Twelve UNAIR Students to Compete in PON XIX West Java

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(from the left) Widiananto Nanda Prasetya (FH/2015), Aditya Aulia Rahman (Psychology/2012), and Desy Anwar Kusumawardhani (Nursing/2014). They are softball athletes from UNAIR wo will compete in PON XIX. (Photo: Special)

UNAIR NEWS – Students of Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) have lots of achievements. It can be seen from some students’ participation in National Sports Week (PON) XIX. It was elaborated by Deni Yasmara, M.Kep, as the coordinator of UKM, Directorate of Student Affairs, Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR).

“Some PON athletes are from Universitas Airlangga as they are in the student clubs (UKM) of UNAIR,” said Deny.

PON XIX is to be held  in Bandung, West Java, on September 17 – 29. There will be 44 sports to compete for 756 gold medals, 756 silver medals, and 954 bronze medals.

Before competing in PON XIX, the athletes have prepared and practiced well. Their duration and location for the preparation depends on the representing regions. Samudra Anggra Dwi, one of the members of Basketball UKM UNAIR competing for the event, said that the selection process of East Kalimantan Basketball team has been started since 2014.


Swimming athlete of UNAIR Ghazy Asyraf Chrisna ready to compete in PON XIX (Photo: Special)

“The preparation has been done from October 2015 to February 2016, we prepared here (in Surabaya) practiced with others in campus. Fortunately at the same time we also prepared for Student League (LIMA) competed for UNAIR, so we also practiced for PON,” said Samudra.

Similar with Samudra, Aditya Aulia Rahman, a student of Faculty of Psychology who is also in Softball UKM UNAIR, has made preparations since January 2016. Aditya is representing East Java in softball.

“Hopefully this year I can give the best for East java and achieve the target, gold medal,” said Aditya.


Here are some UNAIR athletes competing in PON XIX:

Female Basketball Team of East Java:
Annisa Widyarni (FISIP/2013)

Male Basketball Team of East Java:
Komang Septian (Faculty of Vocations/2013)

Male Basketball Team of East Kalimantan:
Samudra Anggra Dwi (Faculty of Vocations /2013)
Vanodya Talatov (Faculty of Vocations /2015)
M. Zulhiyana Akbar (FISIP/2012)

Male Swimming of East Java:
Ghazy Asyraf Chrisna (FEB/2014)

Male Softball of East Java:
Widiananto Nanda Prasetya (FH/2015)
Aditya Aulia Rahman (Psychology/2012)

Female Softball East Kalimantan:
Desy Anwar Kusumawardhani (Nursing/2014)

Male Kempo East Java:
M. Ilham Naufal (FEB/2012)

Female Archery East Java:
Tiara Sakti R (FISIP/2013)
Della Adisty Handayani (FEB/2013)

Author: Faridah Hari
Defrina Sukma S.

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