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Brunei wushu continues winning tradition
Saturday, December 28, 2013

The success stories continue for Brunei wushu after the national junior squad returned with 10 gold, five silver and six bronze medals from the Miri Sarawak 2013 Wushu Invited Championships earlier this week.

It was a good result considering that it was the first taste of competition at the regional level for the majority of the 18 wushu athletes aged between six and 15.

Brothers Mohd Sufi Shayiran, Mohd Adi Shayiran, Mohd Adi Salihin and Mohd Safiee Shayferan Roslan were the biggest contributors to the tally at the two-day competition which ended on Monday at the Dewan Suarah Miri.

Sufi finished at the top of the podium for the nanquan (southern fist) event while Adi Shayiran bagged two gold medals in the 'guiding' changquan (set long fist) and daoshu (sabre) events.

Adi Salihin captured the gold medal from the guiding yi tao changquan (set first style long fist) event while Mohd Safiee Shayferan notched his gold medal from the changquan sanlu event.

Basma was also a big winner with two gold medals from the changquan (long fist) sanlu and jianshu (swordplay) events.

Joel equalled that feat after finishing at the top of podium twice in the beginning fist and daoshu events.

Xin Ge won gold in the changquan sanlu event to complete their gold haul.

Prior to departure, national wushu coach Li Hui said that the competition will serve to train the new athletes and allow them to gain more experience

The main target for the team remains the 5th World Junior Wushu Championships in Antalya, Turkey from March 11-18.

The competition in March will be used as a qualification system for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Ching from August 16-28.

Courtesy from Brunei Times