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Mixed Tears: After Winning Gold, Indonesian Wushu Athlete Receives News of Father's Death



Winning the golds for men's Gunshu and Daoshu events of Wushu yesterday came as a bittersweet moment for Indonesian Edgar Xavier Marvelo.

Indonesian wushu athlete Edgar Xavier Marvelo wins gold at the 2019 SEA Games in Manila on Tuesday. (Source: Facebook/2019 SEA Games)

People in his team were in tears after his victory and those were not just tears of joy. Edgar's father died while he was competing in the event and he was only informed about it after winning the gold, bringing him to tears.


Despite grieving on the death of his father, Indonesia's Wushu athlete, Edgar Xavier Marvelo managed to maintain a strong performance by snatching another gold medal in individual Taolu Daoshu/Goshu number and group Dullian number, giving him 2 gold medals in total.

Indonesian wushu athlete Edgar Xavier Marvelo moments after receiving the news of his father's passing at the 2019 SEA Games in Manila on Tuesday. (Source: Facebook/2019 SEA Games)

Indonesian wushu athlete Edgar Xavier Marvelo bit his gold medal after winning the men's Wushu Gunshu match at the World Trade Center Building in Manila on Tuesday during the 2019 SEA Games.


Edgar top-scored in the event with 9.68, winning gold over his rivals, Singaporean Si Wei Jowen L. and Vietnam's Xuan Hiep Tran.

Indonesian wushu athlete Edgar Xavier Marvelo on the podium at the 2019 SEA Games in Manila on Tuesday. (Antara Photo/Nyoman Budhiana)

He dedicates his gold medal to his country and to his father. 🇮🇩

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Source: Facebook/2019 SEA Games

32 comments:

  1. Condolence to u and ur family
    Time will heal God have mercy

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  2. Condolence on your father's passing. And congratulations on your golds. I'm wondering if your a Muslim or a Christian. Edgar Xavier Marcelo sounds the latter. But no matter, God is good to you. May He bless you more.

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  3. Turut berdukacita buat kepergian ayahanda tercinta edgar..keluarga yang ditinggalkan diberi ketabahan dan keliatan..says bangga edgar telah mengharumkan nama bangsa Indonesia sekaligus buat ayah tercinta edgar..selamat Jalan ayah edgar tercinta..

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  4. Your dad is watching you right now and he sure is very proud of you..

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  5. Deep condolences for your father, may he rest in peace. and congratulations for achieving the gold medal 💕

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  6. Condolence to him and to his family.

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  7. Baby your dad's your angel. He's watching and guiding you. Always take care.

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  8. Condolence to you and your family

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  9. My Deepest Condolence bebe😭😭😢

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  10. My deepest condolences, may his soul rest in eternal peace! Be strong and god bless!

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  11. Condolence :(

    -from Philippines

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  12. Condolence baby! That's quite sad to hear. You've fight with your best. Hope you for faster healing and acceptance.

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  13. Condolence ... thanks for showing your talent here in Pinas.

    -from Philippines

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  14. Condolence po kuya...(brother)

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  15. Condolence to your family...God bless

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  16. Condolence to your Family. Im sure your father is very proud of you.

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  17. condolences bro and congrats for the win

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