Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NSC Makes Early Preparation For 2017 SEA Games

KUALA LUMPUR - More than 1,000 athletes will participate in '2017 SEA Games Programme' from July 6-9 at the National Sports Council (NSC) Complex at Bukit Jalil.

NSC director-general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail said the programme is supported by over 40 sports associations which will send athletes to the 29th SEA Games hosted by Malaysia.

"We will hold a workshop with all sports associations to identify the first group of athletes involved in the training programme.

"After Aidilfitri, we will provide training programmes with the coaches to enable Malaysia to emerge as overall SEA Games champions in 2017."

Malaysia's 60th Independence Day celebration in 2017 is an important platform to uplift the spirit of athletes participating in the biennial event.

Malaysia emerged as overall champions when hosting the 2001 SEA Games with a collection of 111 gold medals.

Malaysia won 62 gold medals at the Singapore SEA Games from June 5-16.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

2015 FIBA Asia Championship for Men
23rd September – 3rd October (Changsha, Hunan)
Let's support ‪#‎TeamASEAN‬!

1st Southeast Asian Weightlifting Championships

Location: Auytthaya, Thailand

Date: 26th - 28th June 2015


Men’s 56kg
Gold - Tran Le Quoc Toan (Vietnam)
Silver - Thach Kim Tuan (Vietnam)
Bronze - Nestor Colonia (Philippines)

Men's 62kg
Gold - Nguyen Ngoc Trung (Vietnam)
Silver - Wattana Kangkeeree (Thailand)
Bronze -  Muhammad Aznil Bidin (Malaysia)

Men's 69kg
Gold - Tairat Bunsut (Thailand)
Silver - Muhammad Azril Huzairi Ram (Malaysia)
Bronze -Timothy Lau (Singapore)

Men's 77kg
Gold - Chatuphum Chinnawong (Thailand)
Silver - Nguyen Hong Ngoc (Vietnam)
Bronze - Kyaw Moe Win (Myanmar)

Men's 85kg
Gold - Pornchai Lobsi (Thailand)
Silver - Khairul Anuar Mohamad (Malaysia)
Bronze - Roy Samsul Bahri (Indonesia)

Men's -94kg
Gold - Sarat Sumpradit  (Thailand)
Silver -  Tran  Van Hoa (Vietnam)
Bronze - Win Naing Tun (Myanmar)

Men's +94kg
Gold - Tinnaphop Kanrawangchai  (Thailand)
Silver - Nguyen Minh Quang (Vietnam)
Bronze - Elisha Louis Tan Kim Ho (Malaysia)

Women’s 48kg
Gold - Panida Khamsri (Thailand)
Silver - Mai Zin Pwint Phyu (Myanmar)
Bronze -  Not Awarded

Women’s 53kg
Gold - Hidilyn Diaz (Philippines)
Silver - Nguyen Thi Thuy (Vietnam)
Bronze -  Kitimma Sutana (Thailand)

Women's 58kg
Gold - Nawaporn Daengsri (Thailand)
Silver - Lam Thi Bich (Vietnam)
Bronze - Jagaddhita Acchedya (Indonesia)

Women's 63kg
Gold - Rattikan Gulnoi (Thailand)
Silver - Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai (Vietnam)
Bronze -  Frencey Titus (Malaysia)

Women's -69kg
Gold - Le Thi Tham (Vietnam)
Silver - Permatasari Diah Ayu (Indonesia)
Bronze -  Moe Thu Zar (Myanmar)

Women's +69kg
Gold - Praeonapa Khenjantuek (Thailand)
Silver - Duangaksorn Chaidee (Thailand)
Bronze - Pham Hong Thuy (Vietnam)

Bronze for Malaysia!

