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Brunei junior wushu athlete strikes gold in Asian meet
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Brunei national junior wushu athlete Majdurano Joel Majallah Sain with his gold medal with national coach Li Hui. – LI HUI

BRUNEI Darussalam’s national junior wushu athlete Majdurano Joel Majallah Sain struck gold in the Boy’s Nandao event in the 9th Asian Junior Wushu Championships at the Park Chung Hee Gymnasium in Gumi City, South Korea on Tuesday.

The rising wushu talent prevailed in a tough field of competitors with a score of 9.48 points ahead of Hong Kong’s Tsz Chung Ng who clinched silver with 9.46 points and Malaysia’s Caleb Kiran Bala with 9.45 points.

Brunei Darussalam’s national wushu coach Li Hui hailed his pupil adding that it was the best individual achievement for wushu.

“This is the first gold medal in this tournament. I am really happy with the achievement,” said the national head coach.

Li Hui, who oversaw considerable success in the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur last year with Basma Lachkar claiming silver and Md Sufi Shayiran bin Roslan winning bronze, continued that the sport is fast gathering pace.

“This proves that we are progressing fast. I would also like to express my gratitude to the government and the Wushu federation for their continued support,” added the head coach.

Earlier, Majdurano claimed silver medal in the Boy’s Nanquan event which he shared with Malaysia’s Caleb Kiran Bala after the pair was awarded the same number of points with 9.22 points, losing only by 0.01 points to eventual winner Tsz Chung.

Courtesy from Borneo Bulletin