Adi Sya'rani (L)
and Mohammad Sufi
will kick off their
campaign at the
Picture: BT file
Brothers Mohammad Sufi Shayiran Roslan and Mohammad Adi Sya'rani kickstart their busy campaign at the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) today, with Lee Yingshi set to follow suit tomorrow.
The country's three wushu exponents at the ISG make up the bulk of the eight-member team, and with three other Bruneians already knocked out of the athletics and karate competition, it is now up to Md Sufi, younger brother Mohammad Adi Sya'rani and Lee to make their mark in Palembang, Indonesia.
Yesterday's daily update from the contingent's secretariat reported that the trio are all in good condition Md Sufi had earlier complained of discomfort in his right shoulder and Lee developed back spasms earlier in the week, though none of those worries prevented them from training.
All in all, the trio will compete in nine categories over the next four days with Brunei also set to see action in taekwondo when Mohamad Fathullah Mohamad Taib and Nurulain Md Ja'afar lace up on Monday.
Sufi is scheduled to represent the country in Nan Quan and Adi in the Dao Shu events at the Jakabaring Gymnastics Hall today.
Sufi will also be taking part in Nan Dao tomorrow, Nan Gun on Monday and Duilian on Tuesday with hopes high that he will do well in the Nan Gun event after wining bronze in that discipline during last month's 7th Asian Junior Wushu Championships in Manila.
Adi also has a full schedule with Chang Quan tomorrow, Gun Shu on Monday and Duilian on Tuesday.
Brunei's other wushu representative, Lee, will only be taking part in the Chang Quan tomorrow.
The wushu athletes had two sessions of training focusing on their stamina exercises and technique performances at their competition venue yesterday, according to the report sent by the secretariat.
Mohamad Fathullah and Nurulain also spent their day training on their kicking and did technique exercises at their competition venue, Sriwijaya Promotion Center.
Fathullah is set to face an opponent from Bahrain in the kyorugi 73kg below knock-out stage on Monday while Nurulain will go head-to-head with an opponent from Bangladesh in the kyorugi 73kg below on the same day.
Brunei's three other athletes at the Games have all failed to impress after each of them were unable to progress past the first round of their respective events.
National sprinter and 2012 London Olympian, Ak Hafiy Tajuddin Pg Rositi didn't make it through from his 400m heats as he crossed the line in fifth after clocking 49.94 seconds on Wednesday.
The ISG started out on the wrong note for the Sultanate after brothers Muhammad Fida'iy and Mohammad Fadilah Sanif crashed out during the first hurdle in the karate competition on Tuesday.
Muhammad Fida'iy was unfortunate to lose 7-6 after a quick comeback from Malaysia's Senthil Kumaran Silvarajoo in the first round (round-of-16) of the men's under 60kg kumite event.
Mohammad Fadilah was handed a 6-0 beating by Bahrain's Mohamed Ehmood Humood Alabd Alshaikh in his first match up in the round-of-32.