Karate is one of the most popular sports for youth, including in Indonesia. Not only limited to training in fitness, competition in this sport is also always exciting. This Japan martial arts has brought the name of Indonesia in the ASIAN Games 2018 event a few days ago.
Collecting gold from the first day, on the 8th day of ASIAN Games Kontigen Indonesia managed to regain Gold in the karate sport on Sunday (8/26). The 11th gold medal of 24 gold medals at the 2018 Asian Games was contributed by karateka Rifki Ardiansyah Arrosyid from the male-60 kg kumite number. Interestingly, Rifki is a 21-year-old teenager who is currently also a soldier of the Army with the rank of Second Sergeant (Serda) who currently serves at Kodam V / Brawijaya. Even though a soldier, Rifki proved to be capable of making achievements in sports.
Rifki's spirit also lives in the Field of Caprycornis Yearis S, a student of Mechanical Engineering Study Program Faculty of Engineering, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) who diligently collects achievements in the field of karate. Yearis, as he is known, has won many karate championships to the national level. There were 1st Place Female Princess Kumite +60 at the Java Bali Karate Championship in Sepuluh November Surabaya Institute of Technology (ITS) Cup on April 21-22 2018.
In addition, this fifth semester student has also participated in various championships and won many national matches including 3rd Person Female Kumite Champion +68 and 3rd Champion Female Team Kumite in East Java Karate Championship in Jember State University Rector Cup and Women's Individual Kumite -68 at the Java Bali Karate Championship, and Tribhuwana Tunggadewi University (UNITRI) Cup.
"Karate is my hobby since I was young and was carried away until college. I am grateful to be able to win several championships and also be happy because I can bring the good name of the campus,” she said, Wednesday (8/29).
Through various victories that continue to be collected, Yearis admitted that she wanted to prove that despite carrying out various professions, including still being a student, it was not necessarily the space for teenagers to become limited. She also invited Indonesian youth to continue to work in various fields not only in the academic field, for example in the field of sports, to make the nation proud.
"I want to show everyone, including UMM students to not only able to show off in the academic field but also in other achievements," concluded Yearis.