Sunday, September 29, 2013

YONEX SUNRISE Indonesia Open 2013

Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Date: 24th - 29th September 2013


Men's Singles
1st - Simon Santoso  (Indonesia)
2nd - Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (Indonesia)
3rd - Tommy Sugiarto (Indonesia)
3rd - Sony Dwi Kuncoro (Indonesia)

Women's Singles
1st - Di Suo   (China)
2nd - Xue Yao  (China)
3rd - Maria Febe Kusumastuti (Indonesia)
3rd - Aprilla Yuswandari  (Indonesia)

Men's Doubles
1st - Angga Pratama & Ryan Agung Saputra (Indonesia)
2nd - Ronald Alexander & Selvanus Geh (Indonesia)
3rd - Gideon Markus Fernaldi  & Markis Kido (Indonesia)
3rd -  Berry Angriawan  & Ricky Karanda Suwardi(Indonesia)

Women's Doubles
1st - Ying Luo & Yu Luo  (China)
2nd - Dongping Huang & Yi Fan Jia  (China)
3rd - Aprilsasi Putri Lejarsar Variella & Vita Marissa (Indonesia)
3rd - Shinta Mulia Sari & Lei Yao (Singapore)

Mixed Doubles
1st - Praveen Jordan & Vita Marissa (Indonesia)
2nd - Tontowi Ahmad & Liliyana Natsir  (Indonesia)
3rd - Kaixiang Huang & Qingchen Chen (China)
3rd - Edi Subaktiar & Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (Indonesia)

2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Date: 26th - 29th September 2013


Men's 3x3 Basketball
Gold - Argentina
Silver - France
Bronze - Russia

Women's 3x3 Basketball
Gold - United States of America
Silver - Estonia
Bronze - Spain

Skills Contest - Women
Gold - Angela Salvadores (Spain)
Silver - Kamila Haskova (Czech Republic)
Bronze - Mayara Marins (Brazil)
Bronze - Destiny Castro (Guam)

Honda Dunk Contest
Gold - Kobe Paras (Philippines)
Silver - Antonio Morales (Spain)
Bronze - Demonte Flannigan (USA)
Bronze - Sun Ming Hui (China)

Samsung Shoot Out Contest
Gold - Teodora Dineva (Bulgaria)
Silver - Gemilie Ilao (Guam)
Bronze - Adam Siewruk (Poland)
Bronze - Marek Hájek (Czech Republic)

Free-throw Pursuit
Gold - János Mike (Hungary)
Silver - Gerard Gomila (Spain)
Bronze - Dimitris Rasty (Romania)


Wrestling training hosts Laos, Myanmar athletes

Source: The Phnom Penh Post

The Cambodian Wrestling Federation hosts its Friendship Training course from today at the Dambol Touk indoor hall of the National Sports Complex.

The six-day course, funded by the Olympic Solidarity Commission and sanctioned by the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, will tomorrow welcome 10 athletes from Laos and Myanmar to join the 20-strong Cambodian squad, who are vying for places in the delegation bound for December’s SEA Games in Myanmar.

“We’re all enthusiastic about promoting the sport of wrestling and glad to exchange our modest experience,” NOCC General Secretary Vath Chamroeun told the Post.

Sessions will be held from 9-11am and 4-6pm at the hall. Laos and Myanmar federations are covering the travel costs of their representatives, while the NOCC will cover food, accommodation and training costs during their stay.

Vietnam aims to win 76 gold medals at 2013 SEA Games

Source: VietNamNet Bridge (Tung Nguyen)

Head of the Vietnam sports delegation to the 27th Southeast Asian Games (27th SEA Games) – Mr. Lam Quang Thanh, says that Vietnam expects to win 76 gold medals from 29 sports at this event, which will be held in Myanmar later this year.

This figure is 20 less than that of the 26th SEA Games in Indonesia since the numbers of sports and competition categories at the upcoming games will reduce.

At the last SEA Games, there were 44 sports with 545 sets of medals. The 2013 games will have only 33 sports with 460 sets of medals. 

The number of Vietnamese athletes to the 2013 games will also reduce by 100 people, from 850 in the last games to 750 for this games.

Thanh says that if Vietnam wins at least 70 goal medals, the country will be in the top three. The two leading positions will be the race between the host country - Myanmar and the region's most powerful team - Thailand.

At this SEA Games, Vietnam will face some difficulties because the host country rejected some sports that are Vietnam’s fortes, such as gymnastics and fencing and narrowing the range of competition of other sports like wrestling.

The biggest hopes of Vietnam at the games are track-and-field and swimming. Thanh says that Vietnam is able to win over 12 gold medals from athletics. Vietnam currently also has many swimming talents, including Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, Hoang Quy Phuoc and Tran Duy Khoi.

Other promising sports consist of taekwondo, judo, wrestling, karate, wushu, Pencak Silat, Muay, Kempo, Vovinam and boxing. According to Thank, these are the “gold mine” of Vietnam and the number of gold medals from these sports will determine the final ranking of Vietnam. 

Thanh has just returned from Myanmar to inspect the facilities for the SEA Games. He says that the host country has prepared pretty good. The Vietnam delegation will live in seven villas, which are only 5 km from the competition sites by bus.

According to the schedule announced by the host, 27th SEA Games will be officially opened on December 11 in Nay Pyi Taw, but the male football will start from December 1. The draw for all sports will be held on November 29.

Travel advisory for Malaysians going to Myanmar Sea Games

Source: The Malaysian Insider/Bernama

The Malaysian Embassy in Myanmar will issue a travel advisory for Malaysians visiting Myanmar for the 27th Sea Games.

Ambassador Dr Ahmad Faisal Muhamad said the advisory was necessary as Myanmar was not a tourist-friendly nation.

"It will be uploaded on the embassy's Facebook site soon," he told a press conference yesterday after hosting a dinner for the Malaysian media delegation on a pre-Sea Games visit to Myanmar.

 He said Malaysians planning to go to Myanmar must obtain a visa from the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

"They must carry United States dollars as other currencies are not accepted here. The notes must in good condition. Not all commercial outlets will accept credit cards," he said.

On the Sea Games, Ahmad Faisal said the embassy to date had not been briefed by the Myanmar Sea Games Organising Committee on preparations for the event.

"Security will be boosted especially at the venues of the sports events by the Myanmar government during the Sea Games. Visitors must comply with all laws and respect the culture of the country," he said.

"Visitors must also only head for venues for the Sea Games, namely Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay and Ngwe Saung as not all places can be visited," he said.

A total 33 sports which offer 460 gold medals will be contested at the Games, to be held from December 11 to 22, 2013.

