Thursday, July 12, 2012
PimNas 2012: UGM Beats UN Malang in Final
The experienced #1 Universitas Gadjah Mada A (Eldhianto Jusuf, Gentur Adiutama, Urfi Syifa) beat #3 Universitas Negeri Malang (Nadiyah, Prima Wikaningtyas, Ziadatul Hikmiah) in the grand final of the 2012 National English Education Debate, which is part of this year's annual National Science Week or popularly known as Pimnas. This victory adds to the list of achievements by the partnership of Eldhianto Jusuf-Urfi Syifa that have won several major tournaments, including IVED 2011 and JOVED 2010. UGM chose to send stronger teams to Pimnas, which took place in their hometown of Yogyakarta, and field juniors in JOVED 2012, which occurred at the same time. Some universities had an opposite strategy, including Universitas Indonesia that won the latter tournament.