Barely per week after a triumphant trip on the SEA Games in Hanoi, the nationwide pencak silat squad have been dealt a heavy blow with the unexpected passing of trainer Mochammad Ichsan Nur Romadhon.
The Indonesian died early on Saturday (May 28) in a street twist of fate in Bali, the place he used to be on vacation along with his circle of relatives after the Games ended on Monday.
A former nationwide athlete for Indonesia, Romadhon used to be 33. He is survived through his spouse and two younger daughters.
He were hired through the Singapore Silat Federation (Persisi) for 8 years and used to be one among 4 coaches accountable for Singapore’s tanding (fit) athletes in Hanoi, the place he helped information them to a few gold, two silver and two bronze medals.
The Silat crew returned from Vietnam with a complete haul of 4 golds, 3 silvers and 4 bronzes, their best-ever appearing on the biennial multi-sport affair.
Persisi leader government officer Sheik Alau’ddin advised The Straits Times that Romadhon’s passing used to be a “big loss”.
“Even though he was from Indonesia, he gave all his heart to us and went through ups and downs together with Singapore silat through the years. Losing him is really saddening,” stated Sheik.
Women’s tanding Class F (70-75kg) bronze medallist Siti Khadijah Shahrem stated in an Instagram tale: “You’ve achieved such a lot for me, your athletes and the rustic.
“Thank you for everything coach… we love and appreciate you coach.”
In a submit on Facebook on Saturday, Persisi stated: “Well-loved through everybody within the silat group, trainer Romadhon has contributed vastly to the crew’s achievements.
“Our sincerest condolences to his loved ones. We share in this time of grief, but also share in all the love and memories.”
Persisi is accomplishing a force to assemble donations for Romadhon’s widow. Those willing to give a contribution can touch the affiliation without delay via its Facebook web page.