An outstanding performance showed by the UNY karate team in Southeast Asian Championship Sebelas Maret Cup 8-10 March 2019. This biennial championship was held at GOR Sritex Arena under the theme “Brave to Break the Limit”.
This ASEAN Championship was participated by the country outside Indonesia such as Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, and Timor Leste. The championship participated by 324 athletes from 5 countries. In this opportunity UNY sent 14 of their best athletes to be competed in the Southeast Asian Championship Sebelas Maret Cup. After their outstanding achievement in another championship such as GKR Hemas Cup, National Championship Sunan Kalijaga Cup, USU International Championship, UNY become a runner-up in this competition with the total 7 medals (4 gold medals, 1 silver medal, 2 bronze medals).
The majority of athletes won the championship was came from Sport and Science faculty with total 6 athletes out of 14 and one students won the medal from Languages and Arts faculty. The key success from the outstanding performance of UNY Karate Team due to the support from the official and the head coach of UKM Karate UNY, Sensei Danardono. “We’re so proud of the outstanding achievement from our athletes and we have prepared to win the competition since last year” said Danardono (Rani,terj.Afi)