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Wushu contingents arrive in Brunei (2019)



Japanese junior wushu team at the Brunei International Airport. PHOTOS: JAMES KON


BY James Kon

Contingents from countries competing in the 10th Asian Junior Wushu Championships arrived in Brunei Darussalam to a warm welcome from the organising committee on Friday.

In support of Brunei Darussalam as the host of the championship, Indonesia sent its full squad of 48 members comprising 24 athletes.

Contingent Head Ngatino said, “We are happy to be here to compete and fully support Brunei Darussalam as the host of the 10th Asian Junior Wushu Championships.”

He shared that Indonesia is fielding its strongest athletes for the championship.

“Our athletes come from various provinces and are the best in the country. They were selected from national tournaments.”



Indonesian junior wushu team at the Brunei International Airport. PHOTOS: JAMES KON

Hong Kong (above) and Lebanon junior wushu teams on arrival at the Brunei International Airport. PHOTOS: JAMES KON



He hoped Indonesia will perform their best in the championship.

Twenty athletes from Japan also arrived in the country on Friday.

The head of contingent Li Zi Li highlighted that similar to previous years, the Japanese team expects to obtain medals in the championship.

The Japanese athletes, selected from national tournaments, have been undergoing intensive training for the past weeks.

Asked on Brunei as the host country for the first time, he said, “We are happy to be here to compete. We feel the people of Brunei are very warm-hearted.”

Hong Kong and Lebanon teams also arrived early last night.

The 10th Asian Junior Wushu Championships will begin on Monday at the Indoor Stadium of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex.

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin


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