Friday, March 29, 2013

U23 Vietnam to receive orders to win the SEA Games gold medal in 2013

Source: Theo VOV c/o Zing news

To accomplish this goal, the General Department of Sports (Sport) will spend 8 billion investment VFF training, training. In addition, the national team has also been reviewed in the top 5 targets Asia

According to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), the General Department of Sports has tasked the VFF is the Vietnamese U23 team won the gold medal in the 27th SEA Games, held in Myanmar in late 2013.

Earlier, the Vietnamese football development strategy up to 2020, with a vision to 2030, the sports industry leaders set for VFF two objectives: the Vietnamese team won a championship in Southeast Asia, and time step in the strongest team ranks 5th continent.

General Sport will spend 8 billion investment VFF training.

Speaking to the press recently, VFF chairman Nguyen Trong Hy said "in 2013, the highest duty in Vietnam to win football achievements at the 27th SEA Games." Meanwhile, Deputy General Director of Sport VFF vice chairman Pham Van Tuan said: "Goals 2030, our national team became the fifth best team in Asia is not unrealistic goals. Moreover, in any sport development strategy, we also have to set a goal to strive for. " 

To accomplish this goal, the General Department of Sports will spend 8 billion investment VFF training, coaching, organizing competitions and training for the national team, as well as the training of young players. 

According to the General Director of the General Department of Sports Vuong Bich Thang, the sports industry itself heavy tasks before the Government and the people, which is ranked in the top 10 countries with leading sport in the Asian Games 2019 Asian organizations in Vietnam to Vietnamese football there is no reason not consciously empowering task now.

Phuc selected to coach national squad


The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has selected caretaker coach Hoang Van Phuc to train the national squad despite the team’s recent defeats at the 2015 Asian Cup qualifiers.  

VFF President Nguyen Trong Hy revealed the news on the sidelines of a national football governing body meeting on March 28.

Phuc was invited to work as the caretaker coach of the national squad in January 2013 in preparation for the two Asian Cup qualifiers in February and March.

Although Vietnam were outplayed by both the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong (China), Phuc has still won the VFF’s trust.

Hy said the VFF will work on a contract with Phuc as soon as he gets the nod to the proposal.

If Phuc agrees to the post, he will say goodbye to Hanoi FC where he is working as the chief coach. Hanoi FC are playing at the national First Division tournament.

The Hanoi FC manager said he supports Phuc in assuming a new post for the national squad.

If Phuc signs a VFF contract, he will also train the national U23 squad for the upcoming 27th SEA Games in Myanmar later this year.

Women’s Futsal Off The List for Indonesia


JAKARTA (24 March 2013) – Indonesia have taken Women’s Futsal off the list of sports they will be taking part at the 27th edition of the SEA Games later this year – drawing the ire of the National Futsal Committee (BFN).
Satlak Prima (the governing body for Athletes Preparation and Excellence) and KONI (Indonesia Olympic Council) felt that Indonesian Women’s Futsal is not competitive enough.

At the last SEA Games in Jakarta in 2011, the Women’s Futsal team finished fourth after a five-team round robin competition.

“The news is certainly not good considering that the team squad had already been in training since January,” said Tonny Aprilani, the chairman of PSSI’s Futsal Committee.

“Taking Women’s Futsal off the list is killing the spirit of the players. They should be given the chance to prove themselves especially when the BFN had already started a league in several provinces while the coaches had already spent time looking for players all over the country.”

The team is under Hendra Nazir and Denny Handoyo.

Siew Hui completes sweep of short races in record times

Source: The Star

Splashing to a double: Selangor’s Yap Siew Hui powering her way to another 100m butterfly record in the girls’ 13-15 age-group at the Shah Alam Aquatic Centre yesterday. — FAIHAN GHANI / The Star
Splashing to a double: Selangor’s Yap Siew Hui powering her way to another 100m butterfly record in the girls’ 13-15 age-group at the Shah Alam Aquatic Centre yesterday. — FAIHAN GHANI / The Star

SHAH ALAM: Youngster Yap Siew Hui proved that she could be the right swimmer for the butterfly races after powering her way to another record in the MSSM (national schools) swimming championships at the Shah Alam Aquatic Centre yesterday.

The 15-year-old completed her double for Selangor by clocking 1:03.06 to break the previous mark of 1:04.01 held by former national swimmer Hii Siew Siew. The record in the girls’ 13-15 age-group for the 100m butterfly had stood since 2009.

Selangor team-mate Asmalia Filzati Redzuan took silver with 1:05.55 while Kuala Lumpur’s Tan Ro Ying finished third with 1:06.83.

Siew Hui, who also won the 50m butterfly on Monday with a new record, has amassed three golds and two silvers so far.

She also took gold in the 100m backstroke and the silver medal she earned yesterday came in the 200m backstroke, finishing behind Ro Ying. Despite completing a sweep of the short butterfly races in record times, Siew Hui was far from pleased with her efforts.

“I felt that I could have gone a second faster.

“The 50m and 100m butterfly are my two strong events and I’m happy to be able to break the meet records,” said last year’s Pahang Sukma gold medallist.

Siew Hui with her gold medal.
Siew Hui with her gold medal.

“I still have six more events to go but I’m not setting high expectations as I’m stronger in the butterfly.

“I hope to swim for the country one day.”

Siew Hui joined the national squad based at Bukit Jalil early this year.

With Marellyn Liew having left the Bukit Jalil set-up, there is a pressing need to find a good woman butterfly swimmer for the SEA Games campaign in Myanmar.

Siew Hui appears to be the best bet at the moment, considering her time is better than the winning time in the girls’ 16-18 age-group (1:06.76 set by Mak Ai Sin of Selangor).

Sarawak’s Welson Sim also notched his second record in the national schools meet when he won the 1,500m freestyle Open race in 16:13.76.

The 15-year-old boy’s time eclipsed the previous mark of 16:35.56, which was set by Kevin Lim in 2009.

Five state exponents tipped for SEA Games

Source: Borneo Post online

KUCHING: Sarawak Taekwondo Association (PTNS) is recommending five of its top exponents to be shortlisted for the national squad bound for the coming SEA Games in Vietnam.