Myanmar is ready for the Games

Source: The Star Oline

Myanmar SEA Games mascots ready to welcome participants and fans this December.

NAYPYITAW (Myanmar): Hosts Myanmar are on course to stage the biggest ever Games in their sports history after 44 years.

A total of 33 sports will be hosted by Myanmar in the 27th SEA Games which will be held mainly in Yangon and Naypyitaw from Dec 11-22.

Deputy Minister of Sports H. E. U Zaw Winn, who is also the vice-president of the Myanmar Olympic Committee said more than 90% of the work has been completed on all the infrastructure.

“We are optimistic to get everything in place a month before the start of the Games. We have done all the arrangements to welcome our guests,” said Zaw Winn after receiving the Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM) delegation at the Main Sports Complex in Wunna Theikdi on Thursday.

He said that the Local Organising Committee (Locog) had taken great pains in getting ready for the Games since 2010.

“We have two main committees – one is the working committee for the organisational aspect and the other for the preparation of athletes,” said Zaw Winn.

He said that they would play hosts to some 5,976 participants and would offer 460-460-637 gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.

“To ensure the smooth operations of the Games we have already tested out some of the venues. So far we have conducted events in 15 sports and would be hosting another pre-SEA Games event by next month,” said Zaw Winn.

The 33-member SAM delegation led by president Ahmad Khawari Mohd Isa were briefed on the Locog preparations and were later taken to visit the Main Stadium, where the opening and closing ceremony will be held and also to the aquatic centre and the indoor stadiums.

Also present were Dr Myat Thu Ya Soe, secretary of Myanmar National Olympic Committee, Naw Tawng, deputy director general of Ministry of Sports and Khin Maung Lwin, the joint secretary general of Myanmar Olympic Committee.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Silat can deliver four gold medals at Myanmar SEA Games

Source:  Bernama

MELAKA: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said silat is expected to deliver four gold medals at Myanmar SEA Games in December.

This target is based on a report from the National Sports Council (NSC) and other factors including the performance of silat exponents in tournaments abroad.

“I am confident that silat can contribute gold medals to the Malaysian contingent at Myanmar SEA Games,” he told a press conference after closing the 4th International Pencak Silat Championship 2013 for the Deputy Prime Minister’s trophy, here last night.

Malaysia A emerged champion in the international category while Pahang Community College was champion in the higher education institution category.

Silat contributed three gold medals to the Malaysian contingent at Jakarta Palembang 2011 SEA Games.

Khairy said the ministry is mulling to introduce silat to students to instill love for the Malay martial arts and instill discipline among the younger generation.

National Archers Bag Gold, Silver In Women's Individual Compound Event

Source: Bernama

PALEMBANG, Sept 27 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's archers secured the gold and silver in the women's individual compound bow event in the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games at the Jakabaring archery range here Friday.

Nor Rizah Ishak captured the gold after shooting 139 points in the final while compatriot Sarita Cham Nong who shot 137 points had to settle for the silver.

Iran's Mino Abedi took the silver with 143 points.

Nor Rizah, 44, said she was delighted to deliver the gold and hoped the success would serve her in good stead at the Myanmar SEA Games in December.

"The competition here is rather tough even though archery giants South Korea are not part of the Games. The Iranians and Indonesians gave us a run for our money," said Nor Rizah, who hails from Perak.

She added that she had targeted scoring more than 140 points but wind conditions did not favour her today

U-19 players not Removed for 2013 SEA Games

Source: Metro TV News

Rahmad Darmawan--Antara/Ari Bowo Sucipto/cs

Slick appearance of the players at the Under-19 Football Championship making them ogled U-23 national team coach Rahmat Darmawan national training to get into the 2013 Games. However, U-19 coach Indra Sjafri disagree.

He said the main focus of sports competition is not only in the SEA Games.

"Seen first that really need the young players? They might be able to play well at his age level. However, in the senior age level (in the U-21) is not necessarily good. Better they matured in their age level first. Four years away down to the SEA Games (2017), "said the coach of West Sumatra.

In addition, Indra also called on his players not to often appear on television likes show up on TV shows or commercials.

Because, if that happens, the player will be disturbed  their concentration ahead of qualifying U-19 Asian Cup Group G. (Maggie Nuance Mahardika)

Myanmar Targets Sea Games Football Gold Medal

Source: Benama

YANGON (Myanmar), Sept 27 -- The Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) is targeting winning the football gold medal at the upcoming Myanmar SEA Games scheduled from Dec 11 to 22.

"Based on our preparation and team performance at the last Merdeka Cup we are confident of achieving the gold medal. Football is our favourite sport," said MFF Secretary-General Soe Moe Kyaw at a news briefing for the Malaysian media here Friday.

The 33-member media delegation is led by Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM) president Ahmad Khawari Isa. The delegation also visited the Youth Trainning Centre (YTC) Football Stadium here.

Myanmar's Under-23 team lost to Malaysia's Harimau Muda A (national Under-23) squad 0-2 in the final of the 2013 Merdeka Cup earlier this month.

Soe said the Myanmar team will continue with endurance training under the guidance of South Korean coach Park Sung Wan.

"Although the official SEA Games football team draw has not been done, we hope to be drawn in the same group with Malaysia. If possible, we want to avoid meeting Thailand in the same group.

"We too have to be extra careful with other emerging teams like Vietnam or Laos. We cannot look down on these teams as they too have their own mission," said Soe, who is also the SEA Games football team manager.

He said group matches involving Myanmar will be held in Yangon while the semifinals and final will be at the Nyar Thiri Football Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw.

"Since Nay Pyi Taw is our new administrative centre, the population is not as big as in Yangon. We have more than 6 million people in Yangon and most of them are football fans.

"We will have the group matches here and will provide special transportation to Nay Pyi Taw for the fans if Myanmar enter the semifinals or final," he said.

Travelling by bus or car from Yangon to Nay Pyi Taw takes about six hours.

The Myanmar SEA Games Organising Committee (MYASOC) has announced that the draw for all SEA Games' team events would be done on Oct 24.

On the facilities for the SEA Games football event, Soe noted that the federation had spent US$700,000 (about RM2 million) to upgrade the Youth Training Centre (YTC) football pitch.

The federation has also built another new football stadium with a capacity for 35,000 spectators for the women's football event in Mandalay.

Singapore aim for silver at 2013 SEA Games

Source: Channel News Asia

The Singapore men's hockey team are aiming for a silver medal at the upcoming SEA Games in Myanmar, but keeping their fingers crossed for the gold. (Courtesy - MediaCorp Photo)

SINGAPORE: The Singapore men's hockey team are hoping to pull off a surprise at the upcoming SEA Games in Myanmar.

They are aiming for a silver medal, but keeping their fingers crossed for the gold.

