Brunei wushu exponent
Harris Adli Peranchis
competing during the Xinjiang
Tournament in Shanghai,
China. Six wushu exponents
from the Sultanate are in
China for a 40-day training
stint with national coach Li
Hui.Picture: Courtesy of Li Hui
Four gold, four silver and four bronze for Brunei
Karyn Ho Chia Yin's gold medal at the Xinjiang International Wushu Tournament in Shanghai, China means the country will end the competition with four gold, four silver and four bronze medals.
The side had already won three gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the Chinese metropolis, but an update by national coach Li Hui yesterday revealed that the Sultanate has added another gold, three silver and two bronze medals to the bag.
Six wushu exponents are in China for a 40-day training stint with Li, and the Chinese coach will be glad that each of his athletes will be returning to Brunei with medals from the May 13-15 tournament one of the three they are expected to compete in.
Ho's gold medal was secured in the changquan (long fist) discipline. She had earlier won bronze in the jianshu (swordplay) category.
The latest silver medals came from Md Adi Sya'rani Roslan in jianshu (swordplay) and Harris Adli Peranchis in nangun (southern cudgel).
The last exponent to have won a medal, Lee Ying Shi took silver in the duilian (duo sparring with broadsword and spear) and bronze in the changquan (long fist) events.
The final bronze medal came via Md Sufi Shayiran Roslan in the daoshu (sword) category.
Md Sufi won the country's first gold when he took the changquan (long fist) title, with Faustina Woo Wai Sii also emerging victorious in the nandao (southern broad sword) and nanquan (southern fist) events.
Md Adi Sya'rani took silver in changquan while the other bronze medal came from Harris Adli Peranchis in nanquan.
The training stint is meant to prepare the team for the 26th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Indonesia in November.
The side is also expected to compete in 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