One of the Lampung Hapkido fighters who competed in the National Championship V in Padang, West Sumatra, which took place 6-7 August 2022, Universitas Teknokrat Indonesiastudent Tiana Silviani (19312150).
Tiana, a student in the Scholarship program (Bidik Misi) 2019 at Informatics Study Program, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, UTI, managed to bring home a Bronze medal. He fell in the semifinals against athletes from North Sumatra. The Hapkido Championship was attended by 326 participants from 23 provinces in Indonesia, including Lampung. As an athlete, Tiana has performed optimally but has not yet won a gold medal. But, seeing the very tight competition, getting a bronze medal is something to be proud of.
Tiana thanked the trainers, at the Universitas Teknokrat Indonesiacampus who always supported the activities she carried out.
In this championship, Hapkido Lampung brought home 25 medals from the National Championship, namely 8 Gold, 7 Silver, and 10 Bronze medals.
In addition to the medal predicate, Lampung received two awards, namely Best Coach on behalf of Sabum Ika Yuniarti and Best Referee on behalf of Sabum Yustin Lawrensia Larona Laroni. Ida Bagus Wiguna the leader of the Hapkido Lampung contingent said that this result was very encouraging, even though he entered the final in 15 classes, he was still able to maximize the gold medal in 8 classes.
“This is a true test of strength. However, now Hapkido competition is getting tougher. Moreover, the entry of West Java with transfer athletes from other sports who enter Hapkido, of course, this is a tough challenge for the entire region,” he said, Sunday (7/8) night.
However, with the current strength, Bagus still believes that Lampung is still capable of speaking at the Hapkido national contest. “Our focus is on Pre-PON to be able to pass many athletes. So with the experience of this National Championship, we saw many things that had to be evaluated technically. And mentally, the kids are pretty good,” he added.
Vice-Rector of the Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia, Dr. H. Mahathir Muhammad S.E., M.M. is pleased with this achievement. This is a tangible form of campus support for sports development on campus. As well as supporting the sport of Lampung for the sake of Lampung Mulia.
Mr. Mahathir wants the achievements of this Hapkido branch to be even better in the future. He is also reminded to always uphold sportsmanship in every match. Mr. Mahathir advised Tiana Silviani to immediately prepare for another Hapkido event. This is for the sake of success and better achievement. (Teknokrat)