Ricky Nur Huda, the Information Technology department, the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP), Universitas Muhammadiyah Palangkaraya (UMPR) won third place in Taekwondo at the 2022 National Student Sports Week (POMNAS). The POMNAS is a prestigious tournament in higher education in both private and state universities. The 17th POMNAS in 2022 would be held from 17 to 26 November 2022 at Universitas Negeri Padang, West Sumatera.
The POMNAS has various competitions from varied sports branches, one of them being Taekwondo. “For Taekwondo, it was held on Sunday (20/11),” Ricky said in a statement.
According to him, he has been through a long preparation to face the 2022 POMNAS. “Because I should prepare everything optimally, including practicing to build my physical stamina,” he said. Ricky was proud of his achievement to prove his hard work paid off.
“Thank you to all academic civitas in Universitas Muhammadiyah Palangkaraya who support me, with moral and material support. And for the cheers who boost my confidence and motivation,” he said.
Dr. Sonedi, M.Pd, the UMPR Rector also appreciated Ricky’s achievement. “Although he comes from outside Indonesia, Ricky was successful in mastering the martial arts and won third place in the 17th POMNAS. This achievement is something to be proud of for UMPR,” he said.
On this occasion, 2.985 athletes from 408 higher education institutions competed in the POMNAS which was held at Universitas Negeri Padang. The POMNAS also raised the theme “To Create Excellent Students towards Golden Indonesia” with the motto “Magnificent, Friendly, and Respectful”. As reported by the Pers Conference of the Ministry of Education, Research, and Technology, the POMNAS participants were the representatives of 34 Provincial Boards of the Indonesian Student Sports Association in Indonesia.