Friday, October 31, 2014

Indonesia will hardly get the Overall Championship

Chairman of the Indonesian National Sports Committee (KONI) Suratman has pessimistic face for SEA Games to be held next year in Singapore. According to him. Indonesian will hardly win the overall champion at the biggest sporting event of the ASEAN.

"So from what we saw and analysis, other countries are practicing continuously and athletes are given earnest attention," Tono said in Jakarta, Thursday (30/10).

Tono said Indonesia still has limited funds to fix the national sport.

"Dana has become one of the factors decreased performance. Mentally it is ready, but not the supporting factors," said Tono.

Until now, the training process is being sustained. Most athletes who follow the SEA Games 2015 is the athlete of the Asian Games in 2014. A total of 28 sports will likely be played in the SEA Games in 2015.

Source: ROL

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pencak Silat Targets Championsips in SEA Games 2015

Source: ROL

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - Pencak Silat is a sport that is most often donated gold medal for Indonesia. At the 2015 SEA Games this time, the target of this martial art is to become the overall champion.

Moreover, in the near future there will be even Pencak Silat World Championship in Thailand. In this event, it also targets the martial arts team to win the overall championship position.

Chairman of the Indonesian Pencak Silat Association coach who currently serves as the Chairman of the Pencak Silat coach for SEA Games events, Indro Chess, said the target is to become the overall champion in the SEA Games and in the World Pencak Silat Championship.

He went on, the athletes who will participate in the SEA Games athletes who never won a National Championship Pencak Silat. Those who won the National Championship will be incorporated into the National Exercise Concentration (Platnas).

"In the National Team, the athletes trained and prepared for international championship events," he said.

Indonesia Targets 8 Gold Medals in SEA Games 2015

JAKARTA - Swimming Association of Indonesia (PRSI) is targeting eight gold medals at the SEA Games in 2015. Board of PRSI as well as swimming coach Albert Christiadi Sutanto said it would keep five gold medals and is likely to increase to eight gold medals.

"We can do that best to match the target with maximum support record," said Albert, Thursday (30/10).

He said government support is still lacking. Exercise equipment still lacking support, the targeted budget is not always achieved. As a result, many needs were purchased by low quality.

Meanwhile, to 'try out' athletes are still very minimal assistance. PRSI is targeting ten times 'try out', but given only twice. By following the 'try out', an athlete will be tested mentally, the game is needed, not just a physical exercise.

Albert hopes that Minister of Youth and Sport will have more attention in sport of swimming and to athletes carrying the  red and white flag in every games, so it should be considered.

I Gede Sudartawa, a 2015 SEA Games swimmer said he personally targeted four gold medals. As for the team targeted six gold medals.

5 wushu events scrapped

Source: Tempo

At least 15 events, mainly combat sports where the Philippines has genuine chances of winning were scrapped by Singapore, host of the 28th Southeast Asian Games, chief of mission Julian Camacho said yesterday.

Camacho said the affected sports include wushu, taekwondo and judo but the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) leadership remains upbeat it can still be recovered elsewhere.

Wushu alone had five to six events scrapped, while taekwondo saw another six removed and three were cut in judo.

Singapore is dangling 402 gold medals in 36 sports and Camacho, based on meetings with a few NSA leaders recently, said he is confident that the country will improve on its seventh-place finish in the Myanmar SEAG in 2013.

“We are aiming high, third or fourth place,” said Camacho after attending the POC General Assembly yesterday at Wack Wack.

In line with the POC’s quest to rebound from a dismal showing in Myanmar, a five-man task force has been formed to oversee the buildup leading to the June 5 to 16, 2015 sportsfest. (NG)

New German fitness coach for Singapore Lions ahead of SEA Games 2015

Source: Channel News Asia

Jurgen Raab will assist coaches Bernd Stange and Aide Iskandar, particularly in the area of player fitness. (Photo: FAS)

SINGAPORE: The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) on Thursday (Oct 30) announced the addition of Jurgen Raab to the National Teams' coaching team.

The German's immediate task is to work with National Teams Head Coach Bernd Stange and National Under-23 team coach Aide Iskandar, particularly in the area of fitness, for the SEA Games in 2015, according to the press release.

The 55-year-old, who has worked with coaches such as Hans Meyer, Bernd Schuster and Matthias Sammer, was on the staff of FC Nurnberg when it won the 2007 German Cup.

In fact, Meyer said Raab would be an "asset" to the FAS given his "impressive" work done during his stints as coach under him at Nurnberg and Borussia Monchengladbach.

“I am delighted to be joining the Football Association of Singapore. It was an easy decision to join as I am impressed by the professionalism of the management, and the strategic plan in place. I look forward to doing my part for Singapore football,” said Raab.

