Brunei hope to strike gold when the duo of Faustina Woo Wai Sii and Lee Ying Shi team up for the women's Group A (16-18 years old) Duilian (double broadsword and spear play) compete today in the 3rd World Junior Wushu Championships at the Jurong East Sports & Cultural Centre in Singapore.
Expectations are high for the pair who bagged the Sultanate's only silver medal at the 25th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Vientiane.
Last year, they won the bronze at the 5th Asian Junior Wushu Championships in Macau in June and the 3rd Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam in December.
More recently, they captured the gold medal at the 4th World Traditional Wushu Championship at Wudang Mountain of Hubei Province's Shiyan City in China in October.
A total of seven athletes - with Abdul Rahim Johari, Karyn Ho Jia Yin, the trio of siblings Mohd Sufi Shayiran, Mohd Adi Shayiran and Mohd Adi Salihin Roslan being the others - aged between 10-16 years old are representing the Sultanate in the December 4-10 tournament.
So far, Woo is the only athlete that has appeared on the podium when she captured the bronze in the women's Group A Nanquan (southern fist) on Tuesday, losing out to eventual gold medalists China. Canada took the silver.
The Brunei wushu artists are using the Singapore tournament to hone their skills and gain exposure in preparation for next year's 26th SEA Games in Indonesia.
Courtesy from Brunei Times