Story of UNAIR Diver: Managing Time for Study and Practice

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Febrina Gladys Elvira in action (Photo: Special)

UNAIR NEWS – To be a student as well as an athlete is not an easy thing to do especially when there is practice. This time, Febrina Gladys Elvira, a student of Faculty of Law  Universitas Airlangga, the diving athlete of UNAIR shared her experience in managing the time.

The woman known as Vira was finally able to practice after a year having difficulty to manage the time with hers study. Even when her classes were close to her practice, it did not stop her to train again. Fortunately Vira had an understanding coach so it was okay if she had to come late.

“I couldn’t manage the time in 2015 as my classes finished at 8 at my practice finished at 7. That was why I was off. In 2016, I could manage it as my classes finished at 5, even it was close but because I was a year off, I really wanted to take a dip again. Fortunately, my coach let me come late as he knew that it was rush hour at 5, so I could still practice even it was late,” said the 2015 student.

During practice, the athlete of a swimming club spends her time 2 hours for practicing in the water and 1 hour on land. If there is a competition, there is 30 minutes extra for water session.

Febrina Gladys Elvira ketika meraih penghargaan dalam kompetisi Pekan Olahraga Pelajar Provinsi Jawa Timur. (Foto: Istimewa)
Febrina Gladys Elvira in Student Provincial Games Week. (Photo: Special)

A lot of achievements have been made such as a bronze in National Championship 2012 in Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta. In 2013, Vira won a gold 1 in Student Provincial Games Week (Porprov) in Kertosono, Jawa Timur. In 2014, Vira got 4 golds in Porprov Ponorogo. The latest was in 2016 in National Gubernur Cup with 1 gold, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes.

The woman who idolized Pricillia Gunawan and Angeline Soegianto hoped that in 2020 she can get a gold in National Games and compete at international level. (*)

Author : Pradita Desyanti
Editor: Defrina Sukma S

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