November 29, 2016, Tuesday
KUCHING: The state silat contingent has set a target of three gold medals for the International Combat Festival to be held in Penang from Dec 1-4.
The eight athletes will contest in seven categories.
“Definitely our target is to win all categories contested, but we have to be realistic, which is why we target three gold medals,” Rumpun Silat Sarawak (RSS) deputy president Fazruddin Abdul Rahman told reporters after receiving the state flag at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Complex yesterday.
Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah presented the flag.
Fazzruddin, who is also Tupong assemblyman, said taking part in this festival will further expose four in the team who competed in Sukma this year. RSS is busy with various competition organised locally held throughout the state.
“This is one of the approaches taken to unearth new talent and at the same time select players to represent our state at national competition.
“We also hope to have Sarawakians making it to the national squad representing our country in the coming Sea Games,” he said.