(From left) Mohd Adi Sya'rani Roslan, Amelia Chan Yi Xin, national wushu coach Li Hui and Hosea Wong Zheng Yu in a group photo at the eighth Asian Junior Wushu Championship at the Xilin Gol League, Inner Mongolia, China, yesterday. Picture: Courtesy of Li Hui
IT WAS a good day for the national junior wushu team after they added two silver and one bronze medals to their tally at the eighth Asian Junior Wushu championships in China yesterday.
Mohd Adi Sya'rani Roslin won the first silver after he placed second in the under-18 daoshu (broadsword) event at the Xilin Gol League, Inner Mongolia.
The other silver medal was courtesy of Amelia Chan Yi Xin in the under-18 changquan (long fist) event while the bronze medal was won by Hosea Wong Zheng Yu in the under-15 taijijian (taiji double-edged sword) event.
National wushu coach Li Hui was delighted with the result produced by his charges.
"These are very good results and we are among the top Asian juniors now," said Li. "As a coach, I'm very pleased to see the improvement of our athletes and we have gained fruitful results from the hard work," he added.
"I will do my very best to boost and speed up expanding the Brunei wushu team," continued Li. Brunei had sent a total of 10 athletes to the August 6-9 biennial competition. Mohd Sufi Shayiran Roslan had won the first silver medal for the Sultanate in the nandao (southern sword) event on Thursday.
A total of 396 athletes from 24 countries are competing at tournament. Brunei only managed two bronze medals at the previous edition held in Manila back in 2013. Sufi bagged the bronze in the nanquan (southern fist) event while Ang Guan Liat won the other in the taijiquan (taiji fist) event.
The pair of Lee YingShi and Faustina Woo Wai Sii delivered gold in the duilian (duo sparring with broadsword and spear) event in Shanghai back in 2011.