BRUNEI will end their campaign at the 18th Malaysian Games (SUKMA) in Kuching with a haul of one silver and three bronze medals after the cycling and 10-pin bowling teams failed to finish on the podium in the penultimate day yesterday.
The result means that they didn’t manage to eclipse their tally from two years ago where they returned with one gold medal from Perlis. The cycling team of Md Hamizan Hj Herman, Md Al-Wa’ie Hj Aini, Md Faesal Firdaus Md Nurfadillah and Abdul Mu’iz Yuzaini placed 23rd to 26th position respectively in the field of 33 participants in the Cross Country MTB at Bukit Siol Track.
They crossed the line four laps behind gold medallist Abdul Arif Abdul Rahman of Terrenganu, who clocked a time of 1:29:05 to finish 31 seconds ahead of teammate Muhd Suhaimi Ghani. Over at the Megalane Bowling Centre, Abu Khaledi Yussrri Abu Bakar placed 12th in the field of 16 contestants in the men’s masters event after recording 2876 pinfalls through 15 games.
Sarawak’s Ervin Lim Wai Mun finished at the top of the podium with his score of 3448 pinfalls while Cheah Yung Ren of Federal Territories settled for silver with 3186 pinfalls. Brunei’s best achiever at the Games is wushu exponent Mohd Adi Salihin Roslan who won the silver in the nandao (southern sword) event on Monday.
The three bronze medals were all from taekwondo last week. Brunei sent a 32-athletes contingent to the Games to take part in nine of the 24 sports on offer — 10-pin bowling, athletics, cycling, golf, karatedo, pencak silat, swimming, taekwondo and wushu.