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Mixed fortunes for Brunei
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Two Karate exponents in this
file photo compete during
the fourth Borneo Games.
Brunei has won all its
medals in Karate so far at
the fifth edition of the
Borneo Games. Picture: BT

It was a day of a mixed fortunes for the national athletes on day three of the fifth edition of the Borneo Games in Labuan yesterday.

The lawn bowls event saw the Sultanate beat Sabah in the team's event with a score of 15-10, while all the representatives in the single events were defeated in the opening rounds.

The national sepak takraw teams also emerged victorious after defeating South Kalimantan (3-0) and Labuan A (3-0) in their respective opening round matches.

Meanwhile, the national basketball team fell to their second defeat this time to Sabah (83-52) and they will take on East Kalimantan tonight.

As of yesterday, Brunei have now collected two gold, two silver and two bronze medals with all of them were coming from the karate events.

Mohammad Hamizan Sanif delivered the Sultanate's first gold on Saturday after defeating Mohd Zairam Zainal from Sabah in the 75kg and below kumite event,while the other gold came from Mohammad Mairul as he defeated Vinnidick Wilson Charlie from Sarawak in men's 67kg and below kumite final on Sunday.

The first silver came from Mohd Izzudin Irfan Mohd Faizal in the men's 75kg and above kumite event on Saturday while Syafiqah Mohammad added the other after winning the women's 45kg and below kumite event on Sunday.

The bronze medals came from Suzielita Hj Mohd Faizan and Muhd Khairul Azahar Muhd Shahrin in the women's 61kg and below and men's 60kg and below kumite events respectively.

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 Sunday.

Courtesy from Brunei Times