Brunei kayak team Seri Melabau victorious in Labuan meet

|    Fadhil Yunus    |

BRUNEI Darussalam kayaking team Seri Melabau claimed top honours in the kayak mini marathon event of the Federal Territories Sports Carnival 2019 at the Labuan International Sea Sports Complex recently.

Seri Melabau enjoyed a clean sweep in the men’s individual open category with rower Ariffin bin Haji Zainal leading the way in top place. The champion was joined on the podium by his rowing teammates Mohd Azizi Shafie bin Haji Mohd Kzuairi and Hassan bin Haji Zainal, in second and third places.

Seri Melabau pairing of Ariffin and Mohd Azizi Shafie also emerged winners in the men’s doubles category. The pair’s compatriots Hassan and Asria bin Haji Ismail came

in second place while Sabah settled in third place.

The race covered a distance of 7km which started from the Labuan Sea Sports International Complex to Pulau Papan before returning back to the starting point. A total of 53 athletes participated in the race.

Besides kayak mini marathon, participants also participated in a fun ride, fun walk and run, beach volleyball, beach petanque, e sports and beach aerobics.

Held in conjunction with Federal Territories Day, Minister of Federal Territories Haji Khalid bin Abdul Samad launched the event.

Seri Melabau rowers in a group photo. – SERI MELABAU