UNS – Once again, students from Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta achieved international acclaim. Ni Made Arianti Putri, Sri Sugiyanti, Nanda Mei Sholihah, and Karisma Evi Tiarani, all students of UNS, proudly earned medals at the 2022 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou.
Ni Made Arianti Putri, a student from the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) UNS, clinched two medals for Indonesia. She won a gold medal in para athletics in the Women’s 100-meter T12 category. Ni Made’s achievement marked the third gold medal for Indonesia.
Ni Made claimed the top spot and set an Asian Para Games record with a time of 12.52 seconds. She outperformed India’s Shimran, who finished second in 12.68 seconds, and China’s Shen Yaqin, who placed third with a time of 12.78 seconds.
Ni Made also won a silver medal in the Para Athletics Universal Relay 4x100m category. Together with her teammates in this number, they secured second place with a time of 47.23 seconds. This time, it surpassed the third-placed Japanese team, which finished in 48.15 seconds.
Sri Sugiyanti, a student from FKIP UNS, made a significant impact by bringing home three medals for Indonesia. In her debut at the games, she won a silver medal in paracycling in the Women’s B 3000m Individual Pursuit event. Sri secured second place with a time of 3:50.970. Following this achievement, Sri went on to earn two gold medals in other events.
Sri achieved her first gold medal in the Women’s B 21Km Time Trial in the same category. This marked the eighth gold medal for the Indonesian contingent at the 2022 Asian Para Games. Sri won first place with a time of 27:57.95, surpassing China’s Wang Linhua, who finished second place in 28:52.31, and Malaysia’s Nur Azlia Syafinaz Mohd Zais, who placed third in 29:19.38.
Sri’s second gold medal was secured in the Women’s B Road Race in the same category with a time of 1:59:23. This achievement marked the twentienth gold for the Indonesian contingent at the 2022 Asian Para Games.
Nanda Mei Sholihah, a student of Faculty of Sports (FKOR) UNS, won a silver medal in the Para Athletics Universal Relay 4x100m category. Alongside Ni Made and other teammates in this event, they won second place with a time of 47.23 seconds, surpassing Japan’s team, which finished third in 48.15 seconds.
Karisma Evi Tiarani, a student from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) UNS, won a silver medal in the Para Athletic Women’s 100m T63/64 category. Karisma won second place with a time of 14:37 seconds. She successfully outperformed Myanmar’s athlete, Law Lar Win, who finished third with a time of 15:02 seconds.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Ahmad Yunus, M.S., Vice Rector for Academic and Student Affairs UNS, expressed his pride in the students’ achievements. They have not only brought honor to UNS but also to Indonesia on the international stage. These medal achievements also signify UNS’s success in implementing the second Key Performance Indicator (IKU) of Higher Education, which involves students gaining experiences beyond the campus.
“This is an extraordinary achievement because it’s at the international level, which uplifts UNS’s reputation both nationally and globally. This achievement also marks the implementation of IKU 2,” Prof. Yunus said, Friday (3/11/2023).
He further encouraged these heartwarming news stories to serve as motivation for other students, inspiring them to excel.
Reporter: R. P. Adji
Editor: Dwi Hastuti