It was disappointment for Md Sufi Shayiran Roslan at the 12th World Wushu Championships in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
The 15-year-old finished 28th out of 41 participants in the nangun (southern staff) event tallying 9.27 points at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, where he was given a deduction of 0.20 points after a mistake with one of his routines.
"I could have finished in 14th place if not for the mistake where I lost hold of the staff that led to the deduction of 0.20 points," said Sufi in an interview with The Brunei Times yesterday.
"I feel disappointed because of that but I've tried my best.
"I will need to train more ahead of the SEA Games," added Brunei's sole contestant at the event.
This is also the first time that the Sultanate is competing at the world meet.
Sufi will complete his campaign at the Oct 28 - Nov 6 biennial competition with the nandao (southern sword) event today.
"I just expect to do my best and be confident in myself not to make any mistakes again," he concluded.
He opened his account by finishing in 12th out of 38 competitors in the nanquan (southern fist) event with 9.47 points on Friday.