His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, the President of Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council continued on the second series of HRH's visit to the Brunei contingent for the 25th SEA Games in Laos, dropping by at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium to look at the preparation of athletes in cue sport and athletics.
His Royal Highness first stopped by at the newly renovated venue for cue sport located
at the National Stadium. In the cue sport event, Brunei Darussalam will be represented by Teo Chee Soon who will be partnering His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister in the Prime Minister's Office in the doubles 9-ball.
HRH Prince Sufri was briefed by coach Lim Tat Hwe on the progress of Teo's training during the visit.
Teo also showcased his skills in a 9-ball match-up against Ak Mohd Saiful Azri bin Pg Roslee who will be representing Brunei in the upcoming Borneo Games in a training session.
HRH Prince Sufri also took a closer look at the 9-ball cue stick and the cue sport venue.
After leaving the cue sport training venue, HRH Prince Sufri proceeded to the track and field area of the National Stadium to meet with Md Yazid Yatimi bin Yusof and coach Dario Viguilla De Rosas.
Md Yazid Yatimi will be taking part in the shot put and discus events. Md Yazid Yatimi demonstrated his ability in discuss throwing. Dario also briefed HRH Prince Sufri on the progress of Md Tazid's preparation.
Concluding the visit, HRH Prince Sufri then took a closer look at the Sport Medicine and Research Centre. At the venue, taekwondo exponent Mohd Fathullah bin Mohd Taib, was on fitness training.
Present to accompany HRH Prince Sufri during the visit were Pehin Orang Kaya Setia Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Awang Ahmad bin Hj Jumat, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Dato Paduka Hj Jemat bin Hj Ampal, the Permanent Secretary of Culture, Youth and Sports, Hj Mohammad bin Panglima Asgar Dato Paduka Hj Abdullah, the Director of Youth and Sports, Hj Muhd Zamri bin Dato Paduka Hj Hamdani, the Deputy Director II of Youth and Sports in his capacity as chef-de-mission for Brunei's contingent to the games..
Following the visit, cue sport coach Lim said: "We hope to start off with a win in the doubles event. We will take it step by step because we still don't know who are our opponents."
On the preparations, he said: "We have been training since last year, however there is some room for improvement for Teo. Although he is a capable cueist but he lacked confidence."
Meanwhile, coach Dario in a separate interview said: "I hope Md Yazid cam perform his best the SEA Games. We have been training non-stop almost everyday."
Md Yazid's best record was throwing a distance of 41.10m in the discuss event during the Chinese Taipei Open. However, Singapore and Thailand will be the toughest opponents in both shot put and discus throw. We will try our best."
Courtesy from Borneo Bulletin