JOHOR BAHARU, Sept 12 (Bernama) -- Favourites Vietnam and Indonesia are set for explosive encounters in the SEA Games silat competition here, with the former placing nine contestants and the latter 10 in the semi-finals.
All nine Vietnamese exponents won their quarter-final bouts today, while 10 of the 11 from Indonesia in the quarter-finals also got past their opponents.
Four of the Vietnamese exponents are males -- Bui Phu Sau in the F category, Tran Thanh Binh (B), Nguyen Thanh Bach Nhut (J) and Ngu Yen Van Hungn (H).
The female exponents are Lam Thi Huong (E), Trinh Thi Mui (C), Le Thi Hang (A), Trinh Thi Nga (D) and Le Thi Hong Ngoan (F).
Indonesia, who are expected to challenge Vietnam for overall honours, have five representatives in the men's section.
They are Abd Karim Al Djufrie, Lamech Manam, Samuel Mallo, Nyoman Yamadhiputra and Tri Widodo.
The combat categories in silat offer 10 golds in the men's section and six in the women's. The finals will be held on Sunday.
Malaysia have eight participants in the quarter-finals, including six who were given byes.
The two who fought their way through are Ismail Darus (A) and Mastura Sapuan (E). They join Muhammad Fajar Subhi Ahmad, Shamsul Nizam Abdul Rahman (H), Mohd Azrin Abdul Malek (I), Ahmad Faizal Omar (J), Hamidah Jaafar (B) and Syarina Abdul Fatah (C).
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