KULAI, Sept 30 (Bernama) -- The Deputy Prime Minister Cup International Silat championships has attracted 237 silat exponents studying in Higher Learning Institutions (IPT) from four countries.
The inaugural championships featuring 29 IPT teams and 12 junior teams, started on Tuesday at the IOI Mall and comprised students from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Head of secretariat for the Championships, Azli Puddin said from the 237, 146 would feature in the men's events while 91 compete in the women's category.
"The preliminary competitions which started on Tuesday will end today and the knockout stage will start. There are two categories in the competition, one for IPT students and another for juniors," he told reporters here Thursday.
Competition in the men's category will see exponents involved in 10 weight categories starting from 45kg to 95kg body weight while six events contested in the women's category will see competition from 45kg to 75kg weight categories.
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), the excellence centre for silat is hosting the championships with cooperation from the Higher Education Ministry and Malaysian National Silat Federation (PESAKA).
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