The team now comprise a good mix of experienced and younger players.

As part of their preparations for the Games, they will travel to Perth in November, where they will play against several Australian youth and league teams.

They will also compete in a new five-a-side regional competition, called the Singapore Indoor Challenge.

Malaysia are seen as the favourites for gold, but Singapore's coach is keeping optimistic.

Solomon Casojee, coach for the Singapore's national hockey team, said: "You never know, on any given day we could really shine and step up and deliver the goods.

“This team certainly has that ability, it certainly does. It just depends on which side of the bed we fall out on, on that particular day."

Sunday, September 22, 2013

1st Asian School Track and Field Championships 2013

Location: Kuantan, Malaysia

Date: 18th - 22nd September 2013

From SEA nations, only Brunie (4 athletes), Philippines (2 athletes), Thailand (21 athletes) and host Malaysia (35 athletes) participated at the inaugural of the 1st Asian School Track and Field Championships 2013. Other nations who participated were Sri Lanka (35), India (31), HongKong (24), China (20) and Macau (12).

Medal Tally



100 metres
1. Nixson Kennedy (MAS) 10.64
2. Pooriphat Kaijun (THA) 10.84
3. Yang Zi Xian (MAC) 10.85

200 metres
1. Nirosh Kumar Nathan (MAS) 21.87
2. Natthawut Chuchuai (THA) 21.92
3. A.A. Samith Lakmal (SRI) 22.00
400 metres
1. Jaturong Chimruang (THA) 48.30
2. Mohd Firdaus Kimleh (MAS) 49.21
3. Kwong Kar Jun (MAS) 49.34 

800 metres
1. Mohammed Afsal Pilikkalakath Muhammed Basheer (IND) 1;53.69
2. Rahul Harveer Singh (IND) 1:54.83
3. B.A. Sandaruwan (SRI) 1:55.24
110 m hurdles
1. Thanawut Nunchan (THA) 14.47
2. Muhamad Ammar Zakuan Zanuar (MAS) 14.64
3. Fung Kin Lok (HKG) 14.64 

400m hurdles
1. Thanawut Nunchan (THA) 53.78
2. Muhamad Ammar Zakuan Zanuar (MAS) 55.10
3. R.D.A. Vidusanka (SRI) 55.17 

1500 metres
1. Mohammed Afsal Pulikkalakath Muhammed Basheer (IND) 3:58.34
2. Rahul Harveer Singh (IND) 3:59.84
3. Saranraj Sivamani (MAS) 4:01.88 

5000 metres
1. W.B.M. Samaraweera (SRI) 16:32.21
2, Saranraj Sivamani (MAS) 16:38.03
3. Amirul Hakim Johari (MAS) 18:09.21 

3000m steeplechase
1. Saranraj Sivamani (MAS) 10:11.64
2. W.B.M. Samaraweera (SRI) 10:14.19
3. Natthaphong Ramkhwan (THA) 10:24.99

10,000m Walk
1. Muhammad Afizfirdaus Kamaruzaman (MAS) 51:22.33
2. Mior Muhamad Amerul Mohd Sahak (MAS) 51:25.47
3. K.M.D.P. Kulasooriya (SRI) 53:58.24

4x100 metres
1. Malaysia  41.14
2. Hong Kong  42.55
3. Sri Lanka 42.58

4x400 metres
1. Malaysia  3:16.16
2. Thailand 3:19.94
3. Sri Lanka 3:21.14

Long Jump
1. Vinura Lakmal (SRI) 7.21/0.0
2. Bikramjit Singh (IND) 7.14/0.0
3. Lau Kin Hei (HKG) 6.88/0.0 

Triple Jump
1. Abdulla Aboobacker Narangolintevida (IND) 14.88/-1.5
2. Nik Fariezal Erman Nik Ab Hadi (MAS) 14.78/0.0
3. Vinura Lakmal (SRI) 14.64/-0.8

High Jump
1. Gao Woqi (CHN) 2.13
2. Mohd Azly Ghazali (MAS) 2.10
3. Cheng Kaiwei (CHN) 2.07

Hammer Throw
1. Phiraphon Chitpho (THA) 51.33
2. Jackson Wong Cheun Young (MAS) 48.64
3. Raphael Asun (MAS) 24.58

Pole Vault
1. Porranot Purahong (THA) 5.00
2. Ernest John Obiena (PHI) 4.90
3. Muhd Afiq Ahmad Alham (MAS) 4.20

Discus Throw
1. K.A.P. Jayawarane (SRI) 41.52
2. Shakti Solanki Kaptan Singh (IND) 40.27
3. Jackson Wong Cheun Young (MAS) 39.76 

Shot Put
1. Shakti Solanki Kaptan Singh (IND) 17.41
2. Sun Bo (CHN) 17.21
3. Zou Jingtao (CHN) 14.53

Javelin Throw
1. Raphael Asun (MAS) 55.35
2. R. Nuwan Kumara (SRI) 51.25
3. Nixson Kennedy (MAS) 42.98

Official Mascot


100 metres
1. Suwanun Khongthong (THA) 12.15
2. Ruma Sarkar (IND) 12.31
3. R.M.R.K. Rathnayake (SRI) 12.45 

200 metres
1. Suwanun Khongthong (THA) 25.29
2. Ruma Sarkar (IND) 25.44
3. He Miaoge (CHN) 25.53 

400 metres
1. Thanphimon Kaeodi (THA) 56.86
2. Siti Nur Afiqah Abdul Razak (MAS) 57.12
3. Sureewan Runan (THA) 57.94
800 metres
1. Anjana Dhavalu Thamke (IND) 2:10.53
2. A.M.M.P. Abeysinghe (SRI) 2:12.12
3. Babitha Chukkanmarthodi Balakrishnan (IND) 2:13.92
100 m hurdles
1. Arya Thankamani Sudakaran (IND) 14.86 
2. Sukanya Klamak (THA) 15.00
3. Ankita Sunil Gosavi (IND) 15.01

400m hurdles
1. Jisha Veendakunnu Velayudhan (IND) 65.69
2. Lam Christy Ho Yan (HKG) 66.05
3. Zhang Ge (CHN) 70.22 

1500 metres
1. Chitra Palakeezh Unnikrishnan (IND) 4:39.11
2. Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav (IND) 4:44.18
3. A.M.M.P. Abeysinghe (SRI) 4:55.88

2000m steeplechase
1. A.M.M.P. Abeysinghe (SRI) 7:41.89
2. Nik Norzilawatie Nik Wil (MAS) 7:47.24
3. Faradilah Raznie (MAS) 8:26.61

