Indonesian athletes have won a total of 25 medals, almost all in badminton and women's weightlifting. While the country's total of 6 gold medals is lower than Thailand's 7, Indonesia has won the highest number of medals among all Southeast Asian nations with the second highest being Thailand with 21.
Archers Lilies Handayani, Nurfitriyana Saiman & Kusuma Wardhani gained the republic's first ever podium finish, a silver medal, in the women's team event at the 1988 Seoul Games. However, Indonesia have won all their gold medals in badminton at the Summer Olympics. Future married couple Susi Susanti and Alan Budikusuma won the nation's first 2 gold medals in the women's and men's singles events respectively at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. It marked the start of Indonesia's gold medal tradition in the next 5 Summer Games. Barcelona 1992 was also the only Games in which Indonesia won 2 gold medals.