‘Unconscious’ national silat champ rushed to hospital after kick in face

Faizul on the floor after his injury. (Bernama pic)

SUBIC: Silat exponent Faizul M. Nasir was rushed to the hospital after getting knocked unconscious during his SEA Games bout with Dines Dumaan in the Putra B class second round today.

The Petaling Jaya-born defending champion got kicked in the face by his Filipino opponent while attempting a take-down at Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Dumaan was declared the winner over two-time gold medallist Faizul as a result.

National Silat Federation secretary-general Megat Zulkarnain Omardin confirmed to Bernama Faizul had been taken to James L Gordon Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Deputy Sports Minister Steven Sim later told reporters the hospital did not allow anyone to visit Faizul.