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Brunei Wushu athletes seek medals in Macau
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
The Brunei delegates to the 2018 FISU World University Wushu Championship. – RAHWANI ZAHARI

NATIONAL Wushu athletes Mohd Sufi Shayiran bin Roslan and Ang Guang Lian are representing the country in the 2018 FISU World University Wushu Championship taking place in Macau from August 2 – 5.

Both athletes – currently studying at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) – are led by national Wushu Coach Li Hui and Team Leader Demigo Kapal. Also at the championship is Ang Lu Guan, certified international Wushu judge from Brunei.

The team left the country yesterday morning to Macau.

Ang Guat Lian will compete in two events -Taichi Quan and Taichi Jian – while Mohd Sufi Shayiran will take part in Nanquan and Nangun.

Mohd Sufi Shayiran said, “We carried out intensive training during the semester break. We will try our best to bring medals back to Brunei.”

Mohd Sufi Shayiran, a first year student at UBD, said, “Juggling university life and training is not easy. Sometimes it can be really tough. I try my best to balance training and university work.”

Coach Li Hui said, “The sport of Wushu is gaining prominence in international sporting events. This is the first time that 2018 FISU World University Wushu Championship is hosted and Wushu is also looking to be featured in the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.”

On the potential of winning medals in the championship, he said, “If both Mohd Sufi Shayiran and Ang Guang Lian display their best performance, they can collect medals in the competition.”

He noted that top Wushu athletes from China, Malaysia and Indonesia are expected to make a big impact in the competition but Brunei’s athletes will strive their best to win.

Courtesy from Borneo Bulletin