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Brunei fencing team end SEA Games stint
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, President of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council, speaks with Hajah Anis Sabrina binti Haji Yahya. – INFOFOTO

THE national fencing team ended their campaign in the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre in Segambut yesterday.

Mohammad Hardiwan Shah bin Rahim went the farthest among the country’s fencing representatives after managing to get out of the round in the Men’s Individual Sabre event.

In the quick preliminary round, the national fencer had to contend with a tough group of competitors from Philippines, Cambodia, Singapore and Vietnam.

Singapore and Vietnam are traditionally the most skilled athletes in the sport.

However, Mohammad Hardiwan’s progress was halted after losing 15-10 to Indonesia’s Ricky Dhisullimah in the table of 16.

His compatriot Muhd Anaqi Danish bin Asahrin, who also competed in the same event, unfortunately bowed out early in the preliminary rounds of the competition.

Meanwhile, Hajah Anis Sabrina binti Haji Yahya did not make it to the knock-out rounds, suffering similar fate as Anaqi in the Women’s Individual Foil event despite getting one win to her name.

Singapore’s Amita Berthier won gold in the Women’s Individual Foil after beating Philippines’s Samantha Kyle Catantan 15-7 in the final.

The Singaporean teenager had to dig deep after trailing from 5-1 down in the semi-final to move into the gold medal match with a 15-9 win.

Courtesy from Borneo Bulletin