Tapak Suci (Muhammadiyah Martial Arts) Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) returned to win. They won in the Pencak Silat Competition of AUB Cup Central Java and Yogyakarta regional, 2021 Mayor’s Cup. The competition was held on Sunday (19/12) in the Sports Center of Advanced School for Economics Adi Unggul Bhirawa, Surakarta. From two hundred and fifty participants competed, UMY sent 15 people comprising 11 athletes, two official coaches, and one manager.
In the championship conducted on 16-19 December 2021, Tapak Suci bagged one gold medal and four bronzes. It included first place in the B-class match for the Adult Male category, third place in the C-class competition in the Adult Male category, third place in the J-class match for the Adult Male category, and the third-place of the E-class match for Adult Female category.
In the competition, Dwi Bagus Irawan, the manager of Tapak Suci, expressed his gratitude for these achievements. “Alhamdulillah, we are so grateful. It can encourage us to do better for future competitions to achieve more achievements,” said Bagus. As reported on the UMY site, Tapak Suci has prepared the competition for two months.
Bagus also hoped that the training in the Training Center would be continual agenda. In addition, he expected to achieve an educational scholarship for Tapak Suci athletes that won medals as other universities have applied.