Friday, October 30, 2015

Ammar confirmed for ASG

Middle-distance running athlete Muhd Ammar Safwan Hj Zaidin has been confirmed as one of the five athletes to represent Brunei at next month’s ASEAN School Games (ASG) from Nov 21-29.Courtesy of Raup Tasim

THE head coach of the Sports School’s athletics department, Raup Tasim, has confirmed national middle-distance running athlete Muhd Ammar Safwan Hj Zaidin as one of his five athletes to represent Brunei in the 7th edition of the ASEAN School Games (ASG) from Nov 21-29.

Brunei will host the event for the first time next month and a total of seven sports will be contested; athletics, badminton, golf, netball, pencak silat, sepak takraw and swimming.

Ammar represented Brunei at the Thailand Sports School Games in August and won silver in the 800m event with a time of 2:02:00.

He also competed in the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) in Samoa in September, where he clocked 52.06s in the 400m event.

At the Brunei Open in Tutong two weekends ago, he broke his personal best in the 400m and won gold with a time of 51.07s.

Praising Ammar for being able to juggle both his studies and training sessions, Raup hopes that the 16-year-old will improve his times in the 400m and 800m events in the ASG tournament.

“Ammar is currently doing his GCE ‘O’ Levels examinations and he hasn’t been in training since the exams started,” Raup told The Brunei Times on Wednesday.

“I commend him for being able to balance academics and sports, and I hope he can do well in the GCEs.

“I am not expecting high accolades because ASG is the school version of the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games).

“There will be tough young athletes from all over the region who will be competing in the tournament, but I hope Ammar can rise above it.

“My plan is for Ammar to compete in the next edition of the ASG and to win a medal then, but for now, we shall see how well he does this year.

“I know he has trained hard and he is very committed during training sessions.

“At the end of the day, my main target for my athletes for this year’s ASG is that they are exposed to competition on an international level.

“These youngsters then can prepare themselves better mentally and physically in the upcoming tournaments,” he concluded.

Among the aims of the ASG are to foster greater collaboration among school students in ASEAN member countries and spur social progress, the spirit of partnership and equality in the region through cooperation in the field of sport, stated a previous report in The Brunei Times.

It also aims at providing opportunities for school athletes to interact and engage in cultural exchanges within ASEAN.

The first edition of the event was held in Thailand in 2009.

Last year’s sixth edition in Marikina City, Philippines saw the sultanate win two silver and two bronze medals.

The nation’s best achievement in the annual games was in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2013, when Brunei collected two silver and eight bronze medals.

During the chef de missions meeting on Aug 25, the Permanent Secretary of Core Education at the Ministry of Education, Dr Hj Junaidi Hj Abdul Rahman, ensured the delegates that Brunei is working hard to make sure that all the athletes will have the best possible time in pursuing sporting glory.

“As hosts, we hope to deliver a spectacular event with high spirit and enthusiasm,” he said.

“So apart for it being a highly competitive sporting event for our youngsters, it is our hope that the 7th ASG would also be remembered as a platform to realise our motto - One Vision, One Identity, One Community,” he added during the meeting.

Source: The Brunei Times /

Thursday, October 29, 2015

BMX championships draw Olympic hopefuls to Myanmar

The 10th Asian Continental BMX Championships will be held in Nay Pyi Taw on October 31, the first time the annual international cycling event has come to Myanmar.

Thailand’s Amanda Carr is ranked 13th in the world among Elite Women BMX racers. Photo: Facebook
The racing will take place on the 2013 SEA Games BMX track at Mount Pleasant, and medals will be awarded in four categories: Junior Women, Junior Men, Elite Women and Elite Men.

According to the Myanmar Cycling Federation, 56 athletes and 20 coaches from 10 countries have registered for the championships, with teams flying in from China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Timor-Leste.

Myanmar will be represented by eight riders – six men and two women – who have been training under Indonesian coach Amir Mahmud since the beginning of the year, but who are untested in international competition.

