LABUAN: Muhammad Isyraf Faiz Mohamad Ismifarizal remains as Labuan’s 2019 karate games flag bearer, winning the sole gold in the just-concluded 1st Shureido Cup Karate Championships 2019 at Likas Sports Complex yesterday.
The 11-year-old promising Labuan’s karateka won the Boy Kumite U12+45kg category.
Muhammad Adil Badruddin who was competing with Isyraf in the team but for 30kg category, earned Labuan silver medal alongside Muhammad Aiqal Asmadie under Kumite Cadet – 63kg.
Five Labuan’s karatekas winning the bronze were
Diya Khalish Kasryanto
(Girl Kumite U12 -40kg), Adib Abdullah M.Dzulfadly
(Boy Kumite U14 -50kg), Zacchaeus Dunang Jerangku
(Boy Kumite Cadet -57kg), Ernness Eldo Bj Bius Junggul (Boy Kumite Cadet -70kg) and Sam Hiang Fong
(Girl Kumite U21 -61kg.
A total of 450 karatekas from 34 teams from across Malaysia, Brunei, Chinese Taipei, Philippine, Brunei, Indonesia, Negeri Sembilan took part in the five-day event, of which Sabah being the host.
“Our karatekas have had some setbacks [but] they can regain well from it and move forward.
“They have to work harder and complete whatever needed and demanded,” said Labuan Karate Association president Aswadee Taba.