HRH Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah
(C) and South Sumatera
Governor Hj Alex Noerdin
on the sidelines of the
Islamic Solidarity Games in
yesterday. Picture: Courtesy
of the Department of Youth
His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah, the President of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BNOC), yesterday arrived in Palembang, Indonesia for the opening of today's 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games.
The country has sent eight athletes in four sports athletics, karate, taekwondo and wushu to this year's edition of the Games.
A press release issued by the Department of Youth and Sports yesterday stated that HRH Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah attended the team welcome ceremony and flag raising ceremony at the Jakabaring Sports Complex's Wisma Atlet, where he was welcomed by South Sumatera Governor Hj Alex Noerdin.
HRH Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah also visited the athletes, secretariats and medical staff when at Wisma Atlet and attended the welcome dinner at night.
Brunei is one of the 43 countries competing for medals at the Games.
The secretariat stated that the schedule they have received has the karate competition penned in from Monday to Thursday and athletics from Wednesday to Saturday.
The taekwondo and wushu events are slated to start on Saturday and end the following Tuesday.
The complete schedule will only be formalised after the respective sports' managers meeting.
London 2012 Olympian Ak Hafiy Tajuddin Pg Rositi is the country's sole representative in athletics and will compete in the men's 400-metre event.
Siblings Mohammad Fadillah and Muhammad Fida'iy Sanif will compete in karate while the duo of Mohamad Fathullah Mohamad Taib and Nurulain Md Ja'afar will compete in taekwondo.
The trio of Lee YingShi and brothers Md Sufi Shayiran and Mohammad Adi Sya'rani Roslan will represent the Sultanate in wushu.
The 17-member contingent headed by Pg Anak Mohd Sofian Pg Anak Hj Ibrahim left on Friday.