In August, I competed in the 2nd National Hapkido Championship joined by more than 200 athletes from all over Indonesia. Since I didn't win the previous competition, I practiced very hard for the whole year until I felt I was ready. I was so nervous until I found a way to calm myself down y humming a Charlie Puth's song slowly while waiting for my turn without caring that my competitors were listening. With all eyes looking straight at me while I was performing, I tried to collect as much courage I had so I could do my best.
Finally, with the support of my family and my coach, I won the fold medal. Tears of happiness rushed down my cheeks soon after I knew the result, as my hard work finally paid off. I am hoping to improve and achieve more in the next competitions !
Natasha Shanice Chanaka