Further to a positive doping case in Swimming Men's 4x100m medley during the 27th SEA Games Myanmar 2013, the Myanmar SEA Games Organizing Committee had adjusted the Official Result as follows:
Swimming Men's 4x100m medley
Gold: Singapore
Silver: Thailand
Bronze: Malaysia
Members of the Malaysia Men's 4x100m medley team were:
1. Mr. Tern Jian Han
2. Mr. Shaun Yap Kah Choon
3. Mr. Daniel William Henry Bego
4. Mr. Lim Ching Hwang

With the above adjustment, the official medal tally for Malaysian Contingent to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar 2013 are as follows:
Gold: 43
Silver: 38
Bronze: 78
Total: 159 medals

Indonesian swimmer Indra Gunawan was tested positive for a banned substance after he won the 50m Breaststroke at the 4th Asian Indoor Games at Incheon on 1st July 2013. He was banned for three months from 13th August to 12th Nov 2013 by the Indonesian Anti-Doping Agency. As such he participated in the Myanmar 27th SEA Games 2013 held in December 2013, where he won a gold medal in the 50m Breaststroke and a bronze medal in the 4x100m Medley Relay. FINA decided that the suspension period of three months was too short and increased the suspension to 2 years, from 1st July 2013 to 30th June 2015. Indra Gunawan decided to appeal the suspension to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, who then decided to reduce the suspension to 18 months, from 1st July 2013 to 31st December 2014. Indra Gunawan participated in the Singapore 28th SEA Games where he won the 50m Breaststroke event and was a member of the Indonesian 4x100m Medley Relay team that won the silver medal.

Source: Olympic Council of Malaysia

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Asian Fencing Championships 2015

Location: Singapore

Date: 25th - 30th June 2015


Men's Foil Individual
Gold - OTA Yuki (Japan)
Silver - SON Young Ki (South Korea)
Bronze - CHEUNG Ka Long (Hong Kong)
Bronze - KWON Young Ho (South Korea)

Men's Epee Individual
Gold - JIAO Yunlong (China)
Silver - PARK Kyoungdoo (South Korea)
Bronze - Alimzhanov Elmir (Kazakhstan)
Bronze - MINOBE Kazuyasu (Japan)

Men's Sabre Individual
Gold - KIM Junghwan (South Korea)
Silver - GU Bongil (South Korea)
Bronze - ABEDINI Mojtaba (Iran)
Bronze - WON Woo Young (South Korea)

Men's Foil - Team
Gold - China
Silver - South Korea
Bronze - Japan
Bronze - Hong Kong

Men's Epee - Team
Gold - Kazakhstan
Silver - China
Bronze - Japan
Bronze - SouthKorea

Men's Sabre - Team
Gold - South Korea
Silver - Iran
Bronze - China
Bronze - Kazakhstan

Women's Foil Individual
Gold - JEON Hee Sook (South Korea)
Silver - NAM Hyun Hee (South Korea)
Bronze - KIM Mina (South Korea)
Bronze - LE Huilin (China)

Women's Epee Individual
Gold - XU Anqi (China)
Silver - CHOI Injeong (South Korea)
Bronze - SATO Nazomi (Japan)
Bronze - SHIMOOKAWA Ayaka (Japan)

Women's Sabre Individual
Gold - SHEN Chen (China)
Silver - AOKI Chika (Japan)
Bronze - EMURA Misaki (Japan)

Bronze - KIM Jiyeon (South Korea)

Women's  Foil - Team
Gold - South Korea
Silver - China
Bronze - Hong Kong
Bronze - Japan

Women's Epee - Team
Gold - South Korea
Silver - China
Bronze - Japan
Bronze - Hong Kong

Women's Sabre - Team
Gold - South Korea
Silver - China
Bronze - Japan
Bronze -Hong Kong

Top 10 Remarkale Women of 2015 SEA Games

The Southeast Asian Games has given women to showcase its sportive skills and talents. It also empowers and gives importance of the women of Southeast Asia. And we, from the SEAGNews, congratulate all the women athletes and the women behind the 28th SEA Games in Singapore.

At the recently concluded biennial meet, we honor and praise the superb athleticism of Southeast Asian athletes. And we selected 10 remarkable women athletes that showcase world class talents. 

TOP 10. Mingkamon Koomphon (Thailand) is a thrower in the field of athletics. At only 17, she is a record breaker in the event of Hammer Throw at the 28th SEA Games. 

This young girl will definitely be a mainstay for Thailand at the coming editions of SEA Games and she has much to improve in her event. We are excited to see her in much higher level of competitions like the Asian Games.