3000 metres
1. Chitra Palakeezh Unnikrishnan (IND) 10:05.22
2. Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav (IND) 10:08.76
3. Faradilah Raznie (MAS) 11:36.72

5000 metres walk
1. Elena Goh Ling Yin (MAS) 26:05.64
2. Pua Ling En (MAS) 26:11.12
3. Binsy Anhat Meethal Gopalan (IND) 29:14.25 

4x100 metres
1. Thailand  47.29
2. Sri Lanka  47.56
3. China  48.04

4x400 metres
1. India  3:53.88
2. Sri Lanka  3:55.72
3. Thailand  3:58.56

Long Jump
1. Noor Shahidatun Nadia Mohammad Zuki (MAS) 6.07/+0.4
2. S.L Sarangi Silva (SRI) 5.63/-0.6
3. Jenimol Joy (IND) 5.58/0.0 

High Jump
1. Sapna Burman (IND) 1.69
2. Yap Sean Yee (MAS) 1.66
3. Wong Yuen Nam (HKG) 1.66

Triple Jump

1. Noor Shahidatun Nadia Mohammad Zuki (MAS) 13.01/-0.5
2. Rochelle Maria Macfarlane (IND) 12.64/-0.5
3. H.D.V. Lakshani (SRI) 12.63/-1.3

Javelin Throw
1. Lau Hei Ting (HKG) 41.81
2. Sapna Burman (IND) 41.71
3. Puspha Jakhar Ranbeer (IND) 39.35 

Discus Throw
1. Queenie Ting Kun Ni (MAS) 38.18
2. Grace Wong Xiu Mei (MAS) 37.39
3. Zhang Jiyou (CHN) 34.50

Shot Put
1. Meghana Devanga Bal Krishna (IND) 12.91
2. Areerat Intadis (THA) 12.81
3. Bibi Nuraishah Ishak (MAS) 12.64 

Pole Vault
1. Nanthaka Raksawai (THA) 3.30
2. Maria Jaison (IND) 3.10
3. Emily Jean Obiena (PHI)

Hammer Throw
1. Grace Wong Xiu Mei (MAS) 47.75
2. Bibi Nuraishah Ishak (MAS)  29.86
3. Sapna Burman (IND) 16.60

2013 World Cup of Pool

Location: York Hall, London

Date: 17th – 22nd September 2013


Champion - Dennis Orcollo and Lee Vann Corteza (Philippines)

Runner-Up - Niels Feijen and Nick van den Berg (Holland)

Semi-Finalists - Chang Jung-lin and Ko Pin-yi (Chinese Taipei)
                       Niels Feijen and Nick van den Berg (Holland)

Bracketed Results

Participants/Qualified teams

  • Dennis Orcollo and Lee Vann Corteza (Philippines)
  • Niels Feijen and Nick van den Berg (Holland)
  • Mika Immonen and Petri Makkonen (Finland)
  • Ham Won Sik and Ryu Seung Woo (South Korea)
  • Jasmine and Albin Ouschan (Austria)
  • Erki Erm and Dennis Grabe (Estonia)
  • Ralf Souquet and Dominic Jentsch (Germany) 
  • Tony Drago and Alex Borg (Malta)
  • Karlo Dalmatin and Ivica Putnik (Croatia)
  • Chris Melling and Daryl Peach (England B)
  • Manual Gama and Guilherme Sousa (Portugal)
  • Jayson Shaw and Jonni Fulcher (Scotland)
  • Gabor Solymosi and Mikos Balazs (Hungary)
  • Li Hewen and Liu Haitao (China)
  • Stepanov and Chinakhov (Russia)
  • Lee Chenman and Kong Bo Hong (Hong Kong)
  • Naoyuki Oi and Lo Liwen (Japan)
  • Marcus Chamat and Andreas Gerwen (Sweden)
  • Shane Van Boening and Johnny Archer (USA)
  • Omar Al Shaheen and Khaled Al Mutairi (Kuwait)
  • Radoslaw Babica and Tomasz Kaplan (Poland)
  • Aloysius Yapp and Chan Keng Kwang (Singapore)
  • Raj Hundal and Amar Kang (India)
  • John Morra and Alex Pagulayan (Canada)
  • David Alcaide and Juan Carlos Exposito (Spain)
  • Bruno Muratore and Fabio Petroni (Italy)
  • David Rothall and James Delahunty (Australia)
  • Nick Ekonomopoulus and Alexander Kazakis (Greece)
  • Chang Jung-lin and Ko Pin-yi (Chinese Taipei)
  • Serge Das and Moritz Lauweryns (Belgium)
  • Darren Appleton and Karl Boyes  (England A)
  • Ricky Yang and Irsal Nasution (Indonesia)

2013 AFF U-19 Youth Championship

Location: (Surabaya, Gresik, Sidoarjo)

Date: 9th - 22nd September 2013


Champion -Indonesia

2nd - Vietnam

3rd - Timor Leste

4th - Laos


Group Stage

Group A

September 9 :
     Game 1: Laos 3 - 1 Philippines
     Game 2: Timor Leste 1 - 1 Singapore

September 11 :
     Game 1: Philippines 1 - 3 Singapore
     Game 2: Cambodia 2 - 3 Laos

September 13 :
     Game 1: Cambodia 1 - 3 Timor Leste
     Game 2: Laos 3 - 0 Singapore

September 15 :
     Game 1: Cambodia 4 - 1 Philippines
     Game 2: Laos 1 - 3 Timor Leste

September 17 :
     Game 1: Cambodia 3 - 2 Singapore
     Game 2: Philippines 1 - 2 Timor Leste

Group B

September 10 :
     Game 1: Thailand 2 - 3 Vietnam
     Game 2: Brunei 0 - 4 Indonesia
     Game 3: Indonesia 5 - 0 Brunei 

September 12 :
     Game 1: Vietnam 1 - 0 Malaysia
     Game 2: Indonesia 2 - 1 Myanmar
     Game 3: Brunei 0 - 8 Thailand

September 14 :
     Game 1: Indonesia 1 - 2 Vietnam
     Game 2: Malaysia 2 - 1 Thailand
     Game 3: Brunei 0 - 6 Myanmar

September 16 :
     Game 1: Brunei 0 - 5 Malaysia
     Game 2: Indonesia 3 - 1 Thailand
     Game 3: Myanmar 3 - 1 Vietnam

September 18 :
     Game 1: Myanmar 4 - 4 Thailand
     Game 2: Brunei 1 - 6 Vietnam
     Game 3: Indonesia 1 - 1 Malaysia 


September 20
     Semi-Finals 1: Vietnam 1 - 0 Laos
     Semi-Finals 2: Timor Leste 0 - 2 Indonesia


