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Learning curve for wushu team
Monday, September 30, 2013

National wushu exponent Lee
Yingshi finished last in
her women's changquan (long
fist) event at the 3rd
Islamic Solidarity Games
(ISG) in Palembang,
Indonesia yesterday.
Picture: Courtesy of the
Department of Youth and

It was a tough day for Brunei at the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) in Palembang, Indonesia yesterday after the Sultanate's three wushu exponents struggled to keep up with their opponents.

Lee Yingshi finished at the bottom of the women's changquan (long fist) event after recording 9.47 points at the Jakabaring Gymnastic Hall.

Loh Ying Ting of Malaysia won the event on 9.65 points, Iran's Hanieh Rajabi claimed silver after falling short by 0.01 points while her compatriot Nafiseh Poorganji was a further 0.01 points away at third.

Md Sufi Shayiran Roslan, 15, failed to replicate his strong performance from Saturday when he lost out on bronze in the nanquan (southern fist) discipline by 0.02 points after finishing fifth in the men's nandao (southern broad sword) event after registering 9.24 points yesterday.

Malaysia's Kevan Cheah Peng Heng currently leads the standings with 9.65 points while compatriot Bong Teck Fuu is 0.02 points behind and Egypt's Mohamed Abdelrahman Abdalla third on 9.62 points.

Md Sufi who won bronze in the nangun (southern staff) event during last month's 7th Asian Junior Wushu Championships in Manila still has a chance at finishing on the podium when he takes to the arena for the nangun (southern staff) event today.

Medals in the weapon events such as nandao and nangun are only awarded after points from the two categories are combined.

Md Sufi's brother Mohammad Adi finished fourth in the changquan (long fist) event after recording 9.36 points.

Wong Weng Son grabbed gold for Malaysia on 9.64 points after he pipped compatriot Khaw Jun Lim by 0.01 points. Iran's Ehsan Peyghambri completed the podium on 9.61 points.

The 14-year-old still has a shot at finishing with a medal when he competes in the gunshu (long staff) event today. He is currently in third place after notching 9.48 points in the daoshu (sword) event on Saturday.

The brothers will then team up for the duilian (duo sparring with broadsword and spear) tomorrow.

According to the daily report from the secretariat, national wushu coach Li Hui felt that the overall performance by his charges was good despite some mistakes that cost them dearly.

"Their overall performance was good but they made some mistakes to lose full marks," said Li.

"For example, Adi did a wrong leap and Sufi made wrong move with the backflip.

"Yingshi didn't make any mistakes but (her) movement was not robust," he added.

Mohamad Fathullah Mohamad Taib and Nurulain Md Ja'afar will compete in taekwondo at the Sriwijaya Promotion Center today.

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.

Meanwhile, the other three Bruneian athletes at the Games Ak Hafiy Tajuddin Pg Rositi, brothers Muhammad Fida'iy and Mohammad Fadilah Sanif arrived back in the Sultanate yesterday.

The Sultanate had started off their campaign on the wrong foot after brothers Muhammad Fida'iy and Mohammad Fadilah Sanif crashed out during the first hurdle of the karate competition last 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 while 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.

Ak Hafiy Tajuddin didn't advance from his 400m heats as he crossed the line in fifth after clocking 49.94 seconds the next day.

Courtesy from Brunei Times