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Indonesia aiming to be weightlifting giant

Nation wants to increase medal haul at Asian and Olympic Games by modernising the old-fashioned sport

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Young weightlifters training at the famous "elephant club" in Pringsewu include Nur Vinatasari (above), 15, who won silver at the World Youth Championships in October.

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Young weightlifters training at the famous "elephant club" in Pringsewu include Nur Vinatasari, 15, who won silver at the World Youth Championships in October.

Pringsewu, Indonesia

INSIDE a spartan weightlifting gym in Indonesia, teenagers chalk their hands, grit their teeth and thrust faded metal barbells above their heads, hopeful of Olympic glory.

Many of Indonesia's sporting legends were bred in small-town clubs, whipped into shape by

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