September 22
     3rd Place Match: Laos 2 - 4 Timor Leste
     FINALS: Vietnam 0 - 0 Indonesia [Indonesia wins penalty kick round 7-6]

Yonex Open Japan 2013

Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Gymansium
              Tokyo, Japan

Date: 17th - 22nd September 2013


Men's Singles
1st - Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia)
2nd - Kenichi Tago (Japan)

3rd - Huan Gao (China)
3rd - Nguyen Tien Minh (Vietnam)

Women's Singles
1st - Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
2nd - Shizuka Uchida (Japan) 
3rd - Tzu Ying Tai (Chinese Taipei)
3rd - Yihan Wang (China)

Men's Doubles
1st - Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)
2nd - Biao Chai & Wei Hong (China)
3rd - Jun Kang & Cheng Liu (China)
3rd - Mathias Boe & Carsten Mogensen (Denmark)

Women's Doubles
1st - Jin Ma & Jinhua Tang (China)
2nd - Christinna Pedersen & Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Denmark)
3rd - Misaki Matsutomo & Ayaka Takahashi (Japan)
3rd - Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth & Rizki Amelia Pradipta (Indonesia)

Mixed Doubles
1st - Nan Zhang & Yunlei Zhao (China)
2nd - Chen Xu & Jin Ma (China) 
3rd - Cheng Liu & Yixin Bao (China)
3rd - Joachim Fischer Nielsen & Christinna Pedersen (Denmark)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Brunei's petanque stars on song in SEA Games preparation tournament

Source: The Brunei Times

Petanque medal winners from the Pre-SEA Games tournament in Myanmar, Mazlan Hj Yahya (C) and Wedy Nurol Suzana Luon (R). Picture: BT/Syarif Rasani

THE national petanque team returned from pre-SEA (Southeast Asian) Games petanque competition Napyidaw, Myanmar with good results yesterday.

Captain Mazlan Hj Yahya sealed a silver medal in the men's single after being defeated by Myanmar.

Wedy Nurol Suzana Luon managed to pick up a bronze medal in the women's single after losing to Thailand in the semi-finals.

Unfortunately Wirna Hj Mohd Yassin and Pg Hj Asmalina Pg Hj Jaya didn't manage to advance past the first round after a tight game against Myanmar falling by only one point.

Mazlan told The Brunei Times, "The tournament was very tough because all the competitors were strong, especially Thailand and Cambodia."

The petanque team was recently confirmed with their ticket to take part in the SEA Games in Myanmar this December.

As it stands the team have had a good run of form over the last two years, and are potential medal winners for the Sultanate.

A few of their successes would be claiming the win in the Borneo Cup Petanque Championships and the Borneo Inter-Club Petanque Championship last year.

Mazlan also managed to score a title hat-trick this year by winning the Bintulu Open Petanque Championships in Sarawak after taking the previous two.

"InsyaAllah I will do my best to try and gain a medal during the SEA Games," he said.

"Leading up to the games we will keep up with our training routine. Training for us is from Monday to Saturday at 8am-11.30am, 2.30pm-5.30pm and 7pm-9.30pm."

Sneak preview of SEA Games medal prospects

Source: The Star

The Malaysian Under-23 team training on Friday. They face Myanmar in the Merdeka Tournament final on Saturday.

MAKING it to the Merdeka Tournament final proves that the National Under-23 team are on the right track to defend the gold medal in the Myanmar SEA Games.

Local fans watching the Malaysia-Myanmar final at the Darul Makmur Stadium in Kuantan tonight will get a sneak preview of the team’s possible medal prospects at the SEA Games.

Ong Kim Swee’s boys have been impressive so far in the four-team invitational tournament by winning all three matches en route to the final. They registered wins over Singapore (1-0), Myanmar (2-1) and Thailand (3-0).

Indications are rife that Myanmar will pose a serious threat for the gold medal judging by their spirited performance, which would serve a real test for Kim Swee’s boys. The cakewalk to the final showed that Kim Swee has the right recipe to win the tournament which Malaysia last won in 2007, with a 3-1 victory over Myanmar.

Malaysia have prepared well with five months of training and playing exposure in Europe and Kim Swee admitted that he’s having a “pleasant headache” to pick the team for the final as all the players are showcasing their A game.

Injury to ace winger Wan Zack Haikal Wan Nor and food poisoning to hard-tackling midfielder Junior Eldstal might be a minor hiccup for the team as Kim Swee has still plenty of options.

The former international admitted that his Myanmar counterpart - Park Sung-hwa - could have plans for the final after their defeat on Monday.

The Korean international will be boosted by the return of skipper Kyaw Zayar Win from an ankle injury and playmaker Kyi Lin’s after serving a one-match suspension.

However, Kim Swee conceded that winning the Merdeka Tournament would be the perfect gift for the country which will celebrate Malaysia Day on Monday.

“Wan Zack and Junior are looking doubtful for the final and I have yet to decide on the team,” said the 43-year-old coach.

“Myanmar will be the wounded tigers following their earlier defeat to us and it’s going to be tough to play them again.

“They have their core players – Zayar Win, Kyi Lin, Kyaw Ko Ko and Thein Than Win – available for the final and we must find a way to shackle them in the game.”

Sung-hwa, who has featured in four Merdeka Tournaments himself from 1974-1978, and in the process picked up three winners medals, said that he had told his players to keep their cool during the match.

The 58-year-old coach is still sore after Kyi Lin was sent off deep into injury time, for a second bookable offence in their 2-1 loss to Malaysia.

“Malaysia have an all-round and balanced team. Even the players on the bench can play equally well as the first choice players,” said Sung-hwa.

“I am expecting a very exciting match. I have told the players to keep their cool on the field and stay focused for the full 90 minutes.”

Thursday, September 19, 2013

SEAG-Bound bets told to train hard

Source: Manila Bulletin

Myanmar Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) chief of mission Jeff Tamayo yesterday issued a caution to the 152 athletes who have secured their spots on the Philippine delegation to the SEAG, warning them that the Philippine Olympic Committee might remove them if they fail to maintain their form.

The SEAG is set Dec. 11 to 22 and Tamayo said POC president Jose ‘Peping’ Cojuangco met with Tamayo and Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia to get updates about the athletes’ preparation.

Tamayo said that it will be very important for the selected athletes to keep on working hard since the SEAG is less than three months away.

“The athletes might think that they no longer have to train hard because they’ve been chosen,” said Tamayo.

If they continue to think that way, Tamayo said that the POC will not have second thoughts taking them off the list.

“We want athletes who have good chances of winning,” said Tamayo. “Remember, we are still guided by the idea of sending a lean and mean delegation.”

