Golfer Md Qazzri Fakhri Hj
Aslimon will be one of the three
Bruneians participating in
Monday's Dream Program 2013 in
South Korea an event which caters
to youth from countries without a
winter sports culture. icture: BT file
Three Bruneians will be among the hundreds of young athletes participating in Monday's Dream Program 2013 in South Korea an event which caters to youth from countries without a winter sports culture.
The Jan 6-17 programme is being held at the Alpensia resort in Gangnueng, Gangwon Province, which will host the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Runner Md Shahriffudin Salleh will be joined by golfer Md Qazzri Fakhri Hj Aslimon and swimmer Florence Sea Wern Lyn at the 12-day event, where they will be joined by coach Umi Karim. The quartet are set to depart today.
Md Shahriffudin, Md Qazzri Fakhri and Florence Sea will be among the 166 young athletes from 40 countries who will be enrolled in the Winter Sports Academy, where they will receive systematic and professional training from Korean Olympic medalists and national athletes.
According to a Press release issued by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the prime objective of the Dream Program is to fulfill the promise with the international sports world to expand the base of sports by inviting young people from countries where winter sports is not available and providing them with systemic training to winter sports.
Not only will the program provide the trio with some unforgettable experiences competing in winter sports, it will also promote the exchange of culture and friendship among youth from all over the world.
Though they might find themselves in unchartered territory when it comes to winter sports, the trio have a proven track record in their respective fields.
Md Shahriffudin won the men's 5km category during October's National Youth Day Run while Md Qazzri Fakhri claimed the 2011 Junior Golf Classic.
On the international front, Md Qazzri Fakhri also represented Brunei at last year's World Junior Golf Championships in Jakarta and Malaysia Games (Sukma) in Pahang.
Sea, meanwhile, has flew the national flag at the 2011 FINA Swimming World Cup in Singapore and the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games in the United Kingdom - both short-course events.
Courtesy from Brunei Times