ST Sports Talk Podcast: SEA Games flagbearer Sheik Farhan gunning for gold

National pencak silat exponent Sheik Farhan talks about being the flagbearer for the upcoming SEA games in Hanoi, his earliest memories with the sport and the new ruleset implemented in pencak silat. PHOTO: ST FILE

In this episode, ST sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz chats with national pencak silat exponent Sheik Farhan, who is the flagbearer for the Team Singapore contingent for the May 12-23 SEA Games in Hanoi.

He talks about the honour of being picked, what the SEA Games means to him, his targets in Hanoi, and his journey from being the scion of pencak silat icon Sheik Alau’ddin, to becoming a three-time world champion himself.

Highlights (click/tap above):

00:48 - On being flagbearer and his SEA Games experiences

06:24 - On the new ruleset in pencak silat

09:24 - Farhan’s early memories in silat

16:09 - What if he didn’t take to sport?

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Produced by: Sazali Abdul Aziz (, Teo Tong Kai and Eden Soh

Edited by: Teo Tong Kai

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