| James Kon |
IN PREPARATION for the Singapore SEA Games next year and to groom future medallists for the 2019 Brunei SEA Games, 13 wushu exponents left for China to compete in the 6th International Wushu Championship in Anhui province from Oct 26-29.
The young wushu exponents with an average age of 14 were accompanied by 10 veteran Taichi members who will also compete in the championship.
The team is led by national wushu coach Li Hui who is confident of a good showing by his charges. More than 60 countries including hot favourite China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan will be sending their top class exponents to compete.
The Brunei exponents will be competing in Taichi, Nanquan, Changquan and sword events.
In an interview, coach Li Hui said: “We understand the importance of exposing our future athletes to world class competitors. This is the main reason that we are sending young athletes who will be competing in the 2019 SEA Games hosted by Brunei Darussalam to compete In China.”
He also hoped that the exponents willdo the country proud by winning gold medals.
This is the third time that Brunei Darussalam are taking part in the once every two years’ competition.
The national coach would also like to convey his gratitude to the Government of His Majesty and Butra HeidelbergCement (BHC) as well as the Wushu Federation for their support.