Thursday, March 30, 2017

10th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup 2017

Photo via official website of the event
The 10th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup took place at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar from March 22-25, 2017. The qualification rounds were held last March 22 and 23 while the finals was held on March 24 and 25 respectively where eight gymnasts qualified for the final in each apparatus.

Bringing glory was le Thanh Tung of Vietnam who captured the gold medal in the men's vault event. His score was 14.733 enough to win this men's individual event. Silver medal went to Armenia's Artur Davtyan while the bronze medal went to Finland's Heikki Saarenketo.

In the the parallel bars event, two Vietnamese gymnasts qualified for the finals. Phuong Thanh Dinh and Phouc Hung Pham settled 5th and 6th in the finals. Their scores were 14.600 and 14.466 respectively in the finals. 

Our Southeast Asian athletes from Indonesia and Vietnam only participated in the men's events.
Below were the name of athletes from Southeast Asia and their corresponding scores in each individual events.  (INA - Indonesia & VIE - Vietnam) 
Men's  Events

Floor (26 Participants)
  • 24th - Samsul Arifin (INA) 10.566
  • 25th - Ferrous Will Yodac (INA) 9.733
  • 26th - le Thanh Tung (VIE) 9.633

Pommel Horse (37 Participants)
  • 9th - Phuong Thanh Dinh (VIE) Reserved for finals 12.766
  • 14th - Muhammad Try Saputra (INA) 12.133
  • 28th- Agung Akbar (INA) 11.033

Rings (24 participants)
  • 9th - Dang Nam (VIE) Reserved for finals 14.333
  • 17th - Muhammad Aprizal (INA) 12.266
  • 24th - Samsul Arifin (INA) 11.000

Vaults (15 Participants)
  • 1st - le Thanh Tung (VIE) Qualified for finals 14.750
  • 10th - Nam Dang (VIE) Reserved for finals 13.983
  • 14th - Agus Prayoko (INA) 13.366

Parallel Bars (27 Participants)
  • 6th - Phuong Thanh Dinh (VIE) Qualified for finals 14.300
  • 7th - Phouc Hung Pham (VIE) Qualified for finals 14.100
  • 16th - Muhammad Try Saputra (INA) 12.866

Horizontal Bars (28 Participants)
  • 28th - Agung Akbar (INA) 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

🏋 Malaysia Strikes Gold Medals in Weightlifting

Photo via ISN Malaysia
Congratulations team Malaysia 🇲🇾 at the 
Australian Open International Weightlifting Championships 2017 
Gold - Azroy Wafie (Men's -56kg) 238kg
Gold - Hafifi Mansor (Men's -69kg) 307kg
Gold - Mohamad Fazrul Azrie Mohdad (Men's 77kg) 312kg
Silver - Muhammad Zaidi Nordin (Men's -62kg) 261kg

12th Southeast Asian Youth Athletics Championships

The 12th Southeast Asian Youth Athletics Championships 2017 took place at the Ilagan City Sports Complex in Isabela, Philippines with colorful and youthful opening ceremony. The athletic competition was held from March 27 to March 28.

The competition was participated by young and promising athletes from eight (8) Southeast Asian countries - Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Timor Leste, Thailand, Vietnam and host Philippines. 

Vietnam dominated the two-day competition finishing with 13 golds and 8 silver medals. While host Philippines managed to snatch 1 gold, 9 silver and 15 bronze medals.
(You might also like to read: 11th Southeast Asian Youth Athletics Championships 2016)
Below are the final medal tally and results. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

⚽️ Football Match Results | March 28, 2017

World Cup 2018 Qualifier - AFC Group B

Full Time: Thailand 0 - 4 Japan

Asian Cup 2019 - Round 3 Qualification

Group A | FT: Myanmar 0 - 1 India

Group C | FT: Vietnam 1 - 1 Afghanistan

Group C | FT: Cambodia 0 - 7 Jordan

Group E | FT: Singapore 0 - 0 Bahrain

Group F | FT: Philippines 4 - 1 Nepal

Dubai Cup U23 

Full Time: Thailand 2 - 0 Singapore
Full Time: Malaysia 0 - 4 Jordan

⚽️ #WCQ2018 #JPNvTHA #Football

24 sports in SEA Games to be broadcasted live, Khairy says

PETALING JAYA, March 28 — Sports enthusiasts in the region are be entertained with high quality live coverage during the upcoming Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, as 24 sports out of 38 sports contested at the Games will be broadcasted live.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the number comprised live coverage for more than 60 per cent of the total sporting events from different venues, through televised broadcasting and Internet streaming from Aug 19-31.