Indons seek 115 SEAG Golds

Source: sports24/7/Manila Bulletin

Defending champion Indonesia is not handing the overall title on a silver platter in the 2013 edition of the Southeast Asian Games this December in Myanmar.

According to the sports website sports247, Indonesia is eyeing 115 gold medals during the Dec. 11 to 22 sportsfest among 11 SEA nations. The new Burmese capital of Nay Pyi Daw, Yangon (former capital) and Mandalay are the host cities.

There will be 460 events (33 sports) on tap and Indonesia is gunning for back-to-back titles.

“We will still be able to retain the overall champion title if the 23 top sports events can contribute gold medals,” Suryadharma, the big boss of Prima, the governing body in charge of the athletes’ buildup, told the website recently.

When it hosted the SEAG in 2011, Indonesia ran away with the overall championship, its tenth since the first edition was staged in 1977, with a mind-blowing harvest of 182 golds.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

2013 AFF Women's Championship

Location: Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon

Date: 9th - 22nd September 2013


Champion - Japan

2nd - Australi

3rd - Vietnam

4th - Myanmar


Group Stage

Group A

September 9 :
     Game 1: Thailand 0 - 0 Vietnam
     Game 2: Jordan 1 - 0 Malaysia

September 11 :
     Game 1: Australia 1 - 0 Malaysia
     Game 2: Jordan 0 - 4 Thailand

September 13 :
     Game 1: Australia 5 - 1 Jordan
     Game 2: Malaysia 0 - 1 Vietnam

September 15 :
     Game 1: Jordan 0 - 4 Vietnam
     Game 2: Australia 3 - 2 Thiland

September 17 :
     Game 1: Malaysia 0 - 6 Thiland
     Game 2: Australia 0 - 0 Vietnam

Group B

September 10 :
     Game 1: Laos 0 - 5 Myanmar
     Game 2: Indonesia 0 - 5 Philippines

September 12 :
     Game 1: Japan 4 - 1 Philippines
     Game 2: Indonesia 1 - 2 Laos

September 14 :
     Game 1: Indonesia 0 - 8 Japan
     Game 2: Myanmar 5 - 1 Philippines

September 16 :
     Game 1: Indonesia 0 - 4 Myanmar
     Game 2: Japan 4 - 1 Laos

September 18 :
     Game 1: Japan 3 - 0 Myanmar
     Game 2: Laos 2 - 7 Philippines


September 20
     Semi-Finals 1: Australia 2 - 1 Myanmar
     Semi-Finals 2: Vietnam 1 - 2 Japan


September 22
     3rd Place Match: Myanmar 1 - 3 Vietnam
     FINALS: Australia 1 - 1 Japan [Japan wins penalty kick 6-4]

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

SEA Games 2013 in Nay Pyi Taw focus

Source: The Thao

According to the latest schedule BTC 2013 SEA Games Myanmar announced it had decided to hold the majority of subjects in the new capital Nay Pyi Taw.

Specifically, there are 25 subjects out of 33 subjects will take place here, mainly in the cluster field sports complex Wunna Thaikdi (16 subjects), the field in the Zayar THIRI (4 subjects) and heart racing Nagalike boat Dam (3 subjects).

The courses will be held in the former capital Yangon is Kempo, shooting, weightlifting, bodybuilding, animals, hockey and soccer table 1. Thus, as well as the SEA Games 2011, sports leagues VN will be split in two, nearly 200 coaches, athletes will be in Yangon for the calculation of the delegation will be led by VN 20-25 HCV in the shooting disciplines, animals, weightlifting, bodybuilding, Kempo. But the main force of over 400 people will gather at Nay Pyi Taw.

Men will have 11 football teams divided into 2 groups. Table 6 teams will compete from 3.12, £ 7.12 from 5 football team. Later this month, at the conference of the national team leader will conduct the SEA Games draw schedule play football. SEA Games will take place from 11 to 22:12, which Chinlone, competitive sport wushu as early as 2 days 5 and 6:12, and the meeting ended before opening.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Timorese athletes to participate at the 2013 SEA Games

Source: Timor Leste Government website

There will be 48 Timorese athletes participating at the sports event “2013 Sea Games”, taking place in Myanmar, next December.


The athletes, divided into six different sports, begin attending the Training Centre (TC) in Díli, from July 25th until next December.

Of these six sports, athletics, cycling, boxing and taekwondo have 2 athletes each, Kempo has 18 athletes and football 22 athletes.

On July 25th, the opening day ceremony at the TC, Díli gym, the Secretary of State of Youth and Sports, Miguel Manetelo, set the tone: “Victory can only be achieved with intelligence, pride, discipline and self-confidence”.

Miguel Manetelo advised the athletes to keep their discipline during the preparation months, aiming to achieve good results at the 2013 Sea Games.

“Many young people, like you, wish to participate in this event, but still haven’t had that chance. Although the sports sector hasn’t yet reached its maximum potential, we are confident that, with the resources that Timor-Leste has, we are going to achieve good results”, referred the Secretary of State, pointing out, at the same time, the fact that this event might allow participating in the Asia Games.

The Chairman of the Sports Confederation of Timor Leste (SCTL), who is also Chairman of the Committee for Preparation of National Athletes (CPNA), Higínio António Trindade, highlighted that “the athletes’ selection is based on individual preparation and classification in each sport, through competitions organized at the national, regional and international level”.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Harimau Muda A ready for SEA Games: Tengku Abdullah

Source: Daily Express/Bernama

KUANTAN: The Harimau Muda A squad are ready physically and mentally for the SEA Games 2013 in Myanmar in December, said Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) deputy president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah. 

He said this was attested from the squad's ability in staying unbeaten in three preliminary matches in the Merdeka Cup 2013. 

The under-23 squad will meet Myanmar in the final on Saturday after beating Singapore 1-0, Myanmar 2-1 and Thailand 3-0 in the preliminary round. 

"I believe the players are on the right footing for the SEA Games. 

Coach (Ong) Kim Swee has done his homework well and he knows the strengths and weaknesses of each player," he told reporters at a thanksgiving reception hosted by the Pahang Zakat Collection Centre here, Thursday. 

However, Tengku Abdullah reminded the players not to be complacent or gloat over their victories in the preliminary round, instead they should focus on winning the cup.

Myanmar archers aim for gold in SEA Games

Source: Xinhua

YANGON, Sept. 13  -- Myanmar archers aimed for gold medals in 27th SEA Games to be hosted by Myanmar, official media reported Friday.

A total of 21 tentatively selected archers of Myanmar team are under intensive training ahead of the SEA Games , said the New Light of Myanmar.

The archers had recently taken one-month training in South Korea.

To raise capability of athletes, the sports trials have been organized since June 2013. A plan is underway to hold the sports trials on Sept.17 and 18.

