Hosea narrowly misses out on Sukma bronze

|     Fadhil Yunus     |

BRUNEI Darussalam’s wushu athlete Hosea Wong Zheng Yu narrowly missed out on a place in the podium after managing a total of 9.45 points in the men’s taijijian event at the Perak Matriculation College in Gopeng, Perak yesterday.

The national exponent missed out on bronze by 0.02 points after his rival Chua Yong Zheng of Penang scored 9.47 points.

Hosea’s national teammate Basma Lachkar finished fifth after posting a score of 9.40 points while Ang Guat Lian ended in eighth place with a score of 9.22 points both in the women’s taijijian event.

Majdurano Joel bin Majallah Sain was ranked in 16th place after recording a score of 8.14 points in the men’s nangun event.

Meanwhile, Brunei Darussalam cyclist Amiruddin bin Haji Mohammad Amir emerged the best local finisher after he was ranked 15th out of 73 entries in the men’s road race individual 160km at the Arena Square Batu Kurau.

The national athlete posted a time of 03:26:06 ahead of his compatriot Arif Rafie bin Amir Hamzah who finished in 16th place with a time of 03:26:14.

Brunei’s Muhammad Azwar bin Muhammad Hairolrani ended in 26th place with a time of 3:27:57 while Muhammad Aziz bin Abd Aziz finished in 48th place with a time of 3:28:01.

In lawn bowls, Muhammad Nuh bin Jaafar was defeated twice in the preliminary round of the men’s singles by Johor’s Mohamad Ikmal Imran bin Mohamad Rosli (21-6) and Perak’s Ahmad Zikry bin Salleh (21-12).

Brunei’s sole medal at the Sukma Games so far came in the wushu event when Mohammad Adi Salihin grabbed silver in men’s nanquan.