Fencers in action during an
earlier competition in Brunei.
The Sultanate's campaign at
the 2nd Asian Youth Games in
Nanjing, China, came to an
end after fencers Md Hazeeq
Asmui'e Md Fadzilah and Muhd
Aizuddin Yaqin Hj Yahya failed
to record a win in their
matches yesterday. Picture:
The curtains came down on Brunei's campaign at the 2nd Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China, yesterday.
The duo of Md Hazeeq Asmui'e Md Fadzilah and Muhd Aizuddin Yaqin Hj Yahya saw action in the men's foil individual event but neither made it into the win column at the Nanjing International Expo Centre.
Md Hazeeq was up against fencers from Libya, Malaysia, Japan, Mongolia and Thailand in the round of pools where he managed five touches.
He then lost 15-3 to Ryan Choi Chun Yun of Hong Kong in the round of 32, spelling an end to his campaign.
Muhd Aizuddin, meanwhile, competed against Japan, Kuwait, Singapore, China and UAE in the round of pools and registered four touches to his name.
He was then hammered 15-0 by Japan's Toshiya Saito, who won silver after losing 15-6 to Cheung Ka Long of Hong Kong, in the last-32.
The Sultanate had two other fencers brothers Muhd Anaqi Danish Asahrin and Mohd Haziq Asahrin at the August 16-24 multisport event.
Muhd Anaqi Danish, who is the youngest member of the five-athlete Brunei contingent at 13, defeated Syed Adam Emir Putra of Malaysia 15-13 to move into the last-32 of the men's sabre individual event on Monday.
However, he was denied a spot in the quarter-finals after losing 15-8 to Iraq's Murtadha Al-Musawi of Iraq.
Mohd Haziq Asahrin failed to advance to the last-16 after losing 15-10 to Japan's Kento Hoshino.
Golfer Mohd Qazzri Fakhri Hj Aslimon is the only other athletes flying the Brunei flag at the Games.
He finished 16th with a three-day total of 19-over par 235 at the Zhongshan International Golf Club.
According to Hazel Tan, Mohd Qazzri's coach, she is proud of her athlete and felt he required more exposure as stated in Tuesday's daily report prepared by the Department of Youth and Sports
"In my opinion, Qazzri could have performed better than what he ended up shooting. He missed at least three birdies that were within 10 feet and only ended up with two birdies for today's (Tuesday's) round," said Tan.
"For the his first time playing in a prestige event such as this, I'm proud of not only how he handled pressure but also of how focused he was in his preparation during the competition days.
"Qazzri has so much potential and with proper guidance, I foresee him going far in the world of golf representing Brunei," she added.
"In addition, he needs more playing experience with regional and international players, so as to motivate and increase his golf standard even more," she concluded.
Hosts China have amassed a total of 36 gold, 20 silver and 21 bronze to run away at the top of the medal standings.
South Korea is the closest contender with 13 gold, nine silver and nine bronze while Thailand are in third with five gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze medals.