UGM’s karate athletes, affiliated with the UGM Karate INKAI Unit, clinched 23 medals at the 2023 Brawijaya University Karate Championship (BUKC). This medal haul positioned UGM as the 3rd overall university champion.
Afina Putri Kusumadewi, the Chairperson of UGM Karate, explained that in the competition held from November 10 to 12, 2023, at the Brawijaya University Hall, the UGM team secured 23 medals, including eight gold medals, five silver medals, and ten bronze medals.
“This achievement is a source of pride for the UGM Karate Unit and is something to be grateful for. In the future, we hope the team can continue to improve its performance in various karate championships, both at the national and international levels,” she said on Tuesday (November 14).
Kusumadewi explained that in the recent BUKC, 80 contingents participated, including universities, the National Army/Police, and Dojo branches, with 1,300 participants. UGM sent 26 athletes to compete in 16 classes.
The eight gold medals were contributed by Shinta Puspa Megawanti (Kumite +68Kg Senior Women), Fidelia Dwipuspita (Kumite -68Kg Senior Women), Aufa Raja’ Sukmaji (Kumite -67Kg Student Men), Indira Maureen Rheifa Wibowo (Individual Kata Student Women), Wahyudi Maulana (Individual Kata Student & General Men’s Festival), Syifa Zuhro Alwana (Individual Kata Student & General Women’s Festival), Ayu Azniar Hia (Individual Kumite -50Kg Student & General Women’s Festival), and Inggid Aida Cahyani (Individual Kumite +50Kg Student & General Women’s Festival).
Following that, the five silver medals were won by Afina Putri Kusumadewi (Kumite +68Kg Student Women), Fidelia Dwipuspita (Kumite -68Kg Student Women), Inggid Aida Cahyani (Kumite Kumite +68Kg Senior Women), Josua Irvana Habeahan (Individual Kumite -60Kg Student & General Men’s Festival), and Muhammad Baihaqi Hakimi (Individual Kata Student & General Men’s Festival).
Next, the ten bronze medals were achieved by Daru Nakhiila Putri (Kumite -68Kg Senior Women), Daru Nakhiila Putri (Kumite -68Kg Student Women), Athifah Rahmadhani, Chikita Handriana, Fidelia Dwipuspita (Team Kumite Women), Shafa Aura Yogadiasa (Individual Kata Senior Women), and Syifa Zuhro Alwana (Kumite -50Kg Senior Women).
Furthermore, Annisa Nur Kholifah, Berlian Antya Fedora, Nur Kusumaning Ati (Team Kata Senior Women), Athifah Rahmadhani (Kumite -50Kg Student Women), Ayu Azniar Hia (Kumite -50Kg Senior Women), Alvito Abhista Pangestu (Individual Kata Student Men), and Salsabila Khoirun’nisa (Individual Kata Student & General Women’s Festival) also got bronze.
Photo: UGM Karate Unit