PSHT (Persaudaraan Setia Hati Terate) Team receives the trophy and certificate of appreciation in ITS Cup Pencak Silat Championship 2018 East Java, the martial arts competition by PSHT Club of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), from Tuesday to Sunday, January 2-7. (Photo by courtesy)
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UNAIR NEWS – Student Activity Units (UKM) Pencak Silat PSHT (Persaudaraan Setia Hati Terate) Universitas Airlangga made another achievement and add their collection of trophies. They won the overall champion III in the ITS Cup V Pencak Silat Championship 2018, a martial arts competition by PSHT club of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) for East Java from Tuesday to Sunday, January 2-7.

This achievement added the long list of achievement made by PSHT UNAIR. They have made contribution for UNAIR in Asian and European Championships Pakubumi Open IV in Bandung. They had won 1 gold and 2 bronze medals in PSHT Pencak Silat Championship of Mulawarman University in November 2017.

In ITS CUP, they won 7 gold, 5 silver, and 3 bronze medals and PSHT UNAIR won the general champion III. However, Team Manager Fitria Kholifah revealed that the achievement was not achieved without obstacles.

However, she added, the enthusiasm of the team was very high to boost the spirit so the constraints can be faced. In fact, such obstacles are not felt by team members.

“We were very pleased with the achievement in this competition ITS Cup,” she said. “Although, we have not been able to offer the best, the overall champion I. Of course our opponent is a formidable opponent. However, we are lucky because we’re still included in the list of champions, “added Fitria.

To make the achievement, PSHT club members often have to give up their vacation time. They have to do various training and preparation to give the best performance. Preparation is done for three weeks in routine training center because many competitions will be followed.

“Now the UKM of PSHT UNAIR is improving and preparing for the International Championship of Surakarta State University PSHT Cup in Solo in March. Then UWKS PSHT Cup in April and Belgium Open in Belgium in May if our submission is approved by the University Management. Hopefully this positive trend can continue and be improved, “said the student of Faculty of Psychology UNAIR.

At the end, Fitria conveyed their for UNAIR, especially concerning support in their academic education. “We hope that later on, athletes like us can or may be provided scholarships for our studies,” she concluded. (*)

Author: Pradita Desyanti

Editor: Feri Fenoria


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