What other sports hope for Making the country proud
Two-time silat world champion Sheik Alauddin believes that his silat athletes have the goods and desire to not only match the tally of 10 medals won in 1993, but also do even better.
Sheik (right), the chief executive of the Singapore Silat Federation, said: "The silat athletes have the mindset to win whether they are on home ground or not. They are focused on getting better results and winning more medals than before."
Singapore last hosted the SEA Games in 1993, and silat raked in a total of two gold, five silver and three bronze medals, with Mohamad Hidayat Hosni and Zakaria Yusof winning gold in the silat men over-50 to 55 kg and men over-55 to 60 kg events respectively.
"They know that they are representing their country, and they want to make Singapore proud," said Sheik.