BRIGHT PROSPECTS: The state taekwondo exponents (top photo, from left) Shirley Kua, Low Kwong Yew, (bottom photo, from left) Marena Tee Zulariffin and Dayang Farhanah Abang Sazali show their medals after the taekwondo competition at the Sukma XV in Pahang in 2012.

PTNS president Mohd Salleh Sani said that the five are Dayang Farhanah Abang Sazali for the flyweight category (46-49kg), Jenny Soh Fong Mee for welterweight (62-72kg), Marena Tee Zulariffin for middleweight (67-73kg), Shirley Kua Xiao Zie for heavyweight (above 72kg) and Low Kwong Yew for men’s welterweight (74-80kg).

According to Salleh, a key criteria for their selection was their achievements in the local and national scene.

“One of their best achievements was in last year’s Sukma held in Pahang when Sarawak dethroned Trengganu to emerge champion in taekwondo and brought home four golds, two silvers and two bronzes,” he said.

Dayang Farhanah and Shirley Kua won gold, Marena Tee took silver and Low Kwong Yew, the youngest at 16, clinched bronze.

The five are also expected to participate in the coming Borneo City Cup Invitational Taekwondo Competition organised by PTNS in August. 

The event will serve as a good platform for the state exponents to gain exposure because over 200 competitors from East and West Kalimantan of Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, Philippines, Sabah and the Peninsula are expected to take part.

I'm not at my peak yet

Source: The New Paper

SINGAPORE - A mere 0.69 seconds may not mean much to the ordinary folk.

But for swimmer Darren Lim, the time represents a huge leap in his personal best timing in the 50m freestyle event.

His new personal best - 23.18sec, achieved on Saturday's morning in the heats of the Singapore National Age-Group Championships at the Singapore Sports School - is a new national Under-17 record, erasing his previous mark of 23.87sec set at last year's National Swimming Championships.

More significantly, his new PB is better than the 23.28sec gold-medal mark at the 2011 South-east Asia Games, set by compatriot Arren Quek.

And while Quek was 18 when he achieved that timing, Darren is just 15 years old now and his coach, Gary Tan of Swimfast Aquatic Club, says the teenager has reached just "70 or 80 per cent" of his potential.

Said Tan, a former national swimmer: "We've worked on his physical strength and have been improving his technique over the last year. "While he had a good start and swim this morning, his finish could be improved.

"Outside of the competition he still has a lot of room for improvement in terms of technique, and will need to gain more competition exposure."

Said Darren, who won the boys' 15-17 final last night with a time of 23.32sec: "I was expecting a time of about 23.5sec, so I was pleasantly surprised with my timing."

"But I don't feel that I am at my peak yet; I am probably at 70 or 80 per cent now and will aim to peak by the SEA Games qualifier in June," added the Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) student, whose sister Shana is the women's national 50m backstroke record holder.

Darren's timing on Saturday was well within the qualifying time of 24.57sec for the Asian Youth Games in Nanjing in August, and just 0.07sec off the 'B' qualifying mark for the boys' 15-17 category for the World Championships in Barcelona in July.

But the youngster's main goal this year is to win a medal at the SEA Games in Myanmar in December, with the long-term target of reaching the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Two other national age-group records fell on Saturday at the Singapore Sports School.

Dylan Koo - who rewrote national U-14 marks in the 200m and 400m individual medleys, as well as the 100m fly events - erased his own U-14 200m fly record of 2min 10sec with a time of 2:07.91 during the heats on Saturday's morning, and lowered it again with 2:07.53 in the final last night.

Brilliant Chua also rewrote his national U-14 200m breaststroke mark of 2:27.84 with a time of 2:27.21.

Myanmar youth footballers to practice in China

Source: Eleven


Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) has planned to play friendly matches in Shanghai, China in the upcoming May with the aim of eyeing victory in the XXVII SEA Games which will be hosted in Myanmar.

The MFF is providing training to 26 youth players for 10 days in order to select players for Myanmar National U-23 football team to participate in the SEA Games. Of them, 8 players will be chosen for the team.

Park Sung-Hwa, coach of Myanmar National U-23 team is giving the training to Myanmar U-23 players. Seventeen players from the team that qualified from AFC Challenge Cup and some players from Myanmar U-23 will launch a joint training.

The Myanmar U-23 will make the trainings in Shanghai from May 23 to June 11 and will play in qualified matches. The Myanmar U-23 has planned to play in Myanmar National League in August and will make preparations for the upcoming SEA Games.

The Myanmar national team will be divided into two teams to which the intensive training will be given. Kyi Lwin, the chief coach of Magway Football Team, will steer Myanmar football team (B).

Loh's SEA Games goals

Source: The New Paper

Singapore sprinter Gary Yeo, who won a 100m silver at the 2011 SEA Games, is among those whom the SAA is counting on for the 2015 Games on home soil.

SINGAPORE - If the Singapore Athletic Association (SAA) needs him, Loh Chan Pew says he will answer the call.

The veteran track and field coach (above) was on Monday named as the SAA's interim chief for Sports Development and Performance and will start next month.

The 68-year-old takes over from former national sprinter C  Kunalan, 70, who left the post just a month after taking over in February.

In a statement on Monday, SAA chief Tang Weng Fei said: "We have advertised for the vacancy of Chief of Sports Development and Performance and are expecting some quality applicants. We will announce the successful candidate in due time."

Loh does not harbour ambitions for the permanent position, but said: "I'm picked for the post, so I'll just do it until the association finds someone to take over.

"My priority is to prepare for the 2015 SEA Games. If from now until then, someone takes over, so much the better. But if not, I can continue.

"I can plan things... but my love is in coaching."

The 2015 SEA Games, which Singapore will host for the first time since 1993, is one of the top priorities of the SAA.

Last year, Tang set Singapore's athletes a bold target of five to seven gold medals in  2015.

Gary Yeo and Wan Lay Chi, silver medallists at the 2011 Games in the men's 100m and women's shot put, respectively, and Under-23 girls' 100m record-holder Shanti Pereira are some of the names the SAA are counting on.

Before Competing, Sea Games athletes to be Trained


Prima Satlak create a program to galvanize the athlete's physical and mental condition prior to competing in the military-style XXVII/2013 Myanmar Sea Games.

The program is part of character development program to athletes and officials. It will be performed at Special Forces headquarters, Batujajar, Bandung, West Java in April 2013

The same way never done before Indonesia contingent of athletes competing in the SEA Games Jakarta-Palembang XXVI/2011.

