3 CHAMPIONS FROM UDINUS WON A KARATE COMPETITION IN SEMARANG GRANDPRIX 2018
Karate Student Activity Unit of Universitas Dian Nuswantoro (UDINUS) won Semarang Grandprix 2018. In this annual event, 3 champions from UDINUS successfully won with minimum time of preparation.
On Monday, March 12th, 2018, Dara Ayu Noveana, the Chairman of UDINUS’ Karate Student Activity Unit said." We were only have 2 weeks of preparation for this event because a few months ago we were focused on Dinus Cup which included in Dinusfest 2018 event”.
The event was held on March 11th, 2018, organized by the Government of Semarang City in Graha Sari Building, Gayamsari Semarang. There were some categories in the event, one of them was single man kumite. UDINUS sent 11 athlete to join that category.
UDINUS’ Karate Student Activity Unit successfully won two categories in the event. For the winners of single woman Kumite +50kg were Mardhiyah Harahap as the first winner, and Yukavireka Ventione Isnani as the third winner. For the single man kumite category was Pandu Aziz Riadi as the second winner of the competition.
Dara targeted that in 2018, UDINUS’ Karate Student Activity Unit could join national and international level competition. She predicted that there will be more champions from UDINUS in the next competition. In the future, there will be a competition such as Student sport Week (POM Rayon) that require a lot of preparation, and time to prepare athlete’s mentally and skill.
"We will prepare all the athletes well so they can become champions. In the next competition, which is POM Rayon, we expect to achieve more medals than last year, which was 7 medals. We are also expecting that we can be the champion in international competition.” She added.
Meanwhile, the first winner in the category of single woman kumite +50 Kg, Ainun Mardhiyah Harahap said that she was very proud became the first winner in the event. "For two weeks, my friends and I practiced in morning till afternoon, and finally it was paid off. I did not expect to be the winner, and that achievement will be a motivation for me to be able to give UDINUS more in the next competition, "she concluded. (* PR / alx)