Collegiate cagers eyed for SEAG

An all-collegiate squad will be sent to compete in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) said yesterday.

A five-man committee has been formed by the SBP to oversee the preparations and formation of the team that will defend the SEAG cage crown during the biennial sportsfest scheduled June 5 to 16.

SBP deputy executive director Bernie Atienza said stakeholders from the country’s premier collegiate leagues—the UAAP and NCAA—Cesafi, Naascu and one more influential group have been tapped.

“They will handle everything from the training and selection and even the appointment of the head coach and his staff,” said Atienza following the SBP board meeting held Tuesday.

Shoo-ins to the team are Ateneo star Kiefer Ravena and Far Eastern’s Marc Belo and standouts from UAAP titleholder National University, according to Atienza.

As for the head coach, NU mentor Eric Altamirano is being eyed to call the shots although the final decision will be made late this year or in January when the team begins to hold regular practices.

The Philippines is the traditional favorite to win the SEAG gold even though Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia have been putting up solid performances in recent years.

Still, even a collegiate team made up of solid players can get the job done in the SEAG and lacing the squad even with a sprinkling of professionals would simply be overkill. (NG)

Mohd Adi strikes gold for Brunei in China

Source: The Brunei Times

National Wushu coach Li Hui (top C) pose for a picture with his charges during the 6th World Traditional Wushu Championships in Chizhou, Anhui Province in China.Courtesy of Li Hui

MOHD Adi Sya’rani Roslan put on an impressive showing to win gold for Brunei in the changquan event at the 6th World Traditional Wushu Championships in Chizhou, Anhui Province, China, yesterday.

It was a good day for Brunei’s exponents with Mohd Adi also winning silver in the gunshu competition.
Teammates Mohd Shafiee Shayferan Roslan and Kong Yew Pin won silver medals of their own in gunshu and taijiquan respectively.

Compatriots Basma Lachkar, Hosea Wong Zheng Yu, Koh Lee Boey, Koh Yun C and Woo Chung Heng all won bronze for Brunei.

National wushu coach Li Hui was impressed with the performances of his charges.

“This is the first time our new athletes are competing in a big competition (world level). I am very happy with their performance and results,” he said.

“This makes me very confident for the preparation of the 2019 SEA Games that will be held in Brunei,” he added.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Yonex French Open 2014 Results for SEA

Congratulations Southeast Asia!!!

Mixed Doubles

1st - Tontowi Ahmad & Liliyana Natsir (Indonesia)

Women's Singles

3rd - Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand)

Men's Singles

3rd - Tommy Sugiarto (Indonesia)

Men's Doubles

3rd - Andrei Adistia & Hendra Aprida Gunawan (Indonesia)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

POC going all out for 2015 SEA Games

From its token participation in the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar, the Philippines is looking at a full contingent for next year’s SEA Games in Singapore.

“Let’s not talk about numbers here. But why limit it if we have 600 athletes that can win medals” Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco said yesterday.

Bakit natin  babawasan? (Why should we cut down?) But if 200 of these athletes are there for a picnic, then why send them? No numbers tayo,” he told the weekly “POC Hour” radio program.

Julian Camacho of wushu, the chef-de-mission of the Philippine contingent to the next SEA Games, said he’s looking at 500 athletes to make up the team.

Camacho said there are 36 sports and 402 events to be disputed in Singapore in June, and that the marching orders from the POC is to improve on the 2013 finish.

In Myanmar, the Philippines sent only around 200 athletes, a “token” participation because it was not in favor of the calendar of events lined up by the host country.

Filipino sports officials were up in arms that 16 of the 36 events where the Philippines won medals in the 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia were not played in Myanmar.

The Philippines won 29 gold, 34 silver and 38 bronze medals and fell to seventh place behind Thailand (107-94-81), Myanmar (86-62-85), Vietnam (74-85-86), Indonesia (65-84-111), Malaysia (43-38-77) and Singapore (34-29-45).

“The order is for us to improve on our ranking. I think we can achieve it,” said Camacho.

Source: Philippine Star

Asian Champs now eye SEA Games gold

Minister Lawrence Wong (front row, centre) at Netball Singapore’s celebration dinner for the Asian Championships yesterday. Photo: Netball Singapore

SINGAPORE — Gold will be very much on netballer Premila Hirubalan’s mind when the sport makes a return to the SEA Games next year after a 13-year hiatus. Defender Hirubalan, 32, is the only remaining active player from the 2001 Games and the pain from their loss that year to Causeway rivals Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur is still fresh. 

Hirubalan had retired from the national team after winning the Asian Netball Championships in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in 2012, but the competitive itch returned after her outing with the Mission Mannas in the Cheers Netball Super League. 

