Diponegoro University (UNDIP) succeeded in making achievements in the field of sports in UGM Tae Kwon Do Championship (UGMTC) 2021. In this national championship, Undip Tae Kwon Do team successfully won 4 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze medals.

The four gold medals won by Undip Tae Kwon Do Team in this championship were presented by Muhammad Hafizh Fachrur Rhozy ( Poomsae for Individual Senior Men), Ananda Vania Arisa Putri (Poomsae for Individual Senior Women), Alfian Nur Setiawan – Ursula Taniesha Lula Chandra Winarko (Poomsae for Pair Senior), Ananda Vania Arisa Putri – Medias Fadjri Avidayanto – Ursula Taniesha Lula Chandra Winarko (Poomsae for Team Senior Women).

The silver medal was contributed by Dyva Santya Apriandra (Senior Women’s Speed Kicking). Meanwhile the two bronze medals were won by Ahmad Atsqal Asqalani (Poomsae for Individual Senior Men) and Barzani Kemal Dharma Brata (Senior Men’s Speed Kicking).

The Chair of Undip Tae Kwon Do Student Activities Unit, Kowam, said that Undip Tae Kwon Do team sent 8 athletes. The athletes are Undip students from various faculties who are also members of Undip Tae Kwon Do Student Activities Unit. “In participating in UGMTC 2021, our preparation was a bit lacking because we got the invitation about a month before the competition held. The limited number of athletes also the reason of the preparation did not run optimally,” said Kowam when interviewed by the PR team regarding the preparations for UGMTC 2021, on Thursday (30/09).

With the lack of preparation to take part in UGMTC 2021, the athletes are still enthusiastic about participating in the competition. Their enthusiasm showed with the acquisition of the most Gold medals in the Achievement category.

“Honestly, this is the first time of Undip Tae Kwon Do Student Activities Unit participated in UGMTC championship. We didn’t expect more from the championship because of the lack of training and preparation. However, after the D day of the championship, we were very grateful because we achieved the most gold medals,” explained Kowam.

In general, UGM Tae Kwon Do Championship (UGMTC) 2021 will be held online via live streaming on the UGM Tae Kwon Do Youtube Channel on September 25th-26th 2021 at 10:00 AM. This National Tae Kwon Do competition carries the theme “Spread the Energy and Reach the Victory During the Pandemic”. This competition has also received support from Executive Board of Tae Kwon Do Indonesia (PB TI), KONI DIY, Pengda TI DIY, and Ditmawa UGM.

The competition, which was attended by 68 teams with a total of 388 athletes, is the largest online Tae Kwon Do competition held by Tae Kwon Do Student Activities Unit, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. UGMTC 2021 competes in various classes, including the Poomsae class, Poomsae Festival, and Speed Kicking.

Undip’s Tae Kwon Do athletes have proven that a pandemic situation like this is not a reason to stop being productive and stop doing positive activities. Through this competition, Undip Tae Kwon Do athletes have spread positive energy and have won during the pandemic.

Furthermore, in addition to UGMTC 2021, Undip Tae Kwon Do athletes also prepared to take part in UPGRIS CUP championship. “For future plans, we want to take part in the UPGRIS CUP championship which is held in Semarang City,” said Kowam.

Translated by: Titis (Public Relations)