10 August 1999

Gold and bronze from silat

Brunei won a gold and a bronze medals in the Pencak Silat event yesterday.

The first gold for Brunei was won by Ak. Haji Mohd Shahepol Radin Pg Haji Tajuddin in the Wiragana Putra or men's solo category in the Arts event.

Ak. Hj Mohd Shahepol, 22, gained an overall score of 229 points for his demonstration in the arts of Pencak Silat beating Indonesian Eko Wahyudi with 204 points into second place. Malaysian Hisham Othaman came in third with 200 points.

Meanwhile Brunei's bronze medal was won in the Wiraloka Jurus Wajib - Putri or women's trio event with a total score of 407 points.

The three Bruneians were Saltinawati Hj A. Bakar, Noraisah Hj. Ali and Rasidah Hj. Lamit. First place was won by Indonesia with 440 points followed by Vietnam with 436 points.

In the Wirasanggha Putri or women's double play Indonesians Heni Marhendrawati and Widaya Astuti won first place with an overall score of 214 points followed by Malaysia represented by Noorsyahhidawati Abdullah Sani and Shalina Abdul Ghaffar who gained 206 points. Third place went to Philippines with Shelly Vivit and Angelica Starlight Rivera with 196 points.

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