Less than Two Months Studying at UMM, Shofi Got 3 Medals, 2019 Again Targets Gold in Italy
Author : Humas | Tuesday, October 16, 2018 15:35 WIB
Shofi demonstrated one of the Karate moves. (Photo: Aan / UMM Public Relations)
Less than two months studying at University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Shofiyah Nur Yustina, a student of Management Study Program 2018 already has three achievements in the Karate championship. The woman who was called Shofi won two gold medals in Anjuk Karateka Field in the Kata Individual and Bondowoso Ijen Championship in the same category last September.
Meanwhile, still in the same month, Shofi also won the bronze medal at Bondowoso Ijen Championship in the Kumite Team match. "I joined Karate since grade 4 of elementary school. At first, I was interested and just tried it. Uh, it will be true Karate," said Shofi who has won various championships since the 5th grade.
Shofi is fully supported by his father who wants his child to be a tough and resilient woman. Whereas the mother, still supports, but the mother is always reluctant to see her child injured every time Shofi competes. "I used to get kicked in the head until I had been unable to hear for a few days," explained Shofi.
Shofi's goal is to become an international Karate athlete. She practices Karate every day for three to four hours. But when having the match, she focused on joining the Training Camp which was held for three months and practiced for eight to nine hours per day.
Hard work has never betrayed the results. When Shofi was in high school, she had won two gold medals at the international championships held by the Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation (SKIF), Italy. Currently, Shofi is still looking for sponsors re-compete in SKIF in January 2019 in Italy.
"I want to compete again at SKIF because the opponents are now more challenging, namely the national-platinum winners from various countries," explained Shofi. From Karate, she learned to be grateful for being able to be given the chance to win and travel around East Java to Italy for free.
Besides, she can know herself well. "I came to understand my abilities. And it turns out by practicing hard. I can surpass it," she said.
Despite aspiring to become an International Karate Athlete, Shofi did not leave her college. She continued to study hard and did assignments given by the lecturers. "Because just being an athlete in Indonesia cannot guarantee the future, it must be independent. So, my message to those who take part in sports championships, don't give up quickly and have to be able to balance between championships, lectures, and doing assignments," she concluded. (UMM Public Relations)