BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
IT was a good outing for Brunei after returning with two silver and five bronze medals from the Sabah Open Fencing Championships 2017 over the weekend.
Haziq Asahrin won silver after losing 15-8 to Adam Nicholas in the final of the men's individual Sabre event at the Likas Fencing Centre.
Haziq had beaten his younger brother Anaqi Danish 15-12 in the semi-finals.
Nona Rowena Mahmud delivered the other silver medal after losing to Octavira Rahman in the women's individual Foil event.
Anis Sabrina Yahya settled for bronze having lost to Octavira 15-10 in the last-four.
Other bronze medals came from Hafizi Ilah and Ahmad Zaim in the men’s individual Epee event and Hadi Sawal from the men’s individual Foil event.
Captain (U) Nashriq Moksin, Secretary General of Brunei Darussalam Fencing Federation (BDFF), was satisfied with the results.
“It was a good outing for us. Most of the fencers have been training for 5 to 6 years, I am happy to see their progress and starting to give a good fight in regional competitions,” said Nashriq in a press statement
"Although we did not get any medals in the Under-10 and Under-12 age groups, I am confident with continuous training at the young age and support from all, Brunei can produce top quality fencers for the regional and international competitions in the future," he concluded.