Alihan Muda won the country's first gold medal in the men's Discus F35 yesterday. He then made it a double, winning the men's Shot Put F35, too. Picture: Infofoto
(Pic, Top) Alihan Muda won
Brunei's second gold in the
men's Shot Put F35. (Pic,
Above) Norhensan Hj Mataha,
who won Brunei's first medal
with a bronze in the women's
Javelin F12 event on Friday,
contributed two silver medals
yesterday. Pictures: Infofoto
Alihan Muda was two times a hero for Brunei yesterday.
He not only bagged the Sultanate's first gold medal, but also doubled that figure after the second day of competition at the 6th ASEAN Para Games in Solo, Indonesia.
In winning two gold medals yesterday, Alihan had bettered his performance of one gold and two silver medals at the previous edition of the Games in Kuala Lumpur two years ago.
The 26-year-old Bruneian secured the country's first gold medal in the men's Discus F35. He defeated the Malaysian duo of Davis Machang and Bajuri Ladis, who took home the silver and bronze, respectively.
He won his second gold medal from the men's Shot Put F35 with the same two Malaysians completing the podium.
Besides the two gold medals, the Sultanate also added three silver and two bronze medals from the Manahan Stadium yesterday.
Norhensan Hj Mataha, who won Brunei's first medal with a bronze in the women's Javelin F12 event on Friday, contributed two of the silver medals.
She got her first silver in the women's Shot Put F12 event after finishing second to Malaysia's Hemala Devi Enikutty.
Jeanette Acebeda of the Philippines took the bronze after coming in third.
Norhensan then once again lost out to her Malaysian rival, who has won three gold medals for her country, in the women's Discus F12 event. Acebeda bagged the bronze as well.
The Sultanate's other silver medal came courtesy of Razali Subi in the men's Long Jump F44 event.
He failed to defend the gold he won two years ago after losing to Thailand's Suthi Uamsamut. The bronze went to Aung Myint Htay of Myanmar.
Brunei's bronze medal was won by Shari Juma'at in the men's Shot Put F55 after he finished third behind Joel Balatucan of the Philippines and Indonesia's Saputro Riyadi respectively.
Last but not least, Sibuang Hj Kalong lost his crown in the men's Javelin F11 after finishing in third place.
Deden Komarudin of Indonesia won the gold and Muhammad Amirul of Malaysia secured the silver.
Brunei will enter the third day of competition in Solo with a total medal haul of two gold, three silver and four bronze medals and are sitting in eighth place in the 11-team table.
Meanwhile, Thailand are in pole position to make it four in a row with a commendable lead at the top of the table with a haul of 58 gold, 37 silver and 32 bronze medals after just two days of competition.
The hosts Indonesia are second with 38 gold, 43 silver and 41 bronze while Malaysia are third with 21 gold, 17 silver and 15 bronze medals.
Courtesy from Brunei Times