UNAIR NEWS – Again, an achievement from UKM Tapak Suci Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR). Sinto, a student of Faculty of Law UNAIR won a silver medal in Bali International Championship I which was the first International Open Competition held in Bali.
The four-day event on 25-28 July at Gor Lila Bhuana, Denpasar, Bali attended by 1750 participants from all over Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. The event was organized by Rajawali wing community in collaboration with IPSI Province of Bali.
“Of course, I’m happy because I do not expect to pass the final event. I’m proud to carry UNAIR name and make my parents proud,” said Sinto.
In the martial arts competition, Sinto descended on the male adult C class match representing UNAIR. In the final match, he faced off against PERSINAS ASAD fighter from Boyolali.
For his preparation, he had conducted intensive training for one month before the match. “For preparation, the quantity of training increased from the usual training,” he explained.
Aside from participating in the exercise held by UKM Tapak Suci UNAIR, this 5th-semester FH student also did his training at KONI field. In preparation for the race, he claimed to avoid eating spicy food and ice before the competition.
“To become a champion, don’t just rely on other people, but we also have to practice without any orders,” he added.
Interviewed by UNAIR NEWS team, Sinto said that he joined the championship as an effort to help UNAIR as the top 500 best universities in the world according to its current vision. Besides, he wants to make his parents proud through his achievements as a martial arts athlete.
“Since the first grade of high school, I entered the martial arts school Tapak Suci, who happened to be extracurricular at my school. I worked on the fighter section and several times also won competition there, “said Sinto.
The student who was born on December 31 1999 known as an outstanding student. Not only won various silat activities, but he had also previously won 1st place for Campus Endowment Ambassador, Nusantara Jaya expedition delegation of the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs to become a fully funded delegation of International Youth Leader leadership training in Malaysia. Besides, Sinto is also a recipient of bidikmisi scholarships and also a recipient of a house leadership scholarship.
Author: Alicia Juanita
Editor : Khefti Al Mawalia