Myanmar archery team is constituted with six archers in men's compound event while 5 archers in women's compound event, six in men's recurve event and four in women's recurve event. Enditem

2013 World 9-Ball Championship

Location: Al Arabi Sports Club, Qatar

Date: 2nd - 13th September 2013


Champion: Thorsten Hohmann (Germany)

Runner Up: Antonio Gabica (Philippines)

Semifinalists: Karl Boyes (United Kingdom) & Carlo Biado (Philippines)

Bracketed Results

Complete Results (click here) via source

M'sia athletes must make up for 'lost' gold

Source: Bernama

NATIONAL athletes selected for the 2013 Myanmar SEA Games must strive to make up for the 20 gold medals that the country had lost even before the start of the games.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said athletes in the Malaysian contingent for the Myanmar SEA Games must work extra hard to make up for the 20-gold medal deficit because the events that Malaysia had won gold in the previous edition, are not contested in Myanmar.

"We have lost 20 gold medals even before the start of the games because the events that Malaysia had won gold are not contested in Myanmar. However, that should not be an excuse to not go for as many gold medals as possible.

"They must put up an excellent performance," he told reporters after MILO's Fuel For Champions campaign initiated by Nestle Malaysia at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

Through the MILO Fuel for Champions campaign and as the official Nutritious Chocolate Malt beverage of the Malaysian Contingent for the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar, MILO calls upon the nation to support the Malaysian contingent as they strive to make Malaysia proud.

The Myanmar SEA Games will feature 34 sports but not track cycling, tenpin bowling, synchronised swimming and water ski through which Malaysia had won 20 gold medals in the 2011 SEA Games hosted by Indonesia.

10 sports named for SEA Games

Source: The Brunei Times

His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah, the president of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BDNOC) presiding over yesterday's meeting at the Conference Room of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas.Picture: Courtesy of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports

THE national wushu, karatedo and pencak silat squads are expected to head the list of medal hopefuls at December's Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Myanmar, where the Sultanate is once again set to compete in the all-important football competition.

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports' national selection and evaluation committee yesterday approved the nomination of 63 athletes from 10 sports to the Dec 11-22 regional meet in a meeting attended by His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah, the president of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BDNOC).

The meeting saw the committee trim the number down from June's 231 athletes from 18 sports to the 63 athletes from 10 sports ahead of Sunday's deadline for entry of names.

The taekwondo team which won bronze in 2011 was also nominated to go to the 27th edition of the Games, as were the athletics, billiards & snooker, cycling, sepak takraw and petanque squads.

Among the top achievers at the last edition of the biennial games in Indonesia, yesterday's news that wushu, karatedo and pencak silat will be among the 10 sports Brunei will have representatives in at Naypyidaw is hardly surprising though nominations of all athletes and teams are still pending approval from the ministry.

Though none of the three teams returned with medals from the 2011 edition where Brunei was the only country not to clinch a trip to the top of the podium after finishing with four silver and 11 bronze medals the pressure will be on them to deliver at the end of the year.

The wushu team finished with one silver losing out on gold by an agonising 0.01 point and one bronze in 2011, the karatedo squad one silver and two bronze medals and the pencak silat side three bronze, making their inclusion perhaps the first ones on the list as the committee chaired its deciding meeting on the SEA Games at the Conference Room of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas.

The continued faith the committee has placed in the football team, which competed in the 2011 edition after an absence of 10 years and saw their campaign end in the group stage, is sure to attract the most attention with every game sure to be discussed and analysed by the legions of local football fans.

A surprise has been the exclusion of the kempo team, whose four exponents claimed a country-best of two silver medals at the last edition in Jakarta and that despite the sport only being introduced to the county at the beginning of the year.

Popular sports such as futsal, golf and chess joined boxing, body-building, canoeing and traditional boat race as the others which failed to make the grade this year.

The 63-athlete, 10-team list was compiled based on five criteria; passes in fitness tests, good disciplinary records, improvements during training, satisfactory attendance records and potential to win medals.

In addition, their achievements over the past two years and current form was also taken into consideration, according to a press release issued by the committee.

The press release went on to add that continued training and guidance from coaches and their respective sports associations is still needed in order to ensure the athletes are fully prepared to represent the country and provide a fight.

Also present at the meeting were the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Hj Hazair Hj Abdullah and Deputy Minister Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman and other officials from the ministry and government agencies.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Myanmar negotiates gold medals at upcoming SEA Games

Source: Tuoi Tre/TalkVietnam

Host Myanmar said last week it will only include Vovinam – the martial art of Vietnam – in official competition at the 27th SEA Games in December if Vietnam agrees to concede seven gold medals to Myanmar.

Hoang Vinh Giang, general secretary of Vietnam Olympic Committee, confirmed the news and added that, “Vovinam will have 18 sets of medals and Myanmar said it will only include it for competition if it wins seven golds.

“Singapore [the host of 28th Sea Games in 2015] also claims that it will exclude Vovinam unless it wins gold medals in the martial arts.”

According to Giang, the overall top ranking spot usually falls to the host, so Vietnam has set its target to win at least 70 gold medals and rank second on the overall table.

Sports officials of Vietnam met on last Wednesday to finalize the list of athletes to attend the tournament, which is held every two years.

Vietnam will send 650 athletes and coaches to Myanmar, said Lam Quang Thanh – head of the Vietnamese sports delegation at the 27th SEA Games.

Vovinam was founded by Vietnamese master Nguyen Loc in 1938, mainly based on the principle of hard and soft for self-defense techniques against weaponless attacks and attacks with a knife or sword. It is now taught and practiced in dozens of nations in Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.

Yonex Chinese Taipei Open 2013

Location: Hsing Chuang Gymnasium
              New Taipei City
              Chinese Taipei

Date: 3rd - 8th September 2013


Men's Singles
1st - Wan Ho Son (South Korea)
2nd - Tien Minh Nguyen  (Vietnam)
3rd - Jen Hao Hsu  (Chinese Taipei)
3rd - Tzu Wei Wang (Chinese Taipei)

Women's Singles
1st - Ji Hyun Sung   (South Korea)
2nd - Tzu Ying Tai  (Chinese Taipei)
3rd - Juan Gu  (Singapore)
3rd - Busanan Ongbumrungpan  (Thailand)

Men's Doubles
1st - Ki Jung Kim  & Sa Rang Kim (South Korea)
2nd - Sheng Mu Lee & Chia Hsin Tsai (Chinese Taipei)
3rd - Fran Kurniawan & Bona Septano (Indonesia)
3rd - Baek Choel Shin & Yeon Seong Yoo ((South Korea)