TOP 9. Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (Thailand) is number 9 in our list. She won three gold medals for singles, doubles and team events in Tennis making her as one of multiple-medalists at the SEA Games 2015. 

Aside from that, this 23-year old Thai professional tennis player got her Junior Single title at the Wimbledon 2009. 

Her junior and professional careers clearly speak that she is on top of her game. 
Her gold medal is the first for Singapore in the Women's 200 metres since Glory Barnabas' win in 1973. - See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/sports/sea-games-hear-tao-li-roar#sthash.5dEZiHbs.dpuf
Her gold medal is the first for Singapore in the Women's 200 metres since Glory Barnabas' win in 1973. - See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/sports/sea-games-hear-tao-li-roar#sthash.5dEZiHbs.dpuf

TOP 8. Farah Ann Abdul Hadi (Malaysia) is also a multiple-medalist at the Singapore SEA Games having won two-gold, 1-silver and 3-bronze medals in Artistic Gymnastics. This beautiful girl placed 8th in our remarkable women athlete when she won a bronze medal at the uneven bars event. 

It was flawless routine from the start but suddenly fell on the ground at the middle period of her routine  (which sometimes happen in every competition in artistic gymnastics) but still managed to continue her routine until the end. She cried a little after that but her executions gave her a high score and delivered bronze medal for her. We call her "The Beauty Brave Gymnast". 

TOP 7. Aprilia S. Manganang (Indonesia) is a member of Indonesian women's volleyball team who took the bronze medal at the Singapore meet after suffering a defeat from team Thailand in the semi-finals. 

She made it to our list because of her determination and the courage of taking some controversial sexual preference issue.  

Despite that, she believes in herself and take it as a challenge to improve her game in volleyball.  

 She's a solid and remarkable volleyball player from Southeast Asia. We coined her as the "Iron Lady" for her strong and powerful tactical spikes.  

TOP 6. Nguyen Thi Huyen (Vietnam) and Maria Londa (Indonesia). Both athletes share the same spot in our top 10. 

Nguyen Thi Huyen is a triple gold medalist at the 2015 SEA Games and a new record holder at the game in the women's 400m hurdles. While Maria Londa of Indonesia captured two gold medals in the jumping events in athletics. Because of her success, we coined Londa as the "Queen of SEA Games Jumping".

These both multiple gold medalists already met the qualifying time/distance for Rio Olympic in their respective events. And we are looking forward to see them in 2016 Rio Olympiad.

TOP 5. Fatin Nurfatehah Mat Salleh (Malaysia) who won 3 gold medals from the individual, team and mixed team events in Archery that made her to our top list of remarkable women. Before going to Singapore SEA Games, she already won a bronze medal at the Shanghai World Cup of Archery last May. We love to see her in Rio 2016.

TOP 4. Quah Ting Wen (Singapore) is a veteran campaigner in SEA Games. The 22-year old swimmer tallied 8 medals (4 golds & 4 silvers) in her 4th SEA Games appearance. This woman always improved her medal haul in SEA Games that's why she ranks 4th in our list.

Aside from her SEA Games achievements, she was also the flag bearer at the 2009 Youth Olympics and represented Singapore at the 2012 Beijing Olympics. The question is, "Are we going to see her at the Rio Olympics?"

TOP 3. Thi Ha Thanh Phan (Vietnam) is a multiple medalist copping 4 medals (3 golds and a bronze) in artistic gymnastics. 

This girl is not only known in Southeast Asia for her beautiful gymnastic routines but saw action in the world stage like the World championships and even capturing medal in Asian Games. And she could possibly represent Vietnam at the Olympics.

TOP 2. Tao Li (Singapore) proved to be one of the best swimmers from Southeast Asia winning 5 gold medals and breaking two individual and one team relay swimming records for Singapore.  

Nothing more to say about this girl but she really is a great swimmer and we are looking forward to see her qualify in Rio Olympics. 

