Profile and Career of Megawati Hangestri, the ‘Megatron’: Indonesia’s New Volleyball Idol in South Korea

PROGRES.ID – Indonesian National Volleyball player, Megawati Hangestri Pertiwi, has successfully proven her achievements on the international stage. Alongside the Daejeon ChengKwanJang Red Sparks team, she competed in South Korea. On October 17, 2023, even though her team lost, her name continues to be in the spotlight of South Korean society.

Megawati has been dedicated to the world of volleyball for a long time, and her journey has not been easy. She was moved when she became the first Indonesian athlete to join the South Korean Volleyball League. Despite facing defeat in her debut match, she was determined to win the next game with the Red Sparks.

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Thanks to her performance in that match, Megawati’s name has become more recognized for her volleyball skills. She was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) title after accumulating a total of 21 points against the Hwangseong IBK Altos team.

Want to know more about Megawati Hangestri? Let’s take a look at her profile and biography below!

Profile and Biography of Megawati Hangestri

Megawati Hangestri Pertiwi is an Indonesian volleyball athlete born on September 20, 1999, in Jember, East Java. Standing at 185cm tall, Megawati has achieved remarkable success in the world of volleyball.

Despite her career as a volleyball athlete, Megawati values the importance of education. She pursued a degree in Management and successfully graduated in 2020.

Career Journey and Achievements

Megawati Hangestri Pertiwi has had a love for volleyball since the age of 14. With strong determination, she managed to join the Surabaya Bank Jatim team in the Livoli Divisi Utama in 2015.

Over time, she rose to the Proliga level with the Jakarta Pertamina Fastron team from 2015 to 2022.

In 2021, Megawati began competing internationally by joining the Thailand Supreme Chonburi-E Tech club. The following year, she moved to the Vietnam Hà Phú Thanh Hóa club. Lately, she has been a topic of conversation for her involvement with the Daejeon ChengKwanJang Red Sparks club in the South Korean Volleyball League.

Megawati has achieved several accolades, including the title of Best Opposite in the ASEAN Grand Prix 2022, MVP in the Livoli Divisi Utama 2022, a Bronze Medal in the SEA Games 2023, and the most recent MVP award in the South Korean Volleyball League.

Captivating South Korea’s Attention

Megawati Hangestri’s presence in the South Korean Volleyball League with the Daejeon ChengKwanJang Red Sparks team has captivated the attention of South Korean society.

This hijab-wearing volleyball player has become a valuable asset for the Red Sparks team, consistently showcasing extraordinary abilities and performances in every match.

On October 17, 2023, despite her team’s loss, Megawati remained the MVP with 21 points scored. Even as she scored those points, she maintained her enthusiastic spirit, always smiling.

As a volleyball idol in South Korea, Megawati was interviewed by the Red Sparks team about her experiences during training with her teammates.

She stated, “The training was very tough to the point that I cried. Nevertheless, I am delighted that we met the coach’s expectations to play an exciting game and win the opening match. I will continue to work hard to showcase my skills and bring joy to my fans.”

Megawati continues to strive and work diligently to bring pride to Indonesia and is committed to helping the Daejeon ChengKwanJang Red Sparks team win their upcoming matches.

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