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More games medals in sight
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Players from Brunei (L) and
Sabah (R) compete in the
2009 Borneo Games Sepak
Takraw held in Bandar Seri
Begawan. Brunei is in
contention for another Sepak
Takraw medal after winning
silver in the doubles event.
Picture: BT file

The sepak takraw team are on track to add another medal at the 5th Borneo Games in Labuan.

They have advanced into the semi-finals of the Regu event after winning both their matches yesterday.

They started out with a 3-1 (9-15, 15-7, 15-7, 15-7) victory over South Kalimantan before cruising to a 3-0 (15-3, 15-4, 15-7) against Labuan B in the second match to win Group B.

They will face the Group A runners-up today in their semi-final meeting at 9.30am.

The sepak takraw team had managed a silver medal on Tuesday after losing to Sabah in the final of the doubles event.

The gasing team are also on track to defend their title after they advanced into the four of the five finals that they are competing in.

Meanwhile, the football team picked up their second straight win after beating East Kalimantan 2-1 at Matrikulasi Stadium.

They will be hoping to keep their winning form as they take on Labuan today at the Dataran Labuan at 4pm.

The futsal team also started off their campaign on the right track after thrashing Labuan B 6-1 in the opener.

They went back-to-back after defeating Labuan A 5-0 in their second match.

Sabah will be their next test at 8am today followed by a meeting against East Kalimantan at 3pm.

The Sultanate has sent a 138-member contingent to the Sept 13-22 multi-sport event.

They are competing 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.

Their current tally stands at two gold, three silver and two bronze medals.

Mohammad Hamizan Sanif delivered the country's first gold on Saturday after defeating Mohd Zairam Zainal from Sabah in the 75kg and below kumite even.

The second gold was courtesy of Mohammad Mairul after he defeated Vinnidick Wilson Charlie from Sarawak in men's 67kg and below kumite final on Sunday.

The last edition of the Games in 2011 saw Brunei finish fourth after winning eight gold, six silver and five bronze medals.

Courtesy from Brunei Times