She was also one of our Top 10 Notable ASEAN Athletes at the 2014 Asian Games

TOP 1. Nguyen Thi Anh Vien (Vietnam) tops our 10 remarkable women athletes at the 28th SEA Games. She won 8-gold, 1-silver and 1-bronze medals for 3 disciplines and individual medley in swimming. She is the first women athlete in the history of SEA Games to break 8 swimming records in only one SEA Games edition.  That is why we coined her as the "Mermaid of Southeast Asia" in one of our article.  

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien is expected to see action at the Rio Olympics and targets to qualify in the final events in swimming. 

This 18-year old girl has more to improve and has more to destroy swimming records in the coming SEA Games.

As to end this article, again, we congratulate all the women medalists of any color for their hard trainings and hardships. And we also want to praise Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia for their untiring women's support in sports. They have these very good programs and trainings for women. We would like also to commend Malaysia and Singapore for not neglecting sports development for women. Congratulations to women's power! Congratulations Southeast Asia!

Monday, June 22, 2015

AFC U14 Girls’ Championship (ASEAN zone)

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Date: 23rd - 28th June 2015


Group A

THAILAND 3 3 0 0 17 1 16 9
MYANMAR 3 2 0 1 8 8 0 6
CAMBODIA 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3
LAOS 3 0 0 2 1 15 -14 0

Schedule & Results:
23-06-2015 14:00
3 - 0
Venue: Vietnam YFTC Field no.1, Hanoi | Scorers: Win Sanda Tun (23’, 35’), San Thaw Thaw (35+3’)

23-06-2015 16:00
9 - 0
Venue: Vietnam YFTC Field no.1, Hanoi, Scorers: Tanapon Yimlamai (15’) Pannapat Pantuwat (35’), Amarawadee Phukhao (37’, 43’), Porntip Thongwijit (48’, 68’), Anupha Noinueai (52’, 64’), Chantaraporn Wisetwan (56’)

24-06-2015 14:00
0 - 1
Venue: Vietnam YFTC Field no.1, Hanoi, Scorers: Anupha Noinueai (59')

24-06-2015 16:00
1 - 4
Venue: Vietnam YFTC Field no.1, Hanoi, Scorers LAO: Thipphaphone Homsombath ( ') | MYA: Win Sanda Tun ( '), May Phu Ko ( '), Myat Noe Khin ( ')

25-06-2015 14:00
1 - 7
Venue: Vietnam YFTC Field no.1, Hanoi, Scorers THA: AMARAWADEE PHUKHAO (28' & 37'), TANAPON YIMLAMAI (31'), PENPITCHA (47'), PORNTIP (41' & 60'), PANNAPAT PANTUWAT (70+4') | MYA: ZUNE YU YA OO (4')

25-06-2015 14:00
0 - 2
Venue: Vietnam YFTC Field no.3, Hanoi, Scorers: LIM SOCHEA (20'), METH MARYAN (43')

Group B

VIETNAM 3 3 0 0 14 4 10 6
MALAYSIA 3 1 1 1 8 8 0 4
PHILIPPINES 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4
SINGAPORE 3 0 0 3 3 12 -9 0

Schedule & Results:
23-06-2015 14:00
1 - 3
Venue: Hanoi, Vietnam |  Scorers: Putri Nur Syaliza (11’); Thera Dellstey Thomas (17’), Siti Nurfaizah Saidin (49’), Nor Athirah Mamat (65’)

23-06-2015 16:00
3 - 0
Venue: Vietnam YFTC Field no.3, Hanoi, Scorers: Tran Thi Hai Linh (28’), Nguyen Thi Hang (70’, 70+1’)

24-06-2015 14:00
3 - 1
Venue: Vietnam YFTC Field no.3, Hanoi, Scorers PHI: Catherine Padilla (55'), Regine Rebosura (41'), Andrea Tiongson (14') | SIN:  Nur Afiqah Binte Oma (9')

24-06-2015 16:00
3 - 5
Venue: Vietnam YFTC Field no.3, Hanoi, Scorers MAS: Nor Athirah (38'),  Alice Mic Michael (61'), Anis Aishah (64') | VIE: Nguyen Thi Thu Huong (2'), Nguyen Thi Thu Hien (15', 23', 35'), Ngan Thi Van Su (20')

