His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah (2nd R), the President of Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BDNOC), in a group photo after the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games briefing at the Windsor Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday. Picture: Courtesy of BDNOC
HIS Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah, the President of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BDNOC), attended a briefing on the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) on Sunday at the Windsor Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The 57-member Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) will hold the multi-sport quadrennial event in Baku, Azerbaijan, from May 12-22 next year.
The sultanate had competed in the inaugural edition of the Games in Saudi Arabia as well as the Women Islamic games in Tehran in 2005.
They managed to return with a haul of one gold, two silver and two bronze medals from the latter games.
The second edition was originally scheduled for 2009 in Iran and was rescheduled to 2010 before being cancelled.
The last edition in 2013 was a merger of both competitions.
Brunei sent a 17-member contingent, made up of eight athletes, competing in athletics, karate, taekwondo and wushu to Palembang, Indonesia.
They returned with a silver medal after wushu brothers Md Sufi Shayiran and Mohammad Adi Sya’rani Roslan placed second in the men’s duilian (duo sparring with broadsword and spear) event.
Indonesia are the defending champions with a haul of 36 gold, 34 silver and 34 bronze medals, while Iran were runners-up with 30 gold, 17 silver and 12 bronze medals.