Thursday, July 5, 2012
UI Team Break into OIC Knockouts in Malaysia
#6 Universitas Indonesia (Aulia Anggita Larasati, Egalita Irfan, Hana Hanifah) advanced into the knockouts of the 2012 Organization of Islamic Cooperation Intervarsities Debating Championship as the only surviving Indonesian team in the Malyasia-based competition. They won 3 of their 5 preliminary rounds, beating Jahangirnagar University from Bangladesh, University of Brunei and Malaysia's KDU College. They will meet #3 KDU again in the quarterfinals today. This is the first time an Indonesian team broke into the main knockouts of an overseas tournament this year. Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Parahyangan and Universitas Sriwijaya also sent teams to the OIC debates but failed to progress. The tournament had 22 participating teams from member countries of the OIC.