The veteran defender rejoined the national squad in May and lifted the Asian Championships trophy for the third time at the OCBC Arena after a 59-41 victory over Sri Lanka on Sept 14. 

Next year’s SEA Games will be Hirubalan’s swansong — she has won three Asian titles in four outings in 2001, 2005, 2012 and this year —as she told TODAY at Netball Singapore’s celebration dinner for the Asian Championships.

“Being Singaporean, we realise there are limitations as it will be hard to get into the top three in the world,” said Hirubalan. 

“For us, the pinnacle is in conquering not only Asia ... The SEA Games is a big tournament for Singaporeans and I’m really excited. We lost to Malaysia by 12 points in 2001 and (winning gold next year) will be redemption for that.”

Ahead of June’s SEA Games, the newly-crowned Asian netball champions (world No 19) will be back in action at the Nations Cup from Dec 7 to 13 at the OCBC Arena, where they will face Samoa (14), Botswana (16), Papua New Guinea (17), Malaysia (23) and the Republic of Ireland (28). They will also feature in the Netball World Cup in Sydney in August next year. 

Head coach Ruth Aitken is happy with the progress of the squad since joining Netball Singapore in July last year. “It’s going to be a most challenging year at the Nations Cup with so many strong teams and we are looking forward to playing the different styles,” said the Kiwi.

“We are reaping the benefits of a consistent training programme and are able to play a high octane game, play a quick game and move the ball quickly. But it’s still about consistency over the four quarters. 

“Gold medal is the target for the SEA Games, but that will be Malaysia’s target, too. They were disappointed not getting into the World Cup and SEA Games will be their task for redemption.” 

Yesterday’s celebration dinner at Four Seasons Hotel saw about 40 people from the Asian Championships squad, Netball Singapore officials and Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong gathering to celebrate the netballers’ success on the Asian stage. 

Source: Today

Saturday, October 25, 2014

2014 AFF (FELDA) Beach Soccer Championship

Location: Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Date: 21st - 31st October 2014

Champion: Malaysia
2nd - Vietnam
3rd - Thailand
4th - Laos

Group A: Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam & FELDA (Malaysia)
Group B: Myanmar, Laos, Philippines & Malaysia

Group A

October 23: Indonesia 10-2 FELDA
October 23: Thailand 4-3 Vietnam

October 24: FELDA 4-5 Thailand
October 24: Vietnam 6-2 Indonesia

October 25: Indonesia 3-4 Thailand
October 25: FELDA 1-8 Vietnam

Group B

October 23: Myanmar 3-6 Malaysia
October 23: Laos 5-2 Philippines

October 24: Malaysia 2-4 Laos
October 24: Philippines 3-7 Myanmar

October 25: Myanmar 4-5 (AET) Laos
October 25: Malaysia 8-1 Philippines


October 27: SF1: Thailand 2-3 (AET) Malaysia
October 27: SF2: Laos 2-3 Vietnam

3rd Place Match
Loser Thailand 4-1 Laos


October 29: Malaysia 6-4 Vietnam
Photo Credit: Dunia Sukan Online


Team Composition
1. I Kadek Sudarta (GK)
2. I Made Bayu Perdana (GK)
3. Agung Teguh Seri Rejeki
4. I Dewa Kadek Dwipayudha
5. I Kadek Widhi Tamayana
6. I Komang Kariana Antara
7. I Made Agus Dwipayana
8. I Made Antha Wijaya
9. I Nyoman Jumada
10. I Wayan Ari Nusa Diantara
11. I Wayan Arsa Bagia
12. I Wayan Metra Jaya
13. Ida Bagus Putu Suara
14. Martinus Sinde

Para Games athletes return triumphant with 21 gold medals

 Source: The Nation

Kitsana Jorchuy, left, hands Thailand the men

Thai athletes emerged triumphant with a total of 21 gold medals after a blaze of fireworks brought a colourful curtain down on the Asian Para Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Held every four years just after the Asian Games, the Para Games kicked off last Saturday, with over 2,400 disabled athletes from 43 countries vying for the top honour in 23 sport disciplines.

After bagging 20 gold medals and fifth place at the debut Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, China four years ago, Thailand sent a strong delegation of 323 athletes and officials to test their mettle in 15 sports in Incheon. The campaign was backed by a Bt35-million war chest allocated by the Sports Authority of Thailand for training and competition.

Medal hopes were high, but after organisers made changes to competition classes, Paralympic Committee of Thailand president Chutinant Bhirombhakdi was reluctant set a target for Thai athletes, though Sports Association of the Disabled of Thailand president Osod Pawilai weighed in with a confident prediction of 25 golds.