"They all put in a character development program in April. Those who have not been followed, shall undergo penggemblengan for two weeks. Yet for those who are, just for refreshing," said Chief Satlak Prima, Surya Dharma, Thursday (28/3 / 2013) yesterday.

Surya Dharma explained, character development program participants will follow the way of life and habits of the soldiers. For example, woke up at 4:00 pm, then pray religion and belief, respectively, gymnastics in the morning, eat breakfast, and then follow the archipelago insight-oriented lessons.

"For the afternoon activities, there are internal games of their respective sports. Then, given mentor training of Kopassus. All existing exercises, designed to build solidarity," he said.

According to Surya Dharma, there are things that should not be conducted during the forging. "For example, to communicate actively with the environment outside. Because all communication devices will be confiscated mentors from Kopassus," he said.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Vietnam prepares for 5th SEA Student Sports Festival

Source: VNA

The fifth Southeast Asian Student Sports Festival looks to enhance solidarity and knowledge sharing among regional students.
The remark was made by Tran Quang Quy, Deputy Minister of Education and Training of Vietnam, which hosts the event, during his meeting with the heads of participating delegations in Hanoi on March 25.
He briefed his guests on Vietnam’s preparations for the games, including sporting facilities, accommodations and transportation.
To take place in Hanoi from June 22-30, the festival will see the participation of about 1,500 athletes and coaches from Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Brunei, and the host Vietnam, plus the guest of Laos.
It will include nine sport events, including track-and-field, sepak takraw, swimming, badminton, basketball, gymnastics, table-tennis, volleyball, and pencak silat.
Quy told his guests that Vietnam gives special care to promoting the overall development of students.
He said the Ministry of Education and Training has always created possible conditions for students to take part in regional and international competitions.

Cyclists set for Myanmar test

Source: Brunei Times
The national cycling team are off to their first real test of the year.

The trio of Muhammad Raihaan Abd Aziz, Mohd Nurjamri Johari and Mohd Shahnizzam Hj Tamit are in Myanmar for today's pre-Southeast Asian (SEA) Games cycling competition.

The duo of Raihaan and Nurjamri will be competing in the cross country event while Mohd Shahnizzam will take part in the downhill category at the two-day tournament.

The national cyclists had a 10-day training stint in Kota Kinabalu last month as preparations for the March 8-19 Asian Cycling Championships (ACC) in New Delhi, India.

However, the team didn't travel to India as previously planned.

The team, together with national cycling coach Yafiz Jamaludin, left for Myanmar on Monday while Raihaan departed only yesterday after just returning from Beijing for a holiday.

Raihaan, who is arguably the best cyclist in the country, is not in 100 per cent condition despite putting in hard work but is still aiming to finish inside the top-10 for his race.

"I'm not very confident but I'm targeting to finish in the top-10. As usual I'll go out there with my best and finishing in the top-five would be a bonus for me," said Raihaan in an interview with The Brunei Times yesterday.

"I'm ready to race but it's just that the condition that I'm in... I feel that I'm not in the best shape, especially since it has only been a short time since I've returned from a long off season.

"I was hoping to ride up some mountains while in Beijing (last week) but the weather conditions were too cold for me," headded.

Raihaan also highlighted how important it is to get training outside of the country to be fully prepared.

"We have been training very hard and even underwent intensive training at Sabah. It is the best training route and is the closest place to us. We can't improve as much if we only train here," said the 24-year-old.

Raihaan is looking at the pre-SEA Games race as part of his training programme, and also as an opportunity to be selected for his main target which is the SEA Games in December which will also be held in Myanmar.

The national cyclist is also targeting a strong finish at the Tour de Borneo slated for May.

The last race for the national team was the Borneo Mountain Bike (MTB) Challenge 2012 in Bintulu, Sarawak in December.

The duo of Raihaan and Nurjamri finished on the podium of the 35-kilometre men's Open category the former claiming silver while the latter took bronze.

Monday, March 25, 2013

WEIGHTLIFTING: Battle to make Sea Games squad

Source: New Straits Times

OVER a hundred lifters will battle it out for a chance to secure places in the national elite and back-up squads and put themselves in the running to make the Myanmar Sea Games team at the National Weightlifting Championships which start today in Kota Kinabalu.

Malaysian Weightlifting Federation (MWF) deputy president Ahmad Janius Abdullah said he is expecting new talent to rise to the challenge at the three-day tournament which will feature a men's and women's 'Open' as well as under-20 categories.

"I am expecting an interesting tournament this time. From our observation, we believe the current batch of youngsters in the country are very promising and are already able to challenge their seniors," said Ahmad Janius.

"I do not want to name anybody as I do not want them to feel pressure but I believe they can make the breakthrough at the national level here."

Ahmad Janius added that the federation will select athletes based purely on their performance at the championships and disclosed that no limits have been placed on the number of back-up squad athletes MWF will select to give a fair chance to those worthy of places. "Currently we have 10 athletes in the elite and six in the back-up programme but they will have to perform here if they want to stay in the teams.

"We do not want our athletes to be comfortable with where they are and want them to keep pushing for improvement especially as the Sea Games and Commonwealth Games are just around the corner.
"It is not easy to find athletes who can meet the criteria to be in the elite squad but we will add a few more athletes if they are worthy.

"We will also offer places in the back-up team to those we feel have the quality to further develop. We do not plan to limit the number of athletes in the back-up squad. As long as they are good enough we will select them."

A number of big names will, however, be missing from the competition. Mohd Hafifi Mansor is not yet ready for competition after undergoing surgery late last year while Commonwealth Games gold medallist Aricco Jumitih is still battling a severe case of psoriasis.

Raihan Yusoff, a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, is still serving a ban after failing a dope test at the 2011 World Championships. By Fadhli Ishak

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Funding scheme to cover more athletes

Source: The Straits Times By May Chen

SINGAPORE - National athletes with the potential to become world beaters will now come under a new $40-million elite athlete programme that aims to fund their ambitions regardless of their sport.

It paves the way for those like swimmer Joseph Schooling (above), who has made a mark only at the SEA Games level but is already touted as likely to make waves at the Asian and Olympic levels.

