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Elsa Manora Nasution

Elsa Manora Nasution (born 25 October 1977) is an Indonesian former swimmer, who specialized in backstroke events.[1] She represented Indonesia at the 2000 Summer Olympics, and later captured a bronze medal in the 100 m backstroke at the 2003 Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam. She is also a third eldest sister of Muhammad Akbar Nasution, an elite breaststroke and medley swimmer, who competed with her at the Olympics as part of the Indonesian squad.[2][3] Nasution is divorced from her husband Ricky Subagja, a prominent badminton player and 1996 Olympic doubles champion.[4]

Elsa Manora Nasution
Personal information
Full nameElsa Manora Nasution
National team Indonesia
Born (1977-10-25) 25 October 1977 (age 42)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Ricky Subagja
(m. 2000; div. 2006)

Dicky (m. 2007)

Nasution competed only in the women's 100 m backstroke at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. She achieved a FINA B-cut of 1:05.69 from the Asian Championships in Busan, South Korea.[5][6] She challenged seven other swimmers in heat two, including teenagers Sherry Tsai of Hong Kong (aged 17) and Kuan Chia-hsien of Chinese Taipei. Keeping her pace from the start, she shared a fifth seed with Uruguay's Serrana Fernández in a matching time of 1:06.57, almost a full second below her entry standard. Nasution failed to advance into the semifinals, as she placed thirty-eighth overall in the prelims.[7][8]

At the 2003 Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, Nasution earned a bronze medal in the 100 m backstroke with a time of 1:07.38, finishing over two body lengths behind defending champion Chonlathorn Vorathamrong of Thailand.[9]


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  3. ^ "Swimmers to train in Bali for Olympics". Jakarta: The Jakarta Post. 27 August 1999. Archived from the original on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Rexy to coach English team starting in 2001". Jakarta: The Jakarta Post. 19 October 2000. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Swimming – Women's 100m Backstroke Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  6. ^ "More swimmers eye Olympics". Jakarta: The Jakarta Post. 2 June 2000. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 100m Backstroke Heat 2" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 287. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Dolan breaks own world mark in 400 IM". 17 September 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Singaporean swimmer clinches 13th SEA Games gold" (PDF). Yangon: New Light of Myanmar. 10 December 2003. Retrieved 17 June 2013.