24 May 2008

Terengganu Banking On Puteri Ganda Pair In Pencak Silat

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Bernama) -- Terengganu are banking on two women pencak silat competitors, Kamilah Sulong and Maslinda Zakaria, to help them achieve a 4-4-6 medal tally for the silat events at the 12th Sukma (Malaysia Games) that will be held in Kuala Terengganu from May 29 till June 9.

The duo, nicknamed as "Puteri Ganda" and hail from Kampung Jeram Manir in Kuala Terengganu, have been on winning streak since year displaying sterling performances at the Kelantan Open 2006, the Women's Games (Sukan Wanita, the Penang Festival Open and the latest in the Teluk Danga International Games in Johor Bharu in February.

Chief coach Alias Abas spoke highly of them as the hosts aim for a 4-4-6 tally in pencak silat - which offers 23 gold, 23 silvers and 38 bronze in the sports carnival."Kamilah and Maslinda are in top form. They have four titles to their credit and I am confident they will bag their fifth," Alias told Bernama here Saturday.

This is the first Sukma for Maslinda, 22, who is very excited to make her debut in the biennial games in front of her home fans, while Kamilah, 23, is appearing in her second after making her debut in Kedah two years ago.

"We are very close... more like sisters. We have trained very hard for this year's Sukma and hopefully we can deliver the goods in front of our home fans," said Kamilah.

By Hilary Sebastian

Sourced from http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news_sports.php?id=335136

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hope there will be more Muslimah that realize the importance of learning Silat and can apply the real application and usage of Silat.