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Brunei win bronze in sepak takraw
Thursday, August 17, 2017
His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, President of Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council in a group photo with the national team. – INFOFOTO

The National Sepak Takraw squad participating in the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur claimed the first medal for the country, a bronze medal in the Chinlone event. – INFOFOTO

BRUNEI Darussalam National Sepak Takraw team bagged their first medal in the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after being awarded bronze in the men’s chinlone event at the Titiwangsa Indoor Stadium in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

The national team accumulated 157 points to win automatic bronze with only three teams competing in the discipline.

SEA Games hosts Malaysia and the Philippines progressed to the final after they both totalled 376 and 293 points respectively.

Malaysia won the gold medal for the first time after accumulating 391 points while the Philippines took silver after managing 271 points in the final.

It was the first medals offered to the winning nations in this year’s edition of the SEA Games and the bronze temporarily put Brunei Darussalam third of the medal classification in the pre-opening ceremony events.

Chinlone was introduced in the SEA Games in Myanmar in 2013. It involves six players taking turns juggling the sepak takraw ball in a circle and showcasing a variety of skills and abilities using their footwork.

Courtesy from Borneo Bulletin