Last Updated: 12 Dec, 2022 | Views: 250
Profession: Sports Men
Other Profession(s): Archery
Donald Pandiangan was one of the great archers born on December 12, 1945. He died due to a stroke on August 20, 2008. His home country was Indonesia, where he played archery. During the Summer Olympics of 1976 and 1984, he participated. A four-time winner of the Sea Games, he earned the nickname Indonesian Robin Hood.
Pandiangan coached a 1988 Olympic archery team that won a silver medal during his lifetime.
Donald Pandiangan won 20+ gold medals at SEA Games for using his bows and arrows.
Financial difficulties prevented Pandiangan from graduating from college as an engineer. A set of archery equipment changed Pandiangan's life after working for a transportation company.
Although Pandiangan started his sports career at 25, Donald Pandiangan became devoted to the sport and never stopped training.
It was three years later that Donald Pandiangan won his first gold medal at the VIII National Sports Week of 1973 in Surabaya. He broke the world record at the 1977 PON IX in Jakarta for the Recurve 70m number four years later.
The SEA Games were won by Pandiangan many times between 1977 and 1987.
The following year, he became the coach of the women's archery team at the Seoul Summer Olympics.
After being treated for a stroke at the Cikini Hospital in Jakarta on August 17, 2008, Donald Pandiangan, 63, died on August 20, 2008.