Ivan Taher and Meidina Riani Putri, students of Faculty of Law, Diponegoro University (Undip), managed to win gold medals in the Central Java Province Student Sports Week (POMPROV Central Java) in 2022 in the karate sport for the male and female individual kata categories. They competed on Friday (2/9) at the Imam Bardjo Auditorium, Undip Pleburan Campus.
“I feel happy and proud to be able to carry Undip’s name in this championship. Even though it’s still at the provincial level, I think it’s quite prestigious. Because this is a student sports week, it is worth fighting for, especially for Undip.” said Ivan when interviewed by the Undip Public Relations Team.
Previously, Ivan Taher also had extraordinary championship experience in the sport of karate. His achievement included being Gold Medalist Male Junior Team Kata in Asian Karate Championships (AKF 2016) Makassar-Indonesia, Silver Medalist Male Junior Individual Kata in World Karate Championships (WKF 2017) Tenerife, Spain, 1st Place in Men’s Individual Kata at the National Sports Week (PON 2021) in Papua, and many other championships that Ivan has won.
Meanwhile, for Meidina Riani, the POMPROV Central Java event is a very prestigious event and a very serious competition. Later the winners will compete at the national level. “It is very prestigious because I participate as Undip’s representative. Carrying the name of Undip in an event throughout Central Java to represent the national team, in my opinion, is very prestigious and the competition is very serious. So to be in 1st place is a very proud achievement.” she said.
She hoped that in the future Karate Undip can be even more advanced, more successful, and stronger. Although there are many challenges that must be faced every day, the athletes must carry out regular practice to become the best. Likewise with Ivan, he hoped for Undip to gain more achievements so that other champions would rise and get gold medals in this event. Continue to regenerate and make achievements for the good name of Undip. (Salsabil – PR)