25-06-2015 16:00
6 - 1
Venue: Vietnam YFTC Field no.1, Hanoi, Scorers VIE:

25-06-2015 16:00
2 - 2
Venue: Vietnam YFTC Field no.3, Hanoi, Scorers MAS: ANIS AISHAH (18'), NOR ATHIRAH (35') | PHI: CATHERINE PARDILLA (16'), ( ')

Semi Finals


June 27, 2015 - 14:00
6 - 1
Venue: Vietnam YFTC Field no.3, Hanoi | Scorers THA: Tanapon Yimlamai (24’), Porntip Thongwijit (38’,39’), Amarawadee Phukhao (60’,70+3’), Rattikan Khamphaeng (69’) /MAS:  Nor Athirah Mamat (50’) | 


June 27, 2015 - 16:00
1-1 (AET) 6-5 (PSO)
Venue: Vietnam YFTC Field no.3, Hanoi | Scorers: Ngan Thi Van Su (35’) / Win Sanda Tun (16’)
Successful penalty takers: Nguyen Thi Huyen, Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu, Nguyen Thi Thu Hien, Nguyen Thi Thu Huong, Hien Anh, Nguyen Thi Kim Anh / Zune Yu Ya Oo, Nyo Thin Cho, Hnin Mya Thazin, San Thaw Thaw, Thidar Khaing

3rd/4th Placing - Battle for 3rd Place (ASEAN Zone)

28-06-2015 14:00
2 -
Malaysia Myanmar
Venue: Vietnam YFTC Field no.3, Hanoi, Scorers: Elsie Celarryna Jawit (61’), Anis Aishah Asiati Raili (70’) / Myat Noe Khin (8’, 13’), May Phu Ko (28’, 35’), San Thaw Thaw (42’), Win Sanda Tun (55’)

Final - Battle for (ASEAN Zone) 1st Place / Championship

28-06-2015 16:00
 1 - 2
Venue: Vietnam YFTC Field no.3, Hanoi, Scorers: Anupha Noinueai (38’) / Nguyen Thi Thu Huong (59’), Ngan Thi Van Su (66’)

  • Champions: Vietnam
  • Runners-up: Thailand
  • 3rd place: Myanmar
  • MVP: Nguyen Thi Thu Hien (Vietnam No10)
  • Top Goal Scorer: Amarawadee Phukhao (Thailand No2 – six goals), Porntip Thongwijit (Thailand No23 – six goals)
  • Fair Play: Myanmar

16th ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championships.

Location: Singapore

Date: June 8–17

Participants: 457 players from 17 countries

Participants competed for standard, rapid and blitz chess medals in the Open and Girls’ U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16, U-18 and U-20 age groups, and the optional 50+ and 65+ age groups.

Vietnam took the first place over-all while the Philippines took second place and Singapore stood in third place.

Open 08_Standard, Open 08_Rapid, Open 08_Blitz
Open 10_Standard, Open 10_Rapid, Open 10_Blitz
Open 12_Standard, Open 12_Rapid, Open 12_Blitz
Open 14_Standard, Open 14_Rapid, Open 14_Blitz
Open 16_Standard, Open 16_Rapid, Open 16_Blitz
Open 18_Standard, Open 18_Rapid, Open 18_Blitz
Open 20_Standard, Open 20_Rapid, Open 20_Blitz
Girls 08_Standard, Girls 08_Rapid, Girls 08_Blitz
Girls 10_Standard, Girls 10_Rapid, Girls 10_Blitz
Girls 12_Standard, Girls 12_Rapid, Girls 12_Blitz
Girls 14_Standard, Girls 14_Rapid, Girls 14_Blitz
Girls 16_Standard, Girls 16_Rapid, Girls 16_Blitz
Girls 18_Standard, Girls 18_Rapid, Girls 18_Blitz
Girls 20_Standard, Girls 20_Rapid, Girls 20_Blitz

From the Tournament-Database of Chess-Results http://chess-results.com

Universiade: Malaysia Target At Least One Gold Medal In Gwangju

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian contingent aims to bag at least one gold medal at the World University Games (Universiade) in Gwangju, South Korea, next month.

