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Brunei claim fourth gold medal
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Muzhamrie Hj Mohammad
(Above Left) and Md Faizuddin
Hj Ahmad Yakop (Above Right)
of Brunei A competing in Division
9 doubles event of the 4th Special
Olympics Asia Pacific Bocce
Games at the Bolkiah Stadium
of the Royal Brunei Police
Force (RBPF)

Brunei added another gold medal to their haul yesterday after dominating Division 2 of the Unified Doubles event of the 4th Special Olympics Asia Pacific Bocce Games 2012 at the Bolkiah Stadium of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) headquarters in Gadong.

The duo of Dr Nurafiffah Izzati Hj Abd Rahman and Nurulain Hj Affandi of Brunei A stamped their class over Malaysian pair of Manuel Das Kulandaisamy and Dewa Putu Teja Laksana 7-4.

Brunei A also managed to pocket three silver medals to take their two-day total to four gold, six silver and two bronze medals. The haul put them in fourth position of the seven-team table.

The first silver was courtesy of Li Chun Gid and Khairul Sabirin Shaarani, who lost 7-5 to Bangladesh pair M Tarequl Alam Khandakar and Md Nuruzzaman in Division 4.

Fatin Zulraini Abdullah and Dk Amaliyana Pg Hj Mohammad settled for the silver in Division 5 after losing 12-5 to Angelo Puzon and Franz Mikko A Mapanao of the Philippines.

In Division 9, Muzhamrie Hj Mohammad and Md Faizuddin Hj Ahmad Yakop absorbed a 6-2 defeat against Fiky Wicahnyono and Sarno Natalio Sihombing of Indonesia.

Brunei B managed to bag two silvers and two bronzes yesterday. However, they are at the bottom of the standings with two golds, five silvers and three bronzes.

Muhaimin Mudin and Muhd Anis Firdaus Hj Maidin were second best after losing 11-8 to Thailand's team of Sudarat Ruedee and Nampung Saenglert in Division 1.

The other silver came from Siti Nurafiffah Azimah Sahal and Hjh Jamilah Hj Sulaiman, who lost 9-3 to Bangladesh duo Sonia Parvin and Sylvia Rahman in Division 1.

The bronze medals were obtained from the duo of Md Syukri Anwari and Md Fahmi Safar and pair of Nurhamraa Chaine and Nisfiaturohmah Sofian after both shared third spot in Division 3.

Meanwhile, the Philippines remain at the top of standings after winning two more golds and silvers. They now have a total of seven golds, four silvers and one bronze.

Filipino duo Christine Joy Galura and Katherine Gan topped Division 6 after defeating Bangladesh pair BMA Kafi Uzzal and Md Mungurul Islam 10-7.

The two silver medals were from Harold Jay and Raymund Ladia, who lost to Thailand's Duangdao Siinita and Nitiya Thaweephon 4-2 in Division 3, and Cherry Rose Lopez and Nikki Louise Somollo, who bowed to Indonesia's Miati Tifani and Dwi Puji Lestari 7-5 in Division 8.

Thailand and Bangladesh are tied with six gold medals each. However, Thailand have four silvers and two bronzes while Bangladesh have two silvers and three bronzes.

Malaysia are fifth with four golds, five silvers and two bronzes followed by Indonesia with two golds, five silvers and four bronzes.

The competition continues today with the Team and Unified events starting at 8am.

Courtesy from Brunei Times