The national High Performance System will be an all-inclusive scheme, not only catering to both able-bodied and disabled athletes, but also ensuring that those from non-Olympic sports get the maximum help to realise their sporting dreams. This will include bowling and silat, for example - sports that boast world champions but had previously struggled to get top-tier funding.

Announcing details of the programme on Wednesday, Singapore Sports Council chief executive Lim Teck Yin said the scheme marked a new chapter in Singapore sports.

"This is the highest level of attention that has ever been paid to the entire high performance system," he said.

Backed by a war chest of $40 million over five years, Sports Excellence (Spex) scholarships will be offered to as many as 60 athletes. With annual median stipends ranging from $24,000 to $90,000, they dwarf the financial assistance that some elite athletes are receiving at the moment.

The stipends will come on top of support that will go towards covering additional costs for training, competitions and equipment.

This top-level support is an extension of previous high-performance schemes such as the Olympic Pathway Programme, a $6.5-million project that backed only 11 athletes across four sports for the Olympic Games in London last year.

Athletes' inclusion in the new scheme will depend not only on past performance, but also their potential to move from competing at regional Games to excelling on the world stage.

It paves the way for those like swimmer Joseph Schooling, who has made a mark only at the SEA Games level but is already touted as likely to make waves at the Asian and Olympic levels.

Said the 17-year-old from Florida, where he is based: "It's great that we're getting this support.

"It's expensive to pursue a dream like going to the Olympics and maintain a high level of training, so support from the Government is great news and a step forward for sports in Singapore."

Athletes who do not compete at Olympic or world championship levels will not be left out: Those with the ability to compete only at continental or regional meets will also be nurtured.

Said Singapore Sports Institute executive director Fabian Lim: "Unlike earlier programmes where enhanced support only comes in at the apex, we realise that athletes at the bottom of the pathway still need some form of support in order for them to reach the apex. This scheme is designed to cover the gap."

An 11-member steering committee headed by Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong will evaluate the first batch of candidates for the scholarships. The list is expected to be finalised around September.

To qualify for the scheme, athletes must have a good track record - they will be benchmarked against the standards of medallists at various major Games - and show the ability to commit to a full-time training load.

Friday, March 22, 2013

SEA Nations Victorious at the 1st Asian Archery Grand Prix 2013

Southeast Asian nations proved that it has an Asian level of competitiveness during the 1st Asian Archery Grand Prix held in Bangkok, Thailand last 9th - 15th March 2013. 

Indonesia and Malaysia were the biggest winners of this event. Bagging 3 gold medals, Malaysia took the second spot overall behind powerhouse Japan. While Indonesia got an impressive 2 golds and 2 bronze medals in this competition placing them fourth overall.

Malaysia's gold medals were pocketed from Recurve Men's Team, Compound Men's Team and Compound Mixed Team events. Indonesia's gold were taken from Recurve Women's Individual event courtesy of Ika Yuliana Rochmawati and from Dellie Threesyadinda of Compound Women's Individual event. Indonesian's bronze medals were won from Compound Men's team and Recurve Women's team.

The absence of South Korea made the SEA nations to capture more medals. 

Other Southeast Asian nations that brought home medals were host Thailand and Vietnam. Thailand captured silver medal in the Women's Compound team while Vietnam got 2 silver medals in Compound Men's Team and Mixed Compound Team.  

Myanmar, the host of the upcoming 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and was the most medalled country during the 5th Southeast Asian Archery Championships 2013 heldin their own soil failed to captured any medal. 

Other SEA nations who also competed in this Grand Prix were Laos, Philippines and Singapore. Philippines who eyes themselves in the "Asian level of competition" failed to collect medal at this point.

At the coming 27th SEA Games in Myanmar, expect Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand to battle head-to-head in this sport.

All in all, the SEA nations captured 10 medals (5 golds - 2 silvers - 3 bronzes) at the 1st Asian Archery Grand Prix 2013. Congratulations to all victorious!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

1st Asian Archery Grand Prix (World Ranking Tournament)

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Date: 9th - 15th March 2013


Compound Men's Individual
Gold - Jignas Chittibomma (India)
Silver - Ying He (China)
Bronze - Takayuki Shimada (Japan) 

Compound Women's Individual
Gold - Dellie Threesyadinda (Indonesia)
Silver - Anjali Kumari (India)
Bronze - Ning Meng Wen (Chinese Taipei)

Recurve Men's Individual
Gold - Takaharu Furukawa (Japan)
Silver - Rahul Banerjee (India)
Bronze - Atanu Das (India)

Recurve Women's Individual
Gold - Ika Yuliana Rochmawati (Indonesia)
Silver - Yuki Hayashi (Japan)
Bronze - Bombayla Devi Laishram (India)

Compound Men's Team
Gold - India (India (Sandeep Kumar, Abhishek,Jignas Chittibomma)
Silver - Vietnam (Thanh Tuan Nguyen, Tien Cuong Nguyen, Tuan Anh Nguyen)
Bronze - Indonesia (Yanu Ardianto, Gusti Nyoman Puruhito)

Compound Women's Team
Gold - Malaysia (Norhayati Al-Madinah Hashim, Nurul Atiqah Adawiyah, Mat Rozai, Fatin Norfatehah Mat Salleh)
Silver - Thailand (Nareumon Junsook, Kanyawee Maneesombatakul, Yonlada Robmaung)
Bronze - Chinese Taipei (Li Ju Chen, I-Jou Huang, Ning-Meng Wen)

Recurve Men's Team
Gold - Malaysia (Khairul Anuar Mohamad, Atiq Bazil Bakri, Muhamad Fareez Rosli)
Silver - Japan (Shohei Ota, Yu Ishizu, Takaharu Furukawa)
Bronze - India (Atanu Das, Rahul Banerjee, Binod Swansi)

Recurve Women's Team
Gold - Japan (Kaori Kawanaka, Yuki Hayashi, Ren Hayakawa)
Silver - China (Siyi Lu, Jueman Zhu, Yuhong Qi)
Bronze - Indonesia (Ika Yuliana Rochmawati, Titik Kusuma Wardani, Choirunisa)

Compound Mixed Team
Gold - Malaysia (Ahmad Alif Fabhullah Alwi & Fatin Norfatehah Mat Salleh)
Silver - Vietnam (Thi Kim Anh Nguyen & Tien Cuong Nguyen)
Bronze - Kazakhstan (Pavel Fisher & Svetlna Shepotko)

Recurve Mixed Team
Gold - Japan (Takaharu Furukawa & Kaori Kawanaka)
Silver - Russia (Tatiana Biltrikova & Bato Tsynguev)
Bronze - India (Atanu Das & Bombayla Devi Laishram)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Path cleared for 2023 SEA Games

Source: Phnom Penh Post

THE ROYAL Government has approved the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia’s proposal to host the 2023 SEA Games, clearing the path for the Kingdom to realise a dream that was shattered in 1963.