Malaysian contingent's Universiade chief executive officer Hazally Jali, however, did not specify which sport would contribute the medal for the country.

"At the last Universiade in Kazan (Russia) in 2013, we bagged three bronze medals through badminton, so I hope our contingent will be able to display better performance in Gwangju.

"This is a modest target, but hopefully, we will be able to clinch our first gold medal this year. Besides badminton, we also have high hope on archery," he told Bernama here Friday.

Hazally said the target was set based on the performance displayed by 641 national athletes at the recently-concluded SEA Games in Singapore, 193 of whom were university and college athletes.

He said 55 per cent of the medals clinched at the 2015 SEA Games were also contributed by those athletes.

For the record, Malaysia completed the 2015 SEA Games campaign with 62 gold, 58 silver and 66 bronze medals.

Meanwhile, Hazally said one of the major challenges to be faced by national athletes at the Universiade was having to compete during the month of Ramadan.

As such, he said they had appointed a nutrition expert to ensure that the athletes would be provided with high-nutrient food so that they would remain energetic while fasting.

The national contingent will comprise 111 athletes who will compete in 15 out of the 21 sports at the biennial games, which was scheduled to be held from July 3 to 14.

The sports are football, badminton, shooting, archery, golf, diving, artistic gymnastics, athletics, swimming, fencing, taekwondo, rowing, table tennis and tennis.

For the record, Malaysia's best performance in Universiade since its inception in Turin, Italy in 1959, was in the 2011 edition in Shenzhen, China, in which the contingent clinched one silver and two bronze medals.

-- BERNAMA/ http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/sp/newssports.php?id=1145648

Applications To Become Volunteers For 2017 SEA Games To Be Opened Soon - Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 (Bernama) -- Aspiring volunteers who wished to offer their services for the 2017 SEA Games would be able to submit their applications soon, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

Khairy said the date for applications to become volunteers for the 2017 SEA Games that Malaysia will host, will be announced soon.

"Volunteers will soon be able to apply for a place in Team Malaysia. Let's make the 2017 SEA Games the best one ever," he said in his Facebook posting Sunday.

Khairy who is also the 2017 SEA Games Organising Committee chairman said preparations will take off to ensure Malaysia emerge as the overall champion in 2017.

The host job for the 2017 SEA Games was initially awarded to Brunei but since the country had requested to give them time, Malaysia has taken over the host job with the approval of the Cabinet.

Malaysia will be hosting the SEA Games for the sixth time.

The last time Malaysia hosted the SEA Games was in 2001 and subsequently emerged as the overall champion with 111 gold, 98 silver and 86 bronze medals.

-- BERNAMA/ http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/sp/newssports.php?id=1146103

21st South East Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships

Date: 17th - 21st June 2015

Location: Kula Lumpur, Malaysia

A total of 7 countries: Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia participated in the Championships.


Junior Boys' Team (U18)
Gold - 
Bronze - 
Bronze - 

Junior Girls’ Team (U18)
Gold - 
Bronze - 
Bronze -

Junior Boys’ Singles (U18)
Gold - 
Silver - YIN JING YUAN (Singapore)
Bronze - EDRIC LIM (Singapore)
Bronze -

