Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council president His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah (R) yesterday attended the Olympic Council Asia (OCA) Partnership Summit at the Songdo Convensia in Incheon, South Korea during the sidelines of the Asian Games. Also present was OCA president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah (C). Infofoto
A national sepak takraw player (C) in action during yesterday's men's double event at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The country lost 2-0 to Laos to finish at the bottom of their group. Infofoto
The country's sole fencer at the Games, Md Yunus Hj Abd Hamid (L), in action at the Games. Infofoto
Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council president His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah yesterday attended the Olympic Council Asia (OCA) Partnership Summit at the Songdo Convensia in Incheon, South Korea during the sidelines of the Asian Games.
Yesterday marked the second day of action for the Sultanate's athletes, though none of them were able to make their mark at the Games.
Brunei are out of the sepak takraw men's double event after losing 2-0 to Laos and finishing at the bottom of their group yesterday.
The country's sole fencer at the Games, Md Yunus Hj Abd Hamid, also finished at the bottom of his group after losing all five of his men's sabre matches yesterday - making it a very poor day at the office for the nation's athletes.
Lacing up at the Bucheon Gymnasium for the sepak takraw competition, Ismail Ang and Abdul Hadi Ariffin Metali went down 21-19, 22-20 in their last Group B clash.
The result means they were unable to beat any of their three opponents in the group after falling 2-1 (18-21, 21-17, 21-18) to Myanmar and 2-0 (21-11, 21-16) to Indonesia on Saturday.
Myanmar and Laos proceed to the semi-finals after finishing as first and second in the four-team group.
Brunei are also set to compete in the Sept 29 men's regu competition, where they will face India, Korea, Malaysia and Nepal in Group B.
Md Yunus, meanwhile, started off his day with 5-1 loss to World No 2 Kim Junghwan of South Korea at the Goyang Gymnasium.
He followed that up with a 5-2 loss to Uzbekistan's Konovalov, a player ranked 301st in the world.
His third match was a 5-2 loss to Vietnam's World No 54 Vuthanhan before going down to World No 375 Tilensheiyev of Kazakhtan and ending his day with a 5-0 defeat at the hands of China's Xu Yingming, who is ranked 84th in the world.
Nurul Ain Jaafar will start hertaekwondo competition next Tuesday at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium.
Muhammad Fida'iy Hj Sanif and Mairul Mohammad will take to the field in karatedo at the Gyeyang Gymnasium on Oct 2.
Jamaluddin Hj Marzi, Sukri Jaineh, Nor Alimin Sunggoh Hafizuddin Jamaluddin and Marzuki Munap are also lacing up in sepak takraw.