A total 146 exponents in Sarawak International Wuwang Cup Invitational Championship 2017

A total 146 exponents in Sarawak International Wuwang Cup Invitational Championship 2017

KUCHING – A total of 146 wushu exponents from Singapore Brunei and Sarawak are taking part in the inaugural Sarawak International Wuwang Cup Invitational Championship 2017 which started on December 19 at Stadium Perpaduan Negeri in Petra Jaya.

The championship is organised by Wushu Federation of Sarawak (WFS) and supported by Sarawak Sports Corporation (SSC) and Sarawak State Sports Council *MSNS).

In his opening speech, WFS president Allen Wong Siew Poh urged all participants to display good sportsmanship and give their best in the championship.

“For those who win, don’t get carried away by your achievements but instead be humble and continue to train hard to scale greater heights. As for those who do not win, work and try harder and come back to compete again next year,” said Wong who is also the event organising chairman.

Among the invited guests who were present during the opening ceremony were namely Lily Yong and Chung Hua Middle School No 3 principal, Lee Chee Beng.

Neighbouring Brunei was represented by 15 exponents and they put up a strong display on the first day of competitions with a medal tally with 8 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals. Brunei’s top exponent, Mohd Adi Salihin Roslan bagged 2 gold medals in the optional nanquan and optional nandao.

Brunei’s other golds were delivered by Basma Lachkar in the optional taijiquan, Koh Yun C in Group B nanquan, Sherissa Lim Wan Chi in Group B changquan, Eticsson Bong Cheng Loong in Group C changquan and Group C gunshu and Nur Batrisya Ripin in Group B nanquan. In second place were the 11-member Sarawak (Sukma) team with 7 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze.

Singapore, who fielded three athletes, only turned up with two male athletes and one of them is unable to continue after injuring his leg in the opening day morning event.

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