09 June 2010

Silat Exponents To Compete In Vietnam Before Heading To The World Championship In Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 (Bernama) -- Twenty-two national silat exponents will compete in various competitions in Hanoi, Vietnam in August before heading to the World Silat Championships in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

National Silat Federation of Malaysia (PESAKA) coordinator Osman Nok said the competitions in Vietnam would help gauge the performance and capabilities of the silat exponents before facing their opponents in the World Championships.

The main task of the Malaysian team would be to retain the five gold medals won at the last World Championships which was also held in Indonesia, he told Bernama here Wednesday.

He added that though Malaysia are ranked second in the world behind Vietnam, it would not guarantee a safe passage in the quest for gold medals.

Sourced from http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsindex.php?id=504661


Razee Salleh said...

Salam Nadz,

Good luck to the silat exponents then. They probably dont need well wishers anyway but, I think their strategy on scoping out the competition is grounded in reality and practicality and patience, something I note that Silat practitioners have loads of.

Mohd Nadzrin Wahab said...

Salam Gee,

I guess I'm a little jaded when it comes to sports silat. I pray the team does better, and it IS a good idea to play in the enemy's backyard, but I don't know that it'll demotivate them instead. We'll just have to see.

Salam persilatan,