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Cambodia appears set to host the SEA Games in 2023 after Prime Minister Hun Sen approved the NOCC's proposal. Photograph: Sreng Meng Srun/Phnom Penh Post

The nod for what will be the Kingdom’s biggest sports spectacle came four days ago with the blessing of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Within hours of the offic-ial letter of approval landing at NOCC headquarters in Phnom Penh, the news was splashed over social-media websites including Facebook.

The NOCC will formally place its bid for the biennial event — the second-largest in the region after the Asian Games — before a 2015 SEA Games Executive Council meeting in Singapore.

“It’s just a matter of procedure, and the Executive Council’s approval is a mere formality ,” NOCC secretary- general Vath Chamroeun told the Post yesterday.

“We’re already halfway through a master plan co-ordinated by several ministries including Education, Transport, Tourism, Health, Fin-ance and Human Resources.

“Allowing a margin for inflation and cost escalation over the next 10 years, we are estimating the organisational cost at three to four million dollars.

“But creating the infrastructure and developing human resources will cost us a lot more.

“Ten years may seem a faraway thought, but we need that time to be absolutely ready on all fronts, and the work has already begun.”

Chamroeun said transport and human-resource management would be pivotal areas.

Under the master plan, the NOCC will create infrastructure including the main stadium while upgrading all other facilities for a two-week event that attracts thousands of athletes and officials from the 11 ASEAN nations.

NOCC president and Toursim Minister Thong Khon said: “I am very happy that the uncertainty about the SEA Games has been cleared. I am thankful to the Government and the Prime Minister for taking this huge step.”

Of the five founder members of the SEA Games, Cambodia is the only one to have missed out on its rotation as a host. The Original Five, as they are known – Thailand, Burma (now Myanmar), Mal-aya (now Malaysia), Laos and Cambodia — created a peninsular vision in 1959 that eventually led to the birth of the SEA Games.

But history took a devious turn. Cambodia was awarded the 1963 edition, but political instability and financial constraints at the time contrived with other extraneous factors, forcing the country to step back as a host.

Conditions were even worse when Cambodia was offered a chance to stage the 1966 Games. Since then, the Kingdom has only been a guest at this coveted regional sporting assembly, having been forced to turn down several invitat-ions to hold it on home soil.

Troubled times in the 1970s and ’80s, and painful rebuilding in the ’90s, shut down all possibilities of the country taking on such a mammoth responsibility.

Every member country in the ASEAN community has made it clear that Cambodia would be granted the hosting rights any time it is ready, even if it were to be another member nation’s turn.

The NOCC is measuring up its own high expectations of staging the Games with the realities on the ground.

The country’s prime sports body reckons 10 years should be long enough to achieve the organisational excellence to make the 2023 edition a unique experience.

As part of its infrastructure expansion, Phnom Penh’s second multi-purpose stad-ium is taking shape.
Modern office space for all the NOCC-affiliated federat-ions has been created under one roof within the National Sports Complex, surrounding the Olympic Stadium.

Cambodia’s resolve to stage the Games has never been higher. Ten more years of waiting for this landmark  may well be worthy enough to wipe clean the frustrations of the past 50.

Cambodian SEA Games, 60 years on

Source: Bangkok Post

PHNOM PENH - The government on Monday approved a proposal to bid to host the 2023 SEA Games, 60 years after it was supposed to hold the Southeast Asian sports spectacle.

Prime Minister Hun Sen gave his blessing to the proposal from the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, according to a report by The Phnom Penh Post.

The country's main sports body reckons 10 years should be long enough to achieve the organisational excellence to make the 2023 Games a success, the paper said in its report.

"Ten years may seem a faraway thought, but we need that time to be absolutely ready on all fronts, and the work has already begun," NOCC secretary- general Vath Chamroeun told the newspaper.

"Allowing a margin for inflation and cost escalation over the next 10 years, we are estimating the organisational cost at three to four million dollars. But creating the infrastructure and developing human resources will cost us a lot more."

The original SEA Games began as the Peninsular Southeast Asia Games in 1959, with five participating nations - Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma (now Myanmar) and Malaya (now Malaysia and Singapore).

Cambodia was supposed to host the 1963 Peninsular event, but had to drop out because of political instability and lack of money. It is the only country of the original five which has not hosted a Games.
If its bid is successful, the 2023 SEA Games would be the largest sports event ever held in Cambodia.

Ministry to provide financial help to SEA Games squad

Source: The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: The Youth and Sports Ministry will provide financial backing to the national Under-23 football team in their bid to retain the Myanmar SEA Games gold medal in December.

Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Razali Ibrahim said yesterday that they would absorb one-third of the football team’s total expenditure to help them to achieve their goal.

“We want to ensure our football team defend the gold medal. We’ll provide financial assistance for the team’s training and competitions this year. We’ll also monitor their performances in competitions to make sure they are doing well,” he said after chairing the national football development committee meeting at the National Sports Council (NSC) Complex in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

Razali said that the FA of Malaysia (FAM) had submitted the national team’s programme for the year and they would assist the association for Malaysia to win their third consecutive gold medal in the biennial Games.

The national Under-23 team won the gold in Laos (2009) and Jakarta (2011).

FAM secretary general Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad declined to reveal the amount needed by the Under-23 team for their preparations.

The Under-23 team are under pressure to retain the SEA Games title after the senior side failed to defend the AFF Suzuki Cup last year when they lost to Thailand in the semi-finals.

Myanmar Pencak Silat competitors prepare for upcoming SEA Games

Source: NZ Week

YANGON, March 18 — Myanmar Pencak Silat competitors started preparations for next year’s 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games scheduled to be held in Myanmar, according to sports circle Monday.

At present, about 40 athletes are under training by seven coaches including three foreign coaches at Gold Camp in Nay Pyi Taw.

