| Khairil Hassan |
BRUNEI’S 10-pin bowling contingent comprising six athletes and a coach and the pencak silat contingent comprising two athletes and a coach left the country yesterday to compete in the 19th Sukma Games in Perak, Malaysia.
The bowling athletes will compete in five events – Singles, Doubles, Trio, Tens of 5 and Master All Event.
Athlete Abu Khalidi Yussrri said they are confident and ready to compete in the Sukma Games, as they were able to maintain their momentum having recently competed in the 4th Brunei Darussalam National Games (SKBD), representing Brunei-Muara, Belait and Brunei Darussalam Sports Schools Council.
“We are ready for the tournament and will perform our best. We hope we can bring back medals for Brunei,” Abu Khalidi Yussrri told the Bulletin.
Yakob bin Haji Abu Bakar will lead the bowling team.
Pencak silat athlete Aninsah Najihah boasts high confidence after finishing fourth place in the pencak silat doubles event of the Asian Games in Jakarta recently.
According to Head Coach Hassan bin Haji Tuah, the silat athletes have prepared well and hoped they will give their best performance in and outside of the arena.
Both athletes will compete in the Seni Tunggal Putra and Seni Tunggal Putri categories.
Acting Director of Youth and Sports Department Zafri bin Haji Mohamed was present to bid farewell to the athletes. Also present were senior officials of the Youth and Sports Department at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.