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Brunei secure bronze in karate
Sunday, May 7, 2023
National karate exponent Muhd Harith bin Dahlan holds his trophy. PHOTO: SECRETARIAT

Brunei Darussalam earned their first medal of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games after securing bronze in the men’s under-55 kilogrammes event in karate at the Chroy Changvar International Convention and Exhibition Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia yesterday.

National karate exponent Muhd Harith bin Dahlan beat his Laotian opponent H Vongsidar 6-2 in the repechage round to claim the all-important bronze.

Muhd Harith had earlier lost to Malaysia’s Prem Kumar Selvam 7-0 before receiving another shot of winning the country’s first medal.

His conqueror Prem Kumar Selvam eventually won the gold medal while Thailand’s Chanpet Setthapong settled for silver.

Courtesy from Borneo Bulletin