At last year’s championships held in Indonesia, Japan swept the Elite Men’s medal table. All three riders – defending champion Yoshitaku Nagasako, silver medalist Kohei Yoshii and bronze medalist Jukia Yoshimura – are on the Japanese roster for Nay Pyi Taw.

But the star attraction will be Thai-American racer Amanda Carr, 25, who last year claimed victory for Thailand in the Elite Women category not only at the Asian Continental BMX Championships but also at the 17th Asian Games in South Korea.

Currently ranked 13th in the world among Elite Women BMX racers, Carr’s fame extends far beyond Asia.
Born in the United States to an American father and a Thai mother, Carr started racing BMX at the age of five. As an amateur she won the 2005 World Championships in the 15-year-old girls category, and repeated the feat the following year among the 16-year-olds.

In 2008 Carr was invited to join the US women’s BMX Olympic development squad in Chula Vista, California, but after four years of training she missed the cut for the 2012 Olympic team. In 2013 Carr changed residency to her mother’s home country with the aim of representing Thailand in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Another rider to watch is 17-year-old Filipino-American rider Sienna Fines, currently 36th in the Junior Women world rankings and aiming to represent the Philippines in the Rio Olympics.

The racing in Nay Pyi Taw is scheduled to take place on October 31 from 8am to 3pm, followed by the awards ceremony at 4pm.

Source: Myanmar Times /

Brunei to host ASEAN Senior Golf C’ship 2016

BRUNEI have been selected to host the 33rd ASEAN Senior Amateur Golf Championship 2016 following the Confederation of ASEAN Senior Golf Association’s (CASGA) Annual Meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand yesterday.

A press release sent by the Brunei Darussalam Association of Senior Golfers (BDASG) stated the meeting at the Alpine Golf Resort was chaired by Chadej Musigavong the new CASGA president.

The meeting also saw Dr Agoes Salim re-elected as the as CASGA Secretary General for another four years term.

The 32nd ASEAN Senior Amateur Golf Championships also teed off yesterday at the Chiang Mai Highland Golf and Spa Resort with 130 golfers from ASEAN countries taking part and another 126 players playing their practice round at the Alpine Golf Resort.

Thirty-two BDASG golfers are currently in Chiang Mai for the Oct 27-29 tournament. Led by YDM Major General (Rtd) Pehin Dato Hj Mohd Jaafar Hj Abd Aziz, the team are competing for six championship trophies.

Source: The Brunei Times /

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

MAF hire two top athletics coaches for KL SEA Games

Malaysian triple jumper Muhammad Hakimi Ismail won gold at the Singapore SEA Games in June in new record distance. - The STAR Filepic
KUALA LUMPUR: Help is on the way for Malaysian athletes preparing for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.

The Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) have hired two top coaches, one each from Jamaica and Kenya. They’re expected to be here by the end of this year.

Leo Almando Brown of Jamaica is an experienced sprint and hurdles coach. He has trained top class athletes in Jamaica and also coached in the Caribbean Islands, Canada, Mexico, North America and European countries.

Kenya’s Samuel Kipsang Rono comes with good credentials. He is a middle and long distance running coach, who has been training the Kenyan national athletes since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Games.

The MAF had to look for top-class coaches following the athletics squad’s miserable outing at the Singapore SEA Games in June.

Forty-six gold medals were up for grabs in track and field events in Singapore, but Malaysia only returned with three golds, two silvers and nine bronzes.

All three golds came in the men’s field events – high jump (Nauraj Singh Randhawa, pic above), discus (Mohd Irfan Shamsuddin) and triple jump (Muhammad Hakimi Ismail - in new Games record).

It was Malaysia’s worst-ever performance in the history of the Games.

“We used to dominate the middle and long distance events in the SEA Games, but today we’re struggling to even get on the podium,” said MAF president Datuk Karim Ibrahim.

“The Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, has said that athletics is the core sports and he wants the track and field athletes to deliver at the 2017 Games. I have signed the “aku janji” (I pledged) with the Minister.”

Karim added they have identified 57 athletes – 24 men and 23 women – for the KL SEA Games programme.

Source: The Star /

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

29th SEA Games - Kuala Lumpur 2017 Dates Announced

KUALA