KANGAR, May 29 (Bernama) -- With no track record in contesting at the national level, Kedah silat exponent Mohd Robial Sobri did not expect to reach the final much less to win a gold medal.
"I have never contested in any major tournaments, only at district level contests. This is the first time I am representing my home state in the Sukma (Malaysia Games).
"This is also the first time I am involving myself in silat olahraga. I am more into Silat Gayong. For Sukma, I underwent a seven-month training stint," said the 21-year-old silat athlete who is from Kuala Nerang, Kedah to Bernama.
In the final in the Men's Class 1 85-90kg category, Mohd Robial beat Mohd Shaheed Mohd Shafiee from the Federal Territory 5-0.
The bronze medal went to Muhd Faiz Izzuddin Hamdan of Selangor and Sabah exponent Saffriee Sarman.....