For promoting their qualities, it is planned to take two-month joint training in Indonesia starting from April.

The 4th SEA Pencak Silat Championship will be hosted in June before the SEA Games.

Meanwhile, the Nay Pyi Taw Pencak Silat Invitation Competition will be hosted for the first time in Nay Pyi Taw from March 22 to 26.

A total of 27 members from each country — Indonesia, Laos and Malaysia are allowed to participate in the competition.

A sweep is not STTA's main goal

Source: The New Paper By David Ee

SINGAPORE - Singapore swept all five table tennis gold medals on offer at the 2011 South-east Asia (SEA) Games in Indonesia.

(From left) Clarence Chew, Pang Xuejie and Isabelle Li will be hoping for the chance to do Singapore proud at this year's SEA Games.

The Republic bagged six out of seven in 2009 in Laos, and won all seven table tennis events in 2007 in Thailand.

The world-class table tennis outfit - the women have won one silver and two bronze medals over the last two Olympics - dominate the sport in South-east Asia, and Lee Bee Wah is willing to sacrifice a couple of golds at this year's SEA Games, which will be held in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, from Dec 11 to 22.

Her stance almost certainly sets the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) on a collision course with the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC).

According to Lee, the STTA will nominate more young talent for the 2013 Games, and explaining her stand to The New Paper on Thursday morning on the sidelines of a visit by the national team to Pathlight School, she said: "We want to win all the gold medals, if possible. But even if we don't win one or two gold medals, to me, I feel that is perfectly okay.

"We have some younger players whom we would like to give more opportunities. We will field them when they are ready.

"What is more important is to look beyond the SEA Games. We want to groom them eventually for the Olympics.

"We want our players to do well but we also don't want our players to go into the SEA Games with a lot of pressure.

"More importantly, it is about giving them the opportunity, to expose them.

"So even if we miss one of two gold medals, I feel it is perfectly okay."

Myanmar wants ... Monologue at SEA Games 2013

Source: Nguoi Lao Dong

Many countries in Southeast Asia are "crying" because of 2013 SEA Games host Myanmar brought into play strange subject contents - only the host country know how to play.

Countries attending the 27th SEA Games in December 12 are annoyed because of many selected sports seemed to be only for the purpose of Myanmar athletes to win medals.

One of the most powerful national response is in the Philippines, many of its sports officials initially proposed only to send a representative delegation to SEA Games 2013 (not for competition), some comments even require removal of the biggest sports festival in Southeast Asia this time.

However, after much discussion, the Philippines said they would send the best athletes to SEA Games 2013 but do not expect anything to win more medals.

Philippine chief sports - Jeff Tamayo said: "We will send the outstanding athletes. This is not a personal competition. What we do not expect to win. Philippines will only send athletes to participate in 27 of 33 subjects, and the number will be reduced if the budget is too tight. "

Tamayo said the new sport was put into the subject almost exclusively played in Myanmar, some sports that Filipinos have not heard of. For example subjects "chinlone", a traditional soccer Myanmar that many countries in the region are not known, are also brought into play.

"Whereas the subjects in the system of the Olympic competitions like tennis or gymnastics was the home side Myanmar excluded from the list of competitions, the host may be because the athletes not much good at this subject" , Mr. Tamayo upset.

Mr. Tamayo said the Philippines prepared many subjects no medals or if they do not dare to dream of gold or silver but will try our best athletes in the area of ​​strength, such as boxing, taekwondo and basketball.


Kempo inclusion irks Karate Federation

Source: The Myanmar Times

The Myanmar Karate Federation is criticising the inclusion of kempo in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games, claiming that it is taking too many athletes away from their chosen discipline.

Kempo was selected as one of the 33 events to be featured in the 27th SEA Games after Indonesian officials allegedly promised the Minister of Sports, U Tint San, that with the help of Indonesian coaches, Myanmar could capture at least six gold medals in the sport.

Eighteen kempo events will held at the Games. Indonesia has traditionally excelled at the sport.

“Now we have to transfer eight of our karate athletes to the kempo team,” U Tin Win Myint joint-secretary of Karate Federation told The Myanmar Times.

“The minster asked us for some of our athletes so we gave them away but it really hurts us because we have worked with them and if not this year, in 2015, we would have seen good results from them.”

Myanmar Taekwondo Federation head coach U Kyaw Than Oo said that most of the burden will fall to the Karate Federation due to the similarities between kempo and karate.

“It is Shorinji Kempo, which is closer to karate. The Taekwondo Federation gave away five athletes as well as coaches and a manager. But it won’t affect us much because the athletes are from the second squad,” he said.

Thirty-three kempo athletes began training on March 1 at Lea Way Training Centre in Nay Pyi Taw and 54 from the Yangon and Mandalay Institutes of Physical Education are scheduled to join them on March 23.

“In our kempo training camp there will be around 90 athletes and 45 will be selected for the SEA Games squad. We have two Indonesian coaches who have just arrived, one for sparring kempo and another for show kempo,” said Daw Mi Mi Maw, junior director for the kempo training.

“We have already submitted paperwork to the authorities for forming a kempo federation with the aim of having more athletes for the 28th Singapore SEA Games in 2015, “ she added.

Elephant Dancers to Perform at SEA Games

Source: The Irrawaddy

RANGOON — A favorite traditional performance of Burma’s former dictator, Snr-Gen Than Shwe, is set to perform at the opening ceremony of the SEA Games in December.

The Kyaukse Elephant Dance, from Than Shwe’s hometown, features two men taking their places inside a huge elephant figure made from bamboo and paper and dancing to the rhythmic beat of drums.

A total of 80 elephant dancers from Kyaukse will take part in the opening ceremony of the SEA Games, to be held on Dec. 11 in Naypyidaw. They will spend two months rehearsing in the capital for the performance, says Win Tin, who is leading the performance group.

“Than Shwe is a great fan of the Elephant Dance,” said Win Tin. The team performed for the former senior general several times when he visited Kyaukse, a provincial town that lies 50 km south of Mandalay, during his time in power.

“We were invited to perform at the opening ceremony with other traditional ethnic dances and Burmese sport dances like chinlone,” said Win Tin. “It’s a chance for us to reveal our traditional elephant dancing at an international level ceremony.”

The team has 40 big papier-mâché elephant costumes, 80 men to dance and 20 men for assistance.

