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Silat’s Rising Stars

 
With youths like Herwan Herrywanto (left) and Nurshahrin (right), the future looks bright for Silat.  (Photo: SSC)
 
Apart from a good outing for our nation at the recently concluded 1st Asian Pencak Silat Championships, the tournament also showcased a clutch of young fiery teenagers, who in time will fly our flag high.

Our young athletes put up a dogged resistance and gave their opponents a tough time at the championships. Although many of them including Tertiary Silat Championships 2011 Best Female fighter Nurul Shafiqah did not make it pass the quarterfinals, they can all take pride from their gritty performances.

This was also a first international competition for some of our young fighters. By competing in tournaments like this, our local fighters were given the opportunity to pit themselves against seasoned internationals and world champions. This would give them better exposure and more importantly, let them size up their opponents and learn new moves and techniques.

Being able to perform well especially with the huge expectations placed on their shoulders bodes well for the future of the Singapore’s Silat team. These young athletes themselves are spurred on to carry on the success of their predecessors.

It is also heartwarming to note that Singapore’s first gold medal in the match category was won not by a seasoned veteran, but a young Nurshahrin. The underdog went against all odds to beat hot favourite via a knockout early in the second round.

Bronze medalist Herwan Herrywanto said that it is a huge responsibility to live up to his predecessors but he is looking forward to the challenges ahead. He said, “My goal in Silat is to be both a Southeast Asian Games champion and the World Champion!”