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02/05/2019  Athletes Returned Safely


Brunei Darussalam collected 2 gold medals, one silver and three bronzes through athletics and swimming events at the Arafura Games 2019 in Darwin, Australia. The 7-member contingent has arrived safely in the country.


Present at the Brunei International Airport to welcome the contingent was Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.


Hirdan bin Haji Abd Kadir, para athlete in athletic event collected one gold medal, one silver and one bronze through javelin, shot put and open discuss. Dayang Nor Hensan binti Haji Mataha, also para athlete in athletics event, collected 1 bronze medal in Women Open Discus Ambulatory. Meanwhile in swimming event, Christian Nazario Anak Nikles won one gold medal through butterfly event and another swimming athlete, Nur Haziq bin Samil collected one bronze medal for backstroke event.


Also present were Pengiran Mohammad Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, Permanent Secretary for Administration, Finance and Estate at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; Retired Colonel Pengiran Haji Maiddin bin Pengiran Haji Said, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Youth and Sports at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; and Dayang Mariam binti Ulat, Acting Director of Youth and Sports.