After seven days of fierce competition against some of the world's best disabled athletes from powerhouses such as China, Japan, South Korea and Iran, Thailand captured a total of 21 gold, 39 silver and 47 bronze medals in Incheon, improving on their Guangzhou showing four years ago.

Gold-medal performances came from London Paralympic 2012 veterans including Pattaya Tadthong, two boccia players, Rungroj Thainiyom in table tennis, and wheelchair racer Prawat Wahoram.

China retained their overall Games title with a medal haul of 174 golds. Hosts South Korea finished a distant second place with 72 golds, while Japan were third with 38. Iran and Uzbekistan finished fourth and fifth with 37 and 22 gold medals respectively.

Athletics proved the richest hunting ground for Thailand, yielding 11 golds for our athletes. Surang Khamsuk handed the Kingdom the first gold medal in the women's javelin, triggering the bonanza for Thailand in track-and-field. Phichai Bonsri then sealed a dominating Thai performance in the throwing events by winning the men's discus.

On the track, wheelchair athlete Rawat Tana powered to two gold medals in his pet 1,500m and 5,000m events, while Pichaya Kurattanasiri emulated that effort by winning the men's 200m and 400m events. Veteran Saichon Konjen proved that he remains the best in his 100m class and added another gold in the 800m.

Elsewhere, Pattaya Tadtong, who burst into his prominence in the London Paralympics, bowled over the opposition in the boccia mixed individual competition, while Worawuth Saengampa bagged another gold in the same event in his class. Thailand took a third boccia gold in the mixed team event. Powerlifting brought more Thai joy, with Wandi Kongmuang and Arawan Bootpo heaving their way to victory, while wheelchair tennis delivered two gold medals for the team, one from Sakhorn Khanthasist in the women's singles.

Thai athletes ended their campaign with a bang yesterday at Incheon Asiad Main Stadium, as Kitsana Jorchuy in the men's 400m and the boccia players helped boost the team's tally with another four gold medals.

Following a finale of traditional Korean music and dance performances followed by fireworks and K-pop, athletes headed for home last night flushed with pride after a near-flawless Games boosted by the host's army of devoted volunteers.

Friday, October 24, 2014

PH sending 450 to Singapore SEAG

Source: Tempo

The Philippines is sending a huge contingent to the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore, chief of mission Julian Camacho said yesterday.

Camacho said about “400 to 450 athletes” will be sent to compete during the June 5 to 16 sportsfest with half of the number coming from team sports.

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) wants a head-turning finish in Singapore, saying it can land as high as third but fourth would be a decent placing.

PSC chairman Richie Garcia said he will be disappointed if the Philippines places fifth or sixth.
There will be 402 events in 36 sports on tap in Singapore.

In 2005, host Philippines took the overall crown for the first time.

In the 2013 Myanmar SEAG, the country sent 250 athletes and wound up crashing to seventh place, its worst finish in the biennial event.

After reigning supreme in 2005, the Philippines finished fifth in 2007 (Thailand), sixth in 2009 (Laos) and fifth again in 2011 (Indonesia).

The PSC is feeling the pressure from the government and both the private and public sector following its dreadful showing in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon where it only managed to win one gold medal.

Garcia said the SEAG will be the perfect place for the Filipino athletes to make up for a decade of demotion.

2nd Asian Para-Games Final Medal Tally for ASEAN

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Yonex Denmark Open - ASEAN Results only

Congratulations to our successful Southeast Asian athletes!!! 

Location: Odense, Denmark

Date: 14th - 19th October 2014

Mixed Doubles 
2nd-Tontowi Ahmad & Liliyana Natsir (Indonesia) 
3rd-Riky Widianto & Puspita Richi Dili (Indonesia)

Swiss International 2014 (Badminton) ASEAN Results only

Congratulations to our successful Southeast Asian athletes!!!

Location: Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

Date: 16th - 19th October 2014

Men's Singles
1st -  Christie JONATAN (Indonesia)
3rd - Andre Kurniawan TEDJONO (Indonesia)

Men's Doubles

1st - Peter Gabriel MAGNAYE & Paul Jefferson VIVAS (Philippines)

Women's Singles

1st - Hanna RAMADHINI (Indonesia)
2nd - Dinar Dyah AYUSTINE (Indonesia)

Women's Doubles

2nd - Meiliana JAUHARI & Aprilsasi Putri LEJARSAR VARIELLA (Indonesia)

Athlete of the Day

Siti Noor Radiah Ismail claimed the gold medal in the women's long jump T20 event in the Asian Para Games in Incheon, South Korea. - Bernama

Monday, October 20, 2014

ASEAN Athletes at the 2nd Asian Para-Games 2014










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