Official Website of Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council
Brunei tops wushu competition
Monday, May 6, 2024
His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, President of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council in a group photo with Brunei wushu athletes and coaches. PHOTO: JAMES KON

His Royal Highness with the Australian wushu team. PHOTO: JAMES KON




His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, President of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BDNOC) attended the final day of the 1st Brunei International Wushu Championships yesterday. His Royal Highness also presented prizes to winners of female nanquan and male duilian categories.

Brunei Darussalam’s wushu team finished first place in the 1st Brunei Internatioanl Wushu Championship after ammassing a haul of 29 gold, 13 silver and 13 bronze medals.

Australia finished second with 13 golds, four silvers and six bronzes, while Malaysia Wushu Sport Academy in third with nine golds, nine silvers and two bronzes.

National wushu coach Li Hui said, “Our Brunei team has a total of 32 athletes, the youngest being five. We won 29 gold medals, 13 silver, and 13 bronze, demonstrating that our young athletes have performed well in the competition. I am very satisfied with their performance, and I am very proud as a coach.”

Hong Kong’s Thirteen Dynasties Competitive Wushu Association Team were fourth with eight gold, seven silver and 13 bronze medals, followed by Malaysia’s Ding Feng Wushu Academy with four golds, three silvers and three bronzes.

Indonesia’s North Sumatra Wushu obtained two golds, two silver and one bronze to finish sixth, followed by China’s Wen Zhou Yi Tao Quan with one gold, three silvers and two bronzes, and Indonesia’s Wushu Aceh with two silver medals.

“This event has achieved its objectives where athletes from all participating countries have enhanced friendship and learned from each other,” Li Hui said.

“This has also helped the development of our young athletes, and provided us the experience to organise competitions. We will find the shortcomings in this event and sum up experience to improve in the future.”

The three-day tournament, organised by the Brunei Darussalam Wushu Federation in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, hoped to enhance skills of local wushu judges and technical personnel’s knowledge, while also improving the standard of wushu in the Sultanate.

Through it, Li Hui said athletes will be selected to represent the country in the World Junior Competition. – James Kon

Courtesy from Borneo Bulletin