The UGM Archery Student Activity Unit brought home medals from the East Jakarta Pangkoopsudnas (National Air Defense Commander) Archery Championship held from Thursday (27/7) to Sunday (30/7).
This event, organized for the first time by the Indonesian Archery Association in East Jakarta, occurred at the Koopsudnas Stadium, East Jakarta. The archery championship was part of commemorating the 76th Anniversary of the Indonesian Air Force.
The UGM Archery had been preparing since early July to compete in the archery championship, participating in three contested categories: National Standard Bow General, 40 meters for men and women, Compound General, 50 meters for men and women, and Recurve General, 70 meters for men and women.
In each of the contested categories, 15 medals were won by the students.
Gold medals were obtained in the categories of:
- Men’s and Women’s Compound Division Qualification
- Men’s and Women’s Compound Division Elimination
- Women’s Recurve Division Elimination
- Women’s Compound Division Team
- Compound Division Mixed Team.
Silver medals were earned in the categories of:
- Women’s Compound Division Elimination
- Men’s Compound Division Team
- Men’s Bow Standard National Division Team
- Mixed Bow Standard National Division.
Bronze medals were obtained in the categories of:
- Women’s Compound Division Qualification
- Women’s Bow Standard National Division Team
- Men’s Recurve Division Team
- Mixed Team Recurve Division.
Muhammad Rafi Danis Fajri, the head of the UGM Archery Student Activity Unit, initially doubted participating in the championship due to its location in Jakarta, where archery is well-developed and the competitors are of high caliber.
“Our hope is for UGM to continue supporting and facilitating its athletes. We also hope to provide a platform for our athletes to continue competing in championships and achieve success,” he concluded.
Professor Danang Parikesit, the UGM Archery Student Activity Unit advisor, expressed pride and high appreciation for the achievements. He stated that these achievements are rooted in hard work and commitment, resulting in a fitting reward.
Professor Parikesit hopes that the university will continue to support the club by providing archery training facilities and equipment that meet the standards.
“The UGM Archery is relatively new, yet its achievements are impressive, and the prospects for the future are promising, supported by PBUB and good achievement coaching,” he expressed.
“I also see that the club has strong organizational potential. The combination of organizational management and achievement coaching is the key to their success. I also want the club to build a wider community of enthusiasts for this sport.”