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Rio 2016 Olympics scholarship for top athletes
Thursday, November 26, 2015

BDNOC President His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah (L) handing over a certificate for the Rio 2016 Olympics scholarship to top athlete Md Fakhri Ismail. Two other athletes, Maizurah Abdul Rahim and Tiara Shahril Anwar, were chosen as recipients of the scholarship, awarded by the International Olympic Council (IOC) through the Olympic Solidarity Programme. The athletes will receive US$1,000 each month to help with their training from November 2015 to July 2016. HRH Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah said the athletes should not waste the opportunity given to them and need to show improvement every month until the 2016 Rio Olympics which will run from Aug 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, next year. Fakhri is also first Bruneian to qualify for the heats at the IAAF World Championships - in which he competed with Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt in the same race - after he finished third with a time of 10.73s in the preliminary round at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing last August. BT/Yusri Adanan

Courtesy from Brunei Times