Junior Girls Singles (U18)
Gold - 
Silver - 
Bronze - YEE HERNG HWEE (Singapore)
Bronze - ANG WAN QI (Singapore)
Junior Boys' Doubles (U18)
Gold - Puangthip Sirawit and Passara Pattaratorm (Thailand)
Silver - Yin Jing Yuan and Poh Shao Feng (Singapore)
Bronze - Nguyen Duc Tuan and Le Van Duc (Vietnam)
Bronze - Nguyen Van Huan and Dang Tran Son (Vietnam)
Junior Girls'' Doubles (U18)
Gold - Khetkhuan Tamolwan and Paranang Orawan (Thailand)
Silver - Pham Thi Thu Huong and Vu Thi Thu Ha  (Vietnam)
Bronze - YYee Herng Hwee and Ang Wan Qi (Singapore)
Bronze -Tan En Hui and Lim Eunice Zoe (Singapore)
Junior Mixed Doubles (U18)
Gold - 
Silver - 
Bronze - YIN JING YUAN/ANG WAN QI (Singapore)
Bronze -
Cadet Boys' Team (U15)
Gold - 
Silver - 
Bronze -
Cadet Girls' Team
Gold - 
Bronze - 
Bronze -
Cadet Boys' Singles
Gold - 
Silver - 
Bronze - GERALD YU (Singapore)
Bronze -
Cadet Girls' Singles
Gold - NICOLE LEW (Singapore)
Silver - 
Bronze - ZHANG WAN LING (Singapore)
Bronze - TAY HUI WEN (Singapore)
Cadet Boys' Doubles
Gold - Choong Javen / Chin Wen Jie  (Malaysia)
Silver - Panagitgun Yannapong / Shotelersuk Varote  (Thailand)
Bronze - Beh Kun Ting / Yu Zong Jun Gerald (Singapore)
Bronze - Nayre Jann Mari / Templado Reynaldo  (Philippines)

Cadet Girls' Doubles
Gold - Sawettabut Jinnipa / Saritapirak Monapsorn (Thailand)
Silver - Zhang Wan Ling / Nicole Lew Zernmaine (Singapore)
Bronze - Romero Jannah Mariam / Reyes Alexandra (Philippines)
Bronze - Alive Chang Li Sian / Tey Ka Ying (Malaysia)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Suggested Sports for 2017 & 2019 SEA Games

The recently concluded 28th Southeast Asian Games that was held in Singapore was composed of 36 sport disciplines. And Malaysia who is given the chance to host the next edition of the biennial sporting meet will be the one organizing the big event in 2017.

Here are the 36 sports we are recommending for the 2017 SEA Games. 

Aquatics (Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronized Swimming), Athletics, Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Billiards & Snookers, Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Judo, Karate, Netball, Pencak Silat, Petanque, Rowing, Rugby 7s, Sailing, SepakTakraw, Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball (Indoor & Beach), Water Ski, Wrestling, Weightlifting  and Wushu.

And here are the 36 sports we are recommending for the 2019 SEA Games if the Philippines is willing to host the event.

Aquatics (Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronized Swimming), Athletics, Archery, Arnis, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Billiards & Snookers, Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing, Chess, Cycling, Dance sport, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Judo, Karate, Pencak Silat, Petanque, Rowing, Rugby 7s, Sailing, SepakTakraw, Shooting, Softball, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball (Indoor & Beach), Wrestling, Weightlifting  and Wushu.

 We believe these sports are suitable for event organizer and are inline with the Asian Games and Olympic events. 

Again, these are just recommendations and the final say will come from the SEA Games organizers. And we have ample years to finalize such sports to include.

Road to Rio Olympics - Golf Update

Golf is one of the sports to be contested at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The IOC has restricted the International Golf Federation (IGF) to an Olympic field of 60 players for each of the men’s and women’s competition.  

All players within the top-15 of the rankings as of July 11, 2016, will be eligible, with one big caveat: No more than four players can come from any one country. The rest of the field will be determined by the world golf rankings, with a maximum of two players per country for countries that don't have more than two players in the top-15.

And let's looks at the top golfers from Southeast Asia who could possibly get ticket to Rio Olympics. This is according to IGF website.  Check who is in or who's out on the top 60.

Men's Event (Latest update)

#15 Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand|)
#32 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand)
#51 Mardan Mamat (Singapore)
#53 Antonio Lascuna (Philippines)
#57 Angelo Que (Philippines)

Women's Event (Latest update)

#17 Pornanong Phatlum (Thailand)
#24 Ariya Jutanugarn (Thailand)
#39 Kelly Tan (Malaysia)
#51 Michelle Koh (Malaysia)
#54 Jennifer Rosales (Philippines)

See also our first article and the changes in rankings of athletes from Southeast Asia:  Road to Rio Olympics - Golf

Thursday, June 18, 2015

SEA Games Performance Levels

SEA Games News (SEAGNews) creates its own way to measure the level of performances of the participating countries in the Southeast Asian Games. 