Women's Doubles
1st - Kyung Eun Jung  & Ha Na Kim  (South Korea)
2nd - So Hee Lee & Seung Chan Shin  (South Korea)
3rd - A Ra Ko & Hae Won Yoo (South Korea)
3rd - Rong Wang & Zhibo Zhang  (HongKong)

Mixed Doubles
1st - Baek Choel Shin & Ye Na Jang (South Korea)
2nd - Yeon Seong Yoo & Hye Won Eom  (South Korea)
3rd - Yong Dae Lee & Seung Chan Shin  (South Korea)
3rd - Ki Jung Kim & So Young Kim  (South Korea)

Thailand Open Athletics Championships 2013

Location: Thammasat University Stadium in Bangkok

Date: 3rd - 6th September 2013

Full Results in Thai language

Thailand Open 2013 FULL Results

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Ong Kim Swee lauds players' adaptation to wet conditions

Source: Goal

The unfavourable weather and cautious optimism dominated both coaches' post-match reactions, after the hosts beat their 10-man Causeway rivals 1-0 in the opening match

Ong KIm Swee also commended on Nazmi and Eldstal's contributions.
Ong KIm Swee also commended on Nazmi and Eldstal's contributions.

As Causeway Derbies go, the match between the Malaysia U23 and Singapore U23 did not really light up the interest of fans of both teams due to the waterlogged pitch, but a win is still a win and the full three points went to the hosts. After the match, both head coaches Ong Kim Swee and V. Sundramoorthy expressed their optimism for the coming days.

Ong spoke of the challenges that had to be overcome en route to winning the tournament's opening match. First and foremost the heavy rain that inhibited open play for his charges. Although he felt that his players would have played better under more favourable circumstances, he praised his boys for adapting to the harsh conditions, an ability which he feels will be needed when they compete in the SEA Games in Myanmar at the end of the year.

Another difficulty faced by him was to ensure cohesiveness in the team, as a number of them such as PKNS' Nazmi Faiz and Sarawak's Junior Eldstal, are not part of the Harimau Muda squad who have been training and playing together for a few years. He praised the Singapore squad for showing cohesiveness to avoid conceding more goals after losing Afiq Yunos to a red card, and also commended Eldstal for playing well with Irfan Fazail.

He also added that the team had received a morale boost in the form of a visit from Malaysia's Prime Minister; Najib Razak in the dressing room just before the match.

Meanwhile, Singapore's head coach V. Sundramoorthy also reiterated the challenge of playing on Darul Makmur's soaked pitch. He felt that the home side did better to capitalise on the conditions, and that things would have ended up better for his boys if the weather was different.

But he also conceded that his players were "asleep" in the first half, which led to them conceding the only goal of the match at the very beginning of the second half.

He however remained optimistic of Singapore's chances, as several of his players who were unavailable for the opening match due to injuries, will be fit in time for their second match.

Finally he singled out goalkeeper Syazwan Buhari for praise, for performing well to keep the ball out and limit the damage, in place of the injured first-choice Izwan Mahbud.

MILO & OCM Energising Malaysian Athletes for the 27th SEA Games!

Source: MILO/Jakarta Post

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In its effort to drive the true value of sports and to continuously develop young athletes as champions of the nation, MILO(R) and the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) gathered to launch the MILO "Fuel for Champions" campaign today in a ceremony officiated by YB Encik Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia.

During the launch at Bukit Jalil National Sports Complex, National Aquatic Center, YB Encik Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth and Sports applauded MILO(R)'s commitment together with Olympic Council of Malaysia in their drive to shape Malaysia's youth sporting landscape.

"MILO(R) has played such an integral role in Malaysia's sporting arena by nurturing and developing the nation's young talent," he said. "The commitment from MILO(R) in driving the nation's young athletes to greater heights is truly inspirational," Khairy further added.

MILO(R) "Fuel for Champions" campaign is more than just a one-time sponsorship, it aims to empower and energise young sport talents to strive for success in the early stages of their lives as well as to inspire parents to encourage their children to participate in sports from young.

"MILO(R), together with our key sporting partners such as the Olympic Council of Malaysia has played a major role in the development of the Malaysian sporting arena, focusing on junior and grassroots sports, reaching out to children of all walks of life throughout the country," said Alois Hofbauer, Region Head of Nestle Malaysia and Singapore who was present at the launch to support young athletes who are competing at the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar.

The SEA Games is a Malaysian athlete's introduction to the international sporting arena. Aligned with the government and Olympic Council of Malaysia's objectives, MILO(R) has always been at the start of developing and nurturing young talents, guiding them to success and achievements in the sporting landscape.

"In recent years, parents have placed immense emphasis in their child's academic success but we feel that it is important for our children to learn and experience the values that sports instill in them from a young age. By playing sports, children can explore their strengths; develop their mental, physical and social skills which will last through the years — giving them a good foundation in life. At Nestle and MILO(R), we believe that these values are not learned from books but experienced on the field," Alois shared.

Through the MILO(R) "Fuel for Champions" campaign and as the official Nutritious Chocolate Malt beverage of the Malaysian Contingent for the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar, MILO(R) would like to call upon the nation to support the Malaysian contingent as they strive to make Malaysia proud.

Also present at the launch are Yong Shin Min (National Basketball Team), S. Kannathasan (National Relay Runner), Muhammad Hakimi Ismail (National Triple Jump Athlete) and Khoo Cai Lin (National Swimmer) who will be representing Malaysia in the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar.

"We are proud that the Malaysian contingent carries with them the values of teamwork, solidarity, perseverance, courage together with the support from the nation. MILO(R) will continue its heritage and commitment in the development of sports in Malaysia," Alois further added.

About MILO(R) Malaysia

MILO(R), the leading nutritious chocolate malt beverage in Malaysia was first introduced in 1950. With over 60 years of presence in Malaysian homes, MILO(R) has been known for its unique, delicious choco-malty taste as well as its nutritional benefits that are loved by generations. A health-food drink packed with the natural goodness of malt, skimmed milk and cocoa, MILO(R) is one of the biggest and most popular breakfast beverages in Malaysian homes.

MILO(R) contains PROTOMALT, a malt extract with a mixture of different types of carbohydrates that provides energy and nutrients the body needs, and ACTIGEN-E, a unique combination of 8 vitamins and 4 minerals which enables the optimal release of energy from food.

For over six decades, MILO(R) takes an active part in the promotion of balanced diets and healthy lifestyles. MILO(R) is deeply committed to building grassroots sports from local, district and national level – nurturing young Malaysians to become champions of the nation. These efforts have made MILO(R) a household name through the generations, consistently educating the evolving consumers on MILO(R)'s core brand promise of energy and nutrition.

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