“We will have to rehearse twice a day from October to November and we are now making the best dummy elephants using the best bamboos and papers,” said Thu Ra, the leader of Aye Yar Won elephant dancing group, which is part of the team.

Nu Nu Sein, an assistant professor and head of the department of dramatic art at the Rangoon Art and Culture University, told The Irrawaddy that the Kyaukse Elephant Dance is one of the most famous performances in Burma.

“It is wonderful to see a dummy elephant with two men inside who are trying to dance like a real elephant,” she said.

The opening ceremony of the 2013 Sea Games will use 8,000 people for its performances. The SEA Games is a biennial multi-sport event involving participants from all 11 countries of Southeast Asia.

“The Kyaukse Elephant Dancers were chosen in accordance with the instructions of the President’s Office as it is unique among all Burmese traditional dances,” said Khin Maung Lwin, joint general secretary of Myanmar Olympic Committee.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Myanmar not providing free TV rights for 27th SEA Games

Source: VietNamNet Bridge

According to the Vietnam Olympic Committee (VOC), Myanmar - the host country of this year's SEA Games - has decided to sell the television rights of all sport events at the 27th SEA Games.

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The Vietnam Olympic Committee’s Vice Chairman--Hoang Vinh Giang, says that the committee has just received notice of the host country on the sale of television rights of the SEA Games.

It is unclear which way the host country will sell the TV rights but the VOC’s viewpoint is that the upcoming SEA Games will be broadcast widely in Vietnam to server fans. VOC has also chosen the national television broadcaster - VTV – as the Vietnamese representative to buy the TV rights of the 27th SEA Games. After obtaining the copyright, VTV will have share it with local TV stations.

Giang says the price is anticipated to not be high. The Myanmar National TV (MRTV) is the holder of the television copyright of 27th SEA Games.

The VTV on March 14 said it had received an invitation to a meeting on the television rights of the 27th SEA Games of MRTV later this month. VTV plans to broadcast live all events of the Vietnamese delegation at the SEA Games.

Thailand was the first country that sold the copyright of the 24th SEA Games, followed by Laos with the 25th SEA Games in 2009. At the 26th SEA Games in 2011, to create a successful games, Indonesia decided not to charge the TV rights.

So if nothing changes, Vietnamese fans will be watching most of the matches in the upcoming SEA Games.

Earlier, the Southeast Asian Sports Council met in Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar) on January 29 to decide that the 27th SEA Games will only have a total of 33 subjects, including: water sports (swimming, diving, water polo, etc.), archery, athletics, cycling, horse racing, football, futsal, badminton, basketball , billiards-snooker, bodybuilding, boxing, canoeing, chess, golf, judo, karate, Muay, Pencak Silat, rowing, sailing, pencak takraw, chinlone, wushu, vovinam, weightlifting, wrestling, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, traditional boat racing and volleyball.

ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships 2013

Location: Subic Bay, Zambales, Philippines

Date: 10th - 17th March 2013

Participating Countries

Chinese Taipei
India (under AIBA flag)
North Korea
Sri Lanka


Light Flyweight (49kg)
Gold - Jade Bornea (Philippines)
Silver - Kosei Tanaka (Japan)
Bronze - Shatlykmyrat Myradov (Turkmenistan)
Bronze - Lalitha Polipalli (India)

Flyweight (52kg)
Gold - Ian Clark Bautista (Philippines)
Silver - Mirazizbek Murzahalilov (Uzbekistan)
Bronze - Van Tien Do (Vietnam)
Bronze - Masaya Kobayashi (Japan)

Bantam Weight (56kg)
Gold - Kanat Koptileijov (Kazakhstan)
Silver - Kenji Fujita (Japan)
Bronze - Karrar Sahm (Iraq)
Bronze - Nursuitan Nisanbaev (Uzbekistan)

Light Weight (60kg)
Gold - James Palicte (Philippines)
Silver - Liu Xiaoshuai (China)
Bronze - Ameer K Ghanim (Iraq)
Bronze - Norobal Otgontumuk (Mongolia)

Light Welter Weigh (64kg)
Gold - Eumir Marcial (Philippines)
Silver - Batzorig Otgonjorgal (Mongolia)
Bronze - Anvar Turamov (Uzbekistan)
Bronze - Hikaru Okishima (Japan)

Welter Weight (69kg)
Gold - Aitzhan Shleyev (Kazakhstan)
Silver - Israel Madrimov (Uzbekistan)
Bronze - Davaanvan Davaasuren (Mongolia)
Bronze - Abdu Said Masiumov (Kyrgyzstan)

Middle Weight (75kg)
Gold - Tursynbay Kulkhmet (Kazakhstan)
Silver - Akmalbek Kosimov (Uzbekistan)
Bronze - Zang Zhonglou (China)
Bronze - Mobin Gahrazeh (Iran)

Light Heavy Weight (81kg)  
Gold - Adiet Orynbassarov (Kazakhstan)
Silver - Siavash Omidi (Iran)
Bronze - Abhishek Beniwal (India)
Bronze - Li Bitao (China)

Heavy Weight (91kg)
Gold - Oybek Sharipov (Uzbekistan)
Silver - Aibek Ermetov (Kazakhstan)
Bronze - Seyedsina Ghalehnbandi (Iran)
Bronze - Amritpreet Singh (India)

Super Heavy (+91kg)
Gold - Zhang Zhe (China)
Silver - Ulugbek Mubinov (Uzbekistan)
Bronze - Narender (India)
Bronze -  Hussein Iashaish (Jordan)

Friday, March 15, 2013

2013 Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Date: 2nd - 11th March 2013


March 2 - Training & Team Manager Meeting

March 3

Cadet Boy’s Epee
Gold - Phuoc Den Nguyen (Vietnam)
Silver - Ho Tin Ng (Hong Kong)
Bronze - Sze Hou Ho (Hong Kong)
Bronze - Shinkai Kawakita (Japan)

Cadet Girl’s Foil 
Gold - Yuan Ting Cai (China)
Silver - Minami Kano (Japan)
Bronze - Saki Asano (Japan)
Bronze - Yi Ting Fu (China)

Cadet Boy’s Sabre 
Gold - Hui Cong Feng (China)
Silver - Do Yong Bag (South Korea)
Bronze - Kunihiko Fitzgerald (Japan)
Bronze - Qian Cheng Xu (China)

