UNIMAL NEWS | Bukit Indah – Athletes from Malikussaleh University (Unimal) achieved the overall championship title at the Aceh 2023 Student Sports Week (POMDA) in Sepak Takraw. The competition took place at the Sport Center on the Bukit Indah campus in Blang Pulo, Muara Satu, Lhokseumawe on Monday (18/09/2023).
Unimal secured the Overall Champion title in Sepak Takraw, winning 2 Gold Medals in the Inter-Team and Double Event categories and 1 Silver Medal in the Quadrant category. They were followed by Samudra University (Unsam) with 1 Gold Medal and 2 Bronze Medals and Syiah Kuala University (USK) with 2 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals.
In the final match, the Unimal Sepak Takraw Team, featuring Riski Ramadhani and Fakhruljali defeated the opposing team from Samudra University in the Double Event final. The team, under the guidance of coach Junaidi (Om Ded) and Team Manager Ade Saputra S.IAN, secured a convincing victory with a score of 17-21, 11-21.
The Sepak Takraw event at POMDA Aceh 2023 was led by Technical Delegate Drs. Hamdani from the Aceh province, with referees from the Indonesian Sepak Takraw Association (PSTI) in Aceh Utara, including Dede Sofyan, Rizwan, Yusmarhedi, and Safarudin from PSTI Kota Lhokseumawe.
Unimal Contingent Coordinator Razif expressed gratitude for the additional gold medals from the Sepak Takraw at POMDA Unimal 2023. As of now, the university has collected a total of 3 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal, and 3 Bronze Medals.
"We hope that Unimal can continue to add to its gold medal count in our core sports such as Tennis and Pencak Silat," said Ajib.
The closing of the Sepak Takraw sports event was attended by the Chairman of the Aceh 2023 Student Sports Week Committee, Dr. Alfian, Secretary of the Committee Subhani M.Si, Deputy Dean III of the Faculty of Engineering Ahmad Nayan M.T, Deputy Dean III of the Faculty of Law Hadi Iskandar MH, Deputy Dean III of the Faculty of Economics Zulkifli M.H, Team Managers, Officials, and the team's supporters. [ryk]"