10 April 2008

No sand-in-the-eyes-attack allowed

The Asian Beach Games in Bali, Indonesia are facing a shortage of funds, even though they expect around 6,000 athletes and officials from 45 countries to attend the inaugural edition (What am I talking about? Read this). Here's an interesting follow up to that story, quoted from the Jakarta Post.
Although they are already played at international events, sports like wresting, sepak takraw, soccer, bodybuilding and pencak silat will be played at the beach for the first time.
Some adjustments have to be made.
"For the outdoor wrestling, the wrestlers do not wear shirts but pants," Asep Hanafi, who is helping wrestlers prepare in Bandung, said.
"We have yet to decide what kicks are allowed in beach pencak silat, because we have to take into account the athletes getting sand in their eyes. We will talk about it in Jakarta," Johari Mukti, an official of the International Pencak Silat Federation, said.


djambu puadovich said...

see? i told u abt ppl throw sand into opponent's eye? as if i foresee it :P
bro nadzrin, still waiting to see serikandis' outfits r u? :P

Mohd Nadzrin Wahab said...

Salam hormat,

Yes, I am.

Salam persilatan,