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Karate delivers Borneo Gold for Brunei
Monday, September 16, 2013

Brunei bagged one gold, one silver and one bronze on day two of the fifth edition of the Borneo Games in Labuan yesterday.

All the medals came from karate, with Mohammad Mairul delivering the Sultanate's only gold after defeating Vinnidick Wilson Charlie from Sarawak in men's 67kg kumite event.

The silver medal came from Syafiqah Mohammad in women's 45kg kumite event, while Brunei's bronze medal was won by Mohd Khairul Azahar after his performances in the men's 60kg kumite event.

Meanwhile, the national basketball team fell to a 75-59 defeat to Labuan yesterday.

Brunei Darussalam has sent a 138-strong contingent including technical officers, coaches and 114 athletes to take part in 11 sports athletics, sepak takraw, swimming, pencak silat, karate-do, football, futsal, lawn bowl, top spinning, basketball and tug-of-war in this year's edition of the tournament.

This year's event will see Labuan and Brunei joined by Sabah, Sarawak and four territories from Kalimantan, Indonesia at the Games.

Hosts of the previous Games in 2011, East Kalimantan won the eight-team tournament after winning 57 gold, 32 silver and 37 bronze medals.

Brunei finished fourth at the 2011 Games after winning eight gold, six silver and five bronze medals.

Brunei's best finish came when they hosted the third edition of the meet in 2009 and won 13 gold, 15 silver and 18 bronze medals. The Borneo Games will continue through until the 22nd of September.

Courtesy from Brunei Times