We start this month off with a grand event happening over in Chungju, Korea. The 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships has begun with our athletes fighting hard through the artistic and match categories. A technical meeting and balloting was also held before the competition started to award the new Referee-Jury who went through the upgrading course, discuss and refresh rules of the game and ballot the athletes according to their weight class.
In silat, it is tradition to do an opening and closing ceremony consisting of the "keris mandat" and opening of arenas. It was an honour to have our Chief Executive Officer, Dr Sheik Alau'ddin Yacoob Marican, PBM and the president of the Silat Federation of Korea, Mr Cho Hyungki to do show some of their moves. Our coach, Mr Galuh Yuliar Denata also performed for the opening and closing ceremony.
The following are the list of medalist from the masterships:
Muhammad Iqbal Bin Abdul Rahman - Male Single
Nurzuhairah Mohammad Yazid - Female Single
Nur Azlyana Ismail & Nurhanishah Shahrudin - Female Double
Muhammad Shakir Jeffry - Male Class G (75-80kg)
Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau'ddin - Male Class I (85-90kg)
Muhammad Hazim Mohammad Yusli - Male Class B (50-55kg)
Abdul Razaaq Abdul Rashid - Male Class D (60-65kg)
Danial Hamezi Mohd Nazri - Male Class J (90-95kg)
Words will never be able to describe how much effort they put into training and competing to achieve outstanding results.
To conclude the competition, Thailand came in 3rd with a total of 2 Gold medals, 3 Silver medals and 5 Bronze medals. Vietnam came in 2nd with a total of 3 Gold medals, 3 Silver medals, 2 Bronze medals and Singapore came in as the overall champion with and total of 4 Gold medals, 4 Silver medals. Congrats team for always achieving beyond expectations!