HRH calls on athletes to give commitment and discipline

Caption: HRH Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah (R), the president of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council, hands over the Brunei flag to chef de mission Pg Anak Md Sofian Pg Anak Hj Ibrahim. Picture: Yee Chun Leong

Yee Chun Leong

HIS Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah, the President of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BDNOC), called on the 29th SEA Games-bound athletes to provide a high level of commitment and discipline in fulfilling their responsibilities.

The Sultanate will be represented by 105 athletes [Related: 105 athletes named to represent Brunei at 29th SEA Games] at the Aug 19-30 tournament competing in 14 sports - aquatics (synchronised swiming), athletics, badminton, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, golf, karatedo, lawn bowls, netball, pencak silat, sepak takraw and wushu.

“In addition, stay focused with a high fighting spirit and always show the best performance during the competition,” said HRH during the flag handing ceremony yesterday at the Indoor Stadium in Berakas.

“This is a trust, which must be borne and bestowed to the best with only one goal, which is to win medals,” added HRH, who handed over the national flag to chef de mission Pg Anak Md Sofian Pg Anak Hj Ibrahim.

HRH, who is also the president of the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD), also reminded athletes to stay away from banned substances and abide by the ‘Anti-Doping’ rules enforced by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency).

Wushu athlete Md Adi Salihin Roslan, who won two gold and one bronze at the International Pars Cup Wushu Championships in Iran in April, will be the flag bearer during the opening ceremony.

Brunei won one silver and six bronze medals at the previous edition in Singapore two years ago.

Their best finish was in 1999, where they won four gold, 12 silver and 31 bronze medals when it hosted the event for the first time.

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