Silat: Farhan and Shakir crowned world champions in Bali

Muhammad Shakir Juanda (above) defeated Firdhana Wahyu Putra of Indonesia 5-0 in the I (over 85-90kg) category.
Muhammad Shakir Juanda (above) defeated Firdhana Wahyu Putra of Indonesia 5-0 in the I (over 85-90kg) category.PHOTO: COURTESY OF SHEIK ALAU'DDIN
A triumphant Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau'ddin (left) at the World Pencak Silat Championships.
A triumphant Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau'ddin (left) at the World Pencak Silat Championships.PHOTO: COURTESY OF SHEIK ALAU'DDIN
Silat exponents Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau'ddin (left) and Muhammad Shakir Juanda.
Silat exponents Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau'ddin (left) and Muhammad Shakir Juanda.PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN

SINGAPORE - The national silat team won two titles at the World Pencak Silat Championships on Thursday (Dec 8) in Bali.

Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau'ddin beat Mach Quoc Hung of Vietnam 5-0 in the men's J (over 90-95kg) category while Muhammad Shakir Juanda defeated Firdhana Wahyu Putra of Indonesia 5-0 in the I (over 85-90kg) category.

While Sheik retained his crown, Shakir reclaimed his world title which he had won in 2012. He had missed out on winning his first SEA Games gold medal last year on home soil.

In total, the Republic bagged two golds, one silver and eight bronze medal at the competition. The team return to Singapore on Friday (Dec 9) night.