The national contingent during
Sunday's 3rd Islamic Solidarity
Games opening ceremony in
Palembang, Indonesia. Picture:
Courtesy of the Department of
Youth and Sports
Brunei will start its campaign at the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games with the karate competition today.
Brothers Mohammad Fadilah and Muhammad Fida'iy Sanif will be the first two to see action at the Sriwijaya Promotion Centre in Palembang, Indonesia.
Fadilah will be up against Mohamed Ehmood Humood Alabd Alshaikh of Bahrain in his first match in Pool 1 of the men's Under 67kg Kumite event.
Victory will see him take on Egypt's Mamdouh Hanafy Abdelazez Mohamed in the quarter-finals.
From yesterday's report by the Department of Youth and Sports, Fadilah was said to have fully recovered from cramps that he suffered days earlier.
Fida'iy will start off in the quarter-finals and will face Malaysia's Senthil Kumaran Silvarajoo in Pool 2 of the men's Under 60kg kumite event.
The karate event kicked off yesterday.
The contingent's chef de mission Pg Anak Mohd Sofian Pg Anak Ibrahim and secretariat official visited the competition venues and witness the training.
Wushu exponent Mohammad Sufi Shayiran Roslan earlier had complained of discomfort in his right shoulder. However, he underwent treatment and is back to training without discomfort.
His teammate Lee YingShi was suffering from right lower back spasm after sleeping in a bad posture overnight.
Mohammad Sufi's brother Mohammad Adi Sya'rani is the third wushu exponent at the Games.
The Sultanate is also competeing in athletics and taekwondo being the other two.
London 2012 Olympian Ak Hafiy Tajuddin Pg Rositi is the sole athlete flying the flag for Brunei in athletics and will contest in the men's 400m tomorrow.
The duo of Mohamad Fathullah Mohamad Taib and Nurulain Md Ja'afar will compete in taekwondo.