Athletes at Universitas Dian Nuswantoro (Udinus) successfully claimed medals at the 2023 Regional Sports Week VIII in East Java (Proprov VIII Jatim). At that tennis table competition held from September 9 to 16, 2023, Management students at Udinus grasped 14 medals.

In the men’s section, Affan Mauludana Pratama achieved two gold medals in the men’s double and single categories, as well as a silver medal in the men’s team class, while Hafidh Nuur Annafi managed to get a gold medal in the mixed doubles category and a silver medal in the men’s single section.

As for the women’s section, Dwi Oktaviany Sugiarto claimed two gold medals in the women’s double and team category. Furthermore, an athlete named Cindy Marcella Putri gathered a silver medal in the mixed doubles and two bronze medals in the women’s team and doubles sections. On top of that, four gold medals in the mixed doubles, women’s double, women’s single, and women’s team classes were triumphantly earned by Siti Aminah.

The 2023 Regional Sports Week VIII in East Java, hosted in the Merdeka Jombang Sports Building, was participated by roughly 200 athletes. Siti Aminah was glad of her accomplishments at that regional sports event. Additionally, she also revealed that this triumphant victory was a target set by the National Indonesia Sports Committee (KONI) to her.

“I am very delighted as I could fulfill the target set by the KONI and myself. I could not go this far if it were not for my coaches, fellow athletes, and the whole academic community on campus,” she uttered.

She also explained that before her leave for the competition, there was a series of preparations she had to undergo to give the best performance possible. Those preparations consisted of technique practice such as routine training and mental preparations. “My coach always gives me positive affirmation that the techniques of mine and my friends are not that bad compared to that of others,” she added.

Dr. Kusni Ingsih, the Vice Chancellor III of the Student Affairs at Udinus, expressed her pride for this triumph attained by the athletes. She hoped this accomplishment did not result in the athletes being careless, but instead, this victory could cheer them to be victors in the upcoming national and international sports events.

“Do not be careless because there are many things to achieve in the future. Hopefully, the athletes could improve and serve as a motivation for athletes from other sports branches. Let us look forward to the next competition.,” she concluded.

It is important to note that the 2023 Regional Sports Week VIII in East Java was held with four regions as the hosts, namely Sidoarjo, Mojokerto Regency, Mojokerto City, and Jombang, with 53 sports branches being competed. (Humas Udinus/Ika. Foto: Dok. UKM Tenis Meja)

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