(Top)Faustina Woo Wai Sii
won two of Brunei's three
gold medals in Shanghai,
China. (Center) The national
wushu team pose with their
medals from the Xinjiang
Tournament in Shanghai,
China. (Above) National coach
Li Hui. Pictures: Courtesy of Li
Hui / BT
THE national wushu team once again did the country proud winning three gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the Xinjiang International Wushu Tournament in Shanghai, China
Md Sufi Shayiran Roslan won the first gold for Brunei when he took the changquan (long fist) title at the May 13-15 tournament.
The other two gold medals came from Faustina Woo Wai Sii in the nandao (southern broad sword) and nanquan (southern fist) events.
Md Adi Sya'rani Roslan took the silver in changquan while the bronze medals came from Harris Adli Peranchis in nanquan and Karyn Ho Chia Yin in jianshu (swordplay).
Six wushu exponents with the other being Lee YingShi and national wushu coach Li Hui are in Shanghai for a 40-day stint in China.
Being shortlisted as one of the sports to fly the flag for Brunei at the 26th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Indonesia in November, the aim of the intensive training in China is to improve chances of winning medals at the said competition.
This is not the first time that the Wushu Federation of Brunei Darussalam (WFBD) has sent its exponents out for training.
Back in 2009, WFBD sent five athletes twins Isa and Ismi Bismi, Harris and the duo of Woo and Lee to train in Chong Qin, China, for a month to prepare for the 3rd Asian Indoor Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, and the 25th SEA Games in Vientiane, Laos.
The end result was a bronze from Vietnam and the only silver medal for the Sultanate at the previous edition of the SEA Games both coming from the duo of Woo and Lee in the duilian (duo sparring with broadsword and spear) event.
The national exponents are expected to return to the Sultanate in June and two other tournaments await the national wushu squad the 6th Asian Junior Wushu Championships in Shanghai from Aug 17-21 and the 11th World Wushu Championships in Turkey from Oct 6-15.
Courtesy from Brunei Times