National karate team members in a group photo. – KHAIRIL HASSAN
BRUNEI Darussalam’s karate team are ready to win gold medals in the 10th
BIMPNT-EAGA Friendship Games that will begin on December 8 at the
Multi-Purpose Hall of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in
Five athletes under the
tutelage of Sensei Sofian will compete in the Ladies Team Kata, Ladies
Individual Team Kata and Men Individual Kata events.
One of the athletes
Rodhyatul Adhwanna binti Bakar, who will be competing in the Individual
Kata and Team Kata said they have been training since early June.
“We joined the Malaysian
Games (SUKMA), Brunei Darussalam National Games (SKBD) and the recent
Shitokai Brunei Open Karate Championship.
“I bagged one bronze in SUKMA, one gold and one bronze for SKBD and two gold in the Brunei Open.
“We hope we will win this tournament and try to win all the categories, and make our country proud,” she said.
BIMPNT-EAGA stands for Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Northern Territory of Australia East Asian Growth Area.
Source : Borneo Bulletin