“This will be the most live coverage that we will have in the entire history of the Games. So far I am quite happy with the cooperation we are receiving from the regional broadcasters.

“The Malaysian SEA Games Organising Committee (MASOC) want to make sure that we put on the best show for the excitement of spectators in the venue as well as viewers from home through high quality broadcasting,” he told reporters after opening the 2nd host broadcaster meeting here, today.

Fifteen broadcasters from seven Asean countries as well as one international broadcaster, International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS) from Switzerland, attended the meeting.

Khairy, who is also the MASOC chairman said broadcasters had to play a crucial role, in showcasing the exciting moments, human drama, joy of victory and agony of defeat of the athletes during the SEA Games to the public around the globe, especially in Asean.

On the venues preparation, Khairy said the Kuala Lumpur Sports City in Bukit Jalil is 80 per cent completed and scheduled for handover in July, while the Nilai Velodrome is to be opened next month.

Meanwhile, Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) honourary secretary Datuk Low Beng Choo said with the establishment of SEA Games Federation (SEAGF) Broadcasting Committee last week, the main goal was to have the Games reach as many people as possible in the region.

“In line with the SEA Games theme of ‘Rise Together’, we want to make sure the high quality of the broadcast and it goes to as many countries as possible including Timor Leste.

“The schedule for broadcasting had been fixed...It not only covers focus sports for Malaysia but also those for other countries and other less popular and bnews sports such as speed skating,” she said.

The 24 sports selected for live coverage are athletics, aquatics (diving, swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo), football, cycling (track), bowling, billiards and snooker, rugby 7s, weightlifting, table tennis and gymnastics (artistic and rhythmic).

Also selected are ice skating (speed), boxing, muay, carate, taekwondo, pencak silat, wushu, basketball, badminton, netball, sepak takraw, squash, archery and hockey. ­— Bernama


Monday, March 27, 2017

🏸 CIPUTRA HANOI - YONEX SUNRISE Vietnam International Challenge 2017

The CIPUTRA HANOI - YONEX SUNRISE Vietnam International Challenge 2017 was held in Hanoi, Vietnam from March 21 to March 26.

Six Southeast Asian nations competed in this badminton tournament. These were Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and host Vietnam.

And as expected our SEA athletes captured some titles and some reached the semi-finals.

Pompawee Chochuwong of Thailand captured the women's singles event title after disposing Vietnam's Thi Trang Vu. Chochuwong defeated Vu in two straight sets in the finals, 21-17, 21-16. In the same event, Indonesia's Rusydina Antardayu Riodingin shared third place with Vietnam's Thuy Linh Nguyen after they were eliminated in the semi-finals.

Host Vietnam celebrated as local Tien Minh Nguyen won the men's single title. He defeated Thailand's Khosit Phetpradab in the finals, 21-14 and 21-17.

Only two titles were captured by our SEA athletes and the rest were won by non-Southeast Asian countries.

Thailand's Trawut Potieng and Nanthakarn Yordphaisong reached the finals of the men's doubles event but failed to capture the title. They were defeated by the tandem from India. Sharing third place were the tandems of Hendra Aprida Gunawan and Markis Kido of Indonesia and Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub and Jagdish Singh of Malaysia.

Also reaching the finals were the duo of Joyce Choong and Jing Yi Tee of Malaysia in the women's doubles event. The duo was defeated by Japanese players. Third place were shared by Indonesia's Rahmadhani Hastiyanti and Vania Arianti Sukuco and mixed NOC tandem of Ririn Amelia of Indonesia and Ana Ching Yik Cheong of Malaysia.

And lastly in the mixed doubles, Indonesia's Irfan Fadhilah and Weni Anggraini reached the finals but fell short against the tandem of Chinese duo. Fadhilah and Anggraini only settled as runners up. Also placing in third were fellow Indonesian Andika Ramadiansyah and Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso.

All in all, it was a good performance of our Southeast Asian athletes in this six-day tournament.