Now, what we only considered in this "performance levels" is the number of gold medals won by a country in every edition of SEA Games. SEA Games gets the best athletes and it gets better and better every edition. Only the best athlete gets the gold medal.

Factors not included in our analysis and reason why it was not considered.
1. Number of Participating Athletes.

If there is no athletes for a particular sports, it means the country has already lost the chance of getting gold. No athlete, no gold. It also means that there is no best athletes for that country in a particular sports in SEA Games. Remember, SEA Games gets the best of the best. And the best athlete gets the gold.

And if there is (athlete) and was not able to compete due to financial, injury, doping reason, etc... its not the fault of SEA Games organizer. It is the NOC/NSA who takes good care of its own athletes.

2. Number of Sports Participated by country.

Again, no entry for a particular sports - no chance of getting gold.

If there is really no team or athlete for a particular sports due to financial, injury, doping reason, etc... its not the fault of SEA Games organizer. All sports competed in SEA Games are being discussed in scheduled meetings before the actual game. And there are chances for other countries to appeal on sports they wanted to be included in biennial meet. 

Number of Gold Medals
Levels or Classifications
Class A: 60 or more Gold medals
Class B: 40-59 Gold Medals
Class C: 20-39 Gold Medals
Class D: 6-19 Gold Medals
Class E: 0-5 Gold Medals

At the recently concluded SEA Games, Thailand, Singapore,Vietnam and Malaysia are in Class A bracket while Indonesia is Class B. Philippines falls in Class C while Myanmar in Class D. And Laos, Cambodia,Brunei and Timor Leste are in Class E.

Those countries under the Class C, Class D and Class E have to make extra efforts to step-up in our SEA Games performance index.

If a country wants to win gold medals, it will do in all aspects to win many golds (in legal manner).  If there's a will, there's a way. 

An absent or skip of any edition of SEA Games can cause an athlete or team a hard to catch-up battle or a sports-shock. 

- SEAGNews

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Redraw for the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U19 C'ship 2015

The draw was done during AFF’s 15th Council Meeting for the session 2011/2015 at the Amara Hotel in Tanjong Pagar, Singapore.

The competition was initially to be hosted by Indonesia from August 22 – September 4 but will now be contested in Laos instead.

However, the FIFA Executive Committee suspended the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) on May 30 - resulting in the change.

Group A: Brunei Thailand, Australia, Cambodia, Philippines and  Laos
Group B: Vietnam, Myanmar, Singapore, Timor Leste and Malaysia.

Successful SEA Games, Successful Singapore

It was a very successful edition of SEA Games hosted by Singapore. From the opening to the closing ceremonies, and in between, it was a big triumph for Singapore. 

Singaporean team's performance has surpassed its previous best haul of 50-40-74 (gold-silver-bronze) when it hosted SEA Games in 1993. Singapore has also posted 25 Games records, 29 new national marks, and 74 personal bests.

The sports venues were really impressive and the flows of the games were smooth and were very controlled by the organizers. 

Although, some games were delayed because of the unruly weather, the games were rescheduled and smoothly finished.

This is to justify that Singapore was very ready in hosting the 28th SEA Games. 

Aside from the venues and organizers, the social media and broadcasting of SEA Games events in the region became the main means to capture more audience and be involved in the games.

Truly, this is one great SEA Games and it is really great to celebrate the extraordinary.

Closing Ceremony - Malaysia's Khairy Jamaluddin waves the SEA Games Federation flag during the handover

Photo by SINGSOC

What went wrong to Filipino divers?

Filipino divers John Fabriga and John Pahoyo made a very unfortunate routine dive at the recently concluded biennial meet. The divers scored zeros in the men's 3-meter springboard competition last June 10 and the video of their dive gone viral this past week.

In 2017, Malaysia who swept all the gold medals in diving at the SEA Games 2015 will host the next edition of Southeast Asian Games. Diving is an Olympic sport which is under the umbrella of Aquatics and has always been included in SEA Games sporting events.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Day 2 - 28th SEA Games 2015 - Update

Men's Triathlon 

Athletics - Women's Marathon

Athletics - Men's Marathon