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Brunei Kempo athletes win 1 gold at Sea Games trial-run
Monday, September 12, 2011

Brunei finished last week's Southeast Asian (SEA) Games trial-run in Jakarta with one gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

The Brunei Darussalam Shorinji Kempo Federation (Perkeb) sent eight athletes to the Sept 9-11 event at the Ciracas Sports Complex in East Jakarta, Indonesia, with five of them making trips to the podium.

The Sultanate's best athlete was Dzulhusmie Hj Kahan Randori, who won the only gold in the randori (sparring) event (Class 50kg).

Rafidah Hj Rosli and Mohd Shamsul Makmun finished second in the embu pasangan (artistic team) mixed yudansha (black belt) and combined with Muhammad Ali-Rashid Hj Mohd Alipah and Pg Hj Mohd Rudiwasni Pg Hj Mohd Daud in the embu beregu (group) yudansha for the other silver.

Pg Hj Mohd Rudiwasni also won bronze in the randori (Class 70kg) event, with the other bronze coming from Mohd Shamsul and Muhammad Ali-Rashid in the embu pasangan yudansha.

Apart from the hosts and Brunei, the three-day competition also saw Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, Timor Leste and Vietnam in action.

Brunei Shorinji Kempo coach Sensei Agus Tanimoto was happy with the result and felt the team could finish on the podium once again if they were sent to the Nov 11-21 SEA Games.

"I would like to thank all Bruneians for their prayers and support for this event, especially Perkeb president Pg Dato Paduka Hj Rosli Pg Hj Chuchu," he said.

"I also want to thank Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BNOC) president His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah for all his support."

Courtesy from Brunei Times