IRFANALUTHFI Rifda
Indonesia
INA
Title
Ms
Lastname
IRFANALUTHFI
Firstname
Rifda
Gender
female
Country
Indonesia
Place of birth
Jakarta
Year of birth
1999 (24 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Hobbies
Cycling, listening to K-pop music. (Metro TV News YouTube channel, 28 May 2022; Facebook profile, 05 Jun 2021)
Occupation
Athlete, Public Servant
Education
Coaching, Sports Science - State University of Jakarta: Indonesia
Spoken languages
English, Indonesian
Club
DKI Jakarta: Indonesia
Coach
Eva Novalina Butarbutar [national]
Injuries
Her training was disrupted by multiple injuries from 2020 to 2022. She competed at the 2021 South East Asian Games in Vietnam [which took place in May 2022] with injuries in both knees, her left leg, and her right shoulder, although she won two gold medals and one bronze at the Games. Doctors then recommended she undergo surgery to repair a tear in her shoulder but she decided to forgo the procedure in order to continue competing. She took a six-week break to rehabilitate her injuries after competing at the 2022 Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Metro TV News YouTube channel, 28 May 2022; Tim Indonesia Official Instagram profile, 21 Jul 2022; indosport.com, 21 Jul 2022; olahraga.skor.id, 16 May 2022, 13 May 2022; kompas.com, 16 May 2022)

In 2020 she fractured the tibia in her left lower leg. (Instagram profile, 12 Feb 2022)

She sustained a groin injury at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. (Metro TV News YouTube channel, 28 May 2022)

In July 2018 she suffered a knee injury after landing badly during the qualification round at the 2018 World Challenge Cup event in Mersin, Turkiye. She recovered in time to compete and win silver on floor exercise at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Apr 2023; bolasport.com, 20 Jul 2018)

In 2017 she sustained an elbow injury. (tribunnews.com, 22 Aug 2018)
Start sporting career
She took up artistic gymnastics while in the first grade of school in Jakarta, Indonesia. "I actually practised various sports as a child. I swam for two years in elementary school. My mum also introduced me to artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, ballet, wall climbing, and diving. I practised and liked all of them. But then after spending two years practising gymnastics, I competed at an event in Singapore, and I won three gold medals. My mum was certain it was the sport for me."
Reason for taking up the sport
"I happened to like heights and all sports that pumped up my adrenaline. So when my mother took me to Ragunan [sports school in Jakarta] to look around, I was interested in the students practising on the trampoline. That was when I decided to take up gymnastics."
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (Tim Indonesia Official Instagram profile, 21 Jul 2022; olahraga.skor.id, 16 May 2022)
Trainings
She trains six days a week.
Hero / Idol
US artistic gymnast Alexandra Raisman. (olahraga.metrotvnews.com, 23 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Liputan6.com Vidio channel, 14 Aug 2018)
Rituals
She likes to change her hairstyle at every tournament. "I like to be the centre of attention. But in this case, I want the judges to see me as a unique and distinct gymnast." (Alya Nadira YouTube channel, 28 Dec 2018)
Awards
She received the AGF Trophy for best women's execution score at the 2023 World Cup event in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Instagram profile, 13 Mar 2023; agf.az, 11 Mar 2023)

She was named the 2019 Inspirational Student by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Indonesia. (news.okezone.com, 26 Dec 2019)

In 2019 she received a sporting achievement award from the Council of Representatives of Jakarta Province in Indonesia. (suarakarya.id, 22 Jun 2019)
Additional information
RETIREMENT PLANS
She plans to study for a master's degree when she retires from gymnastics. "I plan to retire in 2024, hopefully I'm able to compete at the Olympic Games in Paris because that's my final sporting ambition. After that I want to get a master's degree and become a gymnastics lecturer, and who knows, perhaps I will end up as a coach." (Metro TV News YouTube channel, 28 May 2022)

EARLY DAYS
She has been competing in artistic gymnastics since she was age six, and switched elementary school several times to fit in with her training schedule. "I moved a lot at elementary school. If the training sessions were in the afternoon, I went to a morning school, and so on. I went to several public schools, private schools, Islamic school. But it all became more stable at junior high [when she went to Ragunan sports school in Jakarta, Indonesia]." (asiangames.tempo.co, 19 Feb 2018)

OCCUPATION
She has worked as a civil servant at the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Indonesia. (malang.jatimnetwork.com, 09 Nov 2022; kemenpora.go.id, 08 Jan 2020; Alya Nadira YouTube channel, 28 Dec 2018)

Last update : 2023-09-22

World Championships

2023 - 52nd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ANTWERP (BEL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
52
Score Qualif.
49.932 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
85
Score Qualif.
12.033
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
57
Score Qualif.
12.300
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
69
Score Qualif.
12.433

2022 - 51st FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships LIVERPOOL (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
65
Score Qualif.
47.698 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
83
Score Qualif.
12.033
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
134
Score Qualif.
9.833
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
46
Score Qualif.
12.766

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
142
Score Qualif.
44.832 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
137
Score Qualif.
11.333
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
198
Score Qualif.
8.733
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
148
Score Qualif.
11.500

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
57
Score Qualif.
49.266 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
151
Score Qualif.
10.600
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
46
Score Qualif.
12.700
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
54
Score Qualif.
12.533

2015 - 46th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
126
Score Qualif.
48.332 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
206
Score Qualif.
9.800
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
112
Score Qualif.
12.366
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
69
Score Qualif.
13.200
World Cup

2023 - FIG Apparatus World Cup 2023 CAIRO (EGY)

Vault
Rank Final
4
Score Final
12.983
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
12.816
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
12.200
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
11.700
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
12.633
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
12.500

2023 - FIG Apparatus World Cup 2023 BAKU (AZE)

Vault
Rank Final
5
Score Final
12.799
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
12.866
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
11.666
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
12.133
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
12.300
World / Challenge Cup

2021 - FIG World Challenge Cup VARNA (BUL)

Vault
Rank Final
5
Score Final
13.525
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.325
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
11.750
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
11.550
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
4
Score Final
12.550
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
12.250
Multisport Events / Games

2018 - Asian Games XVIII 2018 JAKARTA (INA)

All-Around
Rank Final
18
Score Final
47.100 
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
47.100 
Vault
Rank Final
4
Score Final
13.287
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
13.500
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
43
Score Qualif.
8.550
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
12.400
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
12.750
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
12.650
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
129.350
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
140.850
World / Challenge Cup

2018 - FIG World Challenge Cup MERSIN (TUR)

Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
13.400
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
12.875
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
12.150
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
11.650

2018 - FIG World Challenge Cup KOPER (SLO)

Vault
Rank Final
8
Score Final
12.650
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
13.475
Balance Beam
Rank Final
6
Score Final
12.750
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
12.500
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
4
Score Final
12.550
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
12.550

2018 - FIG World Cup 2018 DOHA (QAT)

Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
11.233