Brothers Mohd Adi
Syarani (L) and Mohd Sufi
Shayiran Roslan (R) at the
Brunei International Airport
yesterday. Picture: BT/Ak
Fauzi Pg Salleh
Brunei's Wushu team have returned stronger after completing a 42-day stint at the Fujian Vocational Sports Centre in the Fujian Province of China as they preparing for the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to be held in Myanmar in December.
The team of Faustina Woo Wai Sii, Lee YingShi, Ang Guat Lian, brothers Mohd Adi Syarani and Mohd Sufi Shayiran Roslan were put through two training sessions daily 8.30-11.45am and 2.30-5.30pm as well as three 7-9pm sessions in a week.
"I feel great. I think we have improved a lot. We trained with the world champions there in China.
"They were very helpful and we learned new movements in the training," said Mohd Sufi Syahiran in an interview with The Brunei Times at the International Airport in Berakas yesterday.
"The training was a bit different. We did a lot more sets in China.
"We did a lot of running too.
"It was a good combination of technique and physical training.
"We still need to continue our training though. We are not going to stop.
"We look forward to our next training in July or August at Ning Xia in China, added the 15-year-old.
National wushu coach Li Hui, previously expressed his gratitude towards the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BNOC), Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and the Wushu Federation of Brunei Darussalam for the strong support.
He also said that the team have benefitted and shown great progress from the training.
Wushu is one of the sports that can potentially deliver gold for Brunei at the SEA Games after they managed their best achievement to date just last year.
Woo and Lee teamed up and they hit gold in the duilian event at the 8th Asian Wushu Championships in Vietnam in August.
The pair finished the event with 9.59 points narrowly defeating Hong Kong, which had 9.58 points, at the Phu Tho Indoor Sports Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City.
With a total of 21 countries participating in the tournament, Brunei finished in eighth place at the August 21-25 event.
Courtesy from Brunei Times