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Athletes urged to approach competition with seriousness
Tueday, August 1, 2023
Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council Deputy President Haji Mohd Zamri bin Dato Paduka Haji Hamdani during the ceremony. PHOTO: ADIB NOOR

Athletes representing the country in the 7th Commonwealth Youth Games are urged to approach the event with utmost seriousness and not regard their participation as merely a chance to compete.

This was said by His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, the President of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BDNOC), delivered by BDNOC Deputy President Haji Mohd Zamri bin Dato Paduka Haji Hamdani during the flag handover ceremony at Digadong Hall of Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) yesterday.

The Brunei contingent comprises eight members – four athletes and four officials, including the chef de mission, chief secretary, safeguarding lead officer, and coach.

The sporting event will take place in Trinidad and Tobago from August 4-11.

In the speech, His Royal Highness expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the Government of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, through the MCYS, for its support to the BDNOC.

His Royal Highness also extended his congratulations and best wishes to the selected athletes for the swimming event – male athletes Joel Ling Thai Yu and Zeke Chan Zhi Yue and female athletes Hayley Wong and Sharmeen binti Mohammad Marvin. “Though our country’s participation is limited to one sporting event this time, I am confident that our selected athletes are among the finest in swimming, and I believe they will demonstrate determination and high levels of performance to enhance our achievements.

“What matters the most is their focus, commitment, and never giving up in the face of challenges.

“This is the commitment they must bear to achieve excellence and to bring honour to our nation.”

The contingent is expected to depart for Trinidad and Tobago today. – Adib Noor

Courtesy from Borneo Bulletin