarta, Indonesia, April 17, 2020: Indonesian sport was in mourning on Friday when Olympia Lukman Niode passed away in hospital in Jakarta after a short illness. He was 56.

Youth and Sports Ministry secretary Gatot S. Dewa Broto confirmed the death of the former swimmer, reports The Jakarta Post.

“We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of Lukman Niode, who was one of our prominent athletes in the swimming field,” Gatot said on Friday.

Lukman was a gold medalists at the 1983 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore and participated in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Following his retirement from the sport he became an official at the National Sports Council (KONI).

KONI head Marciano Norman expressed his condolences.

“Indonesia has lost one of its greatest swimming athletes who changed our history thanks to his excellent achievements,” Marciano said in a written statement received by The Jakarta Post on Friday.

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