March 4

Cadet Boy’s Foil
Gold - Jingfeng Chen (China)
Silver - Cheung Ka Long (Hong Kong)
Bronze - Joshua Ian Lim (Singapore)
Bronze - Zhifeng Yang (China)

Cadet Girl’s Epee
Gold - Malika Khakimova (Uzbekistan)
Silver - Dominique Tannous (Libya)
Bronze - Tik Lam Debbie Ho (Hong Kong)
Bronze - Ami Shiramine (Japan)
Cadet Girl’s Sabre
Gold - Risa Takashima (Japan)
Silver - Ayaka Mukae (Japan)
Bronze - Karen Ngai Hing Chang (Hong Kong)
Bronze - Aigerim Sarybay (Kazakhstan)

March 5

Cadet Boy’s Epee Team
Gold - Hong Kong
Silver - Japan
Bronze - China
Bronze - Uzbekistan
5th - Singapore
6th - Kazakhstan
7th - Chinese Taipei
8th - Malaysia
9th - Thailand
10th - Iraq
11th - Cambodia
12th - Indonesia
13th - Mongolia 

Cadet Girl’s Foil Team
Gold - China
Silver - Hong Kong
Bronze - Japan
Bronze - South Korea
5th - Singapore
6th - Chinese Taipei
7th - Kazakhstan
8th - Australia
9th - Thailand
10th - Indonesia
11th - Malaysia 

Cadet Boy’s Sabre Team
Gold - South Korea
Silver - China
Bronze - Japan
Bronze - Chinese Taipei
5th - Hong Kong
6th - Iraq
7th - Australia
8th - FCA (India)
9th - Singapore
10th - Thailand
11th - Malaysia
12th - Indonesia
13th - Uzbekistan 

March 6

Cadet Boy’s Foil Team
Gold - Hong Kong
Silver - China
Bronze - Japan
Bronze - Singapore
5th - Australia
6th - South Korea
7th - Chinese Taipei
8th - Qatar
9th - Indonesia
10th - Kazakhstan
11th - Thailand
12th - Malaysia
13th - Cambodia
Cadet Girl’s Epee Team
Gold - China
Silver - Chinese Taipei
Bronze - Hong Kong
Bronze - Thailand
5th - Kazakhstan
6th - Japan
7th - Uzbekistan
8th - Singapore 
9th - FCA (India)
10th - Indonesia
Cadet Girl’s Sabre Team
Gold - Hong Kong
Silver - Japan
Bronze - Kazakhstan
Bronze - Singapore
5th - Thailand
6th - China
7th - Chinese Taipei
8th - Australia
9th - Indonesia

March 7

Junior Men’s Epee
Gold - Masaru Yamada (Japan)
Silver - Moshin Abbas (Iraq) 
Bronze - Dong Ju Jeung (South Korea)
Bronze - Darkhan Yedilkanuly (Kazakhstan)
Junior Women’s Foil
Gold - Fuko Takashima (Japan)
Silver - Yi Ting Fu (China)
Bronze - Wan Ting Cai (China)
Bronze - Miho Karachi (Japan)

March 8

Junior Men’s Sabre
Gold - Ryuta Harima (Japan)
Silver - Farzad Baherarasbaran (Iran)
Bronze - Hui Cong Feng (China)
Bronze - Xuan Loi Nguyen (Vietnam)
Junior Women’s Epee
Gold - Diana Sher (Australia)
Silver - Shiori Komata (Japan)
Bronze - Eun Bi Kang (South Korea)
Bronze - Dominique Tannous (Lebanon)

March 9

Junior Men’s Foil
Gold - Yong Xi Huang (China)
Silver - Ka Long Cheung (Hong Kong)
Bronze - Teppei Azuma (Japan)
Bronze - Noriyuki Nagashima (Japan)
Junior Women’s Sabre
Gold - Karen Chang (Hong Kong)
Silver - Li Chun Lin (Chinese Taipei)
Bronze - Risa Takashima (Japan)
Bronze - Yi Chin Wu (Chinese Taipei)

March 10

Junior Men’s Epee Team
Gold - Japan
Silver - Iran
Bronze -Hongkong
Bronze - Kazakhstan
5th - Iraq
6th - Thailand
7th -  Chinese Taipei
8th - China
9th - Vietnam
10th -United Arab Emirates
11th - Singapore
12th - Uzbekistan
13th - FCA
14th - Australia
15th - Turkmenistan
16th - Malaysia

Junior Men’s Sabre Team
Gold - Kazakhstan
Silver - South Korea
Bronze - Japan
Bronze - Vietnam
5th - Hong Kong
6th - Iran
7th - China
8th - Iraq
9th - FCA
10th - United Arab Emirates
11th - Singapore
12th - Chinese Taipei
13th - Thailand
14th - Uzbekistan
15th - Australia
16th - Malaysia 
Junior Women’s Foil Team
Gold - China
Silver - Japan
Bronze - Hong Kong
Bronze - Singapore
5th - Kazakhstan
6th - Philippines
7th - Thailand
8th - FCA
9th - Australia
10th - Macau
11th - Chinese Taipei
12th - Vietnam
13th - Malaysia

March 11 

Junior Men’s Foil Team
Gold - Hong Kong
Silver - Japan
Bronze - China
Bronze - South Korea
5th - Thailand
6th - Qatar
7th - Australia
8th - Philippines
9th - Singapore
10th - Chinese Taipei
11th - Malaysia
12th - Kazakhstan
13th - United Arab Emirates
14th - Macau
15th - Iraq
16th - Vietnam
17th - Uzbekistan 
Junior Women’s Epee Team
Gold - Australia
Silver - Singapore
Bronze - China
Bronze - South Korea
5th - Kazakhstan
6th - Vietnam
7th - Japan
8th - Malaysia
9th - Hong Kong
10th - Iran
11th - Thailand
12th - Chinese Taipei
13th - FCA (India)
14th - Uzbekistan
15th - Turkmenistan
Junior Women’s Sabre Team
Gold - Hong Kong
Silver - Chinese Taipei
Bronze - Japan
Bronze - Thailand
5th - Kazakhstan
6th - Iran
7th - Australia
8th - China
9th - Vietnam
10th - Singapore
11th - FCA (India)
12th - Malaysia