AMIRUL AHAT won silver for the Sultanate at the 1st Asian Martial Arts Games in Thailand after placing second in the pencak silat class A (45 kilogrammes to 50kg) category yesterday.
The country's best finish at the Aug 1-9 tournament, the 22-year-old silat exponent was denied gold by Thailand's Niphon Jantaro after losing 5-0 in the championship match, said the Brunei contingent's chef de mission Mariam Ulat in an email.
Amirul also won silver in the same category during the 1st Asian Beach Games in Bali, Indonesia, last year.
His other notable results include bronze medal finishes at the 2008 Vietnam Open and the 1st Asean Silat Invitational in Terengganu, Malaysia in July where he competed in class B (50kg-55kg)
Brunei also won two bronze medals through Pg Khairul Bahri Pg Ali Omar in the pencak silat category F (70kg to 75kg) competition and Khuzaiman Ahmad in the pencak silat category F (60kg to 65kg) competition.
In yesterday's karate action, Mohamad Fadillah Hj Sanif, who was competing in the 67kg and below category, beat a competitor from Laos 6-0 in his first match. However, in his second match, he was unlucky to lose 1-0 to a competitor from Macao and failed to advance to the next round.
Brunei's involvement in the Games in now over since the pencak silat competition ended yesterday.
Though the karate events end today, there are no Bruneians still in the running.
Six athletes from karate and pencak silat represented the Sultanate at the Games.
Hj Eddie Jofriani Hj Johari's competed in the karate 55kg and below category while Mohamad Fadillah's brother Muhamad Fida'iy competed in the 67kg and below category. (JT 04)
Courtesy from Brunei Times