Dewa Athena IX
Dewa Athena is an annual sport competition in SMAN 3 Bandung that consists many sports competition, such as futsal, basketball, badminton, dodgeball, relay race, table tennis, and tug of war. Dewa Athena named after the acronym, Olimpiade Siswa Siswi Ajang Unjuk Bakat dan Kemampuan. In english it means Students Olympic and their talent and ability show. The participants include the X and the XI graders. Usually, it holds in the weekends between February, March, and May.
Since 25th of March 2017, Dewa Athena IX have been held in Lapangan Bali. All of the X graders must be in lapbal by 7 am. They should all wear their own class jersey. I myslef arrived in lapbal on 7 am. I wore my acceleration 15th jersey. It was maroon in color and had some gold accents. In front of it printed "Acceleration 15th" words while in the back printed my favorite number and my surname.
On that day, we had a lot of matches with other classes. There were futsal, badminton (double), tug of war, Gobak Sodor, etc. Whoever may play if they wanted to. When a match begun those who didn't play became supporters to those who play. I myself didn't play on that day, because I wanted to play dodgeball and tug of war on next week.
It was fun both to play and to be a supporter. When there were some spare time between matches we liked to watch other classes matches. Since I had friends in other classes I would like to be their supporters.
After we all got tired in the noon, I and my friends ate fried rice in a food stall in front of Lapbal. After the break time, we still had a match to play, 1/2 finale double boys badminton. It was held on 3.15 pm, so we had to wait for a long time.
We won some matches in the 1/4 finale. They were tug of war, double boys badminton, futsal, and relay race. We lose some matches too, such as Gobak Sodor, girl futsal, etc.
The next week matches, which means the second day of Dewa Athena IX, held on 1st of April 2017. I came to Lapbal by 8 am. I wore the same jersey.
We didn't have many matches to play on that day but the distance of times between each match were so long. Since I knew it, I borrowed a book to read on the spare times.
As I've said last week, I joined the girl dodgeball team of my class. The match was Acceleration class versus X MIPA 10. There were seven person each team. I played with Seseu, Gita, Dila, Hafsa, Adel, and Vira. I took my shoes and socks off. Then the game begun. The main rules were "you must hit the ball to your enemies, keep your eyes on the ball, move nimbly, and do not get hit." It was my first time played dodgeball. It was really fun and tremendous and addicting! We won the 1/4 finale with 2 person left in the first session included me and Hafsa and 1 person left included Dila. Unfortunately we didn't win the semifinals, but that was fine.
I played tug of war too. It was my class versus X MIPA 4 (my old class before I moved to acceleration class). On the first session we won, but on the second we lose (maybe because our Kenny and our David couldn't join). I've never thought that tug of war would be very hard. I got a little scar on my mid-finger and my palms felt hot and poignant right after.
In the end, we won the girl badminton match and went to finale. Next week, Najwa and Dita will play the finale match. After all, I think we are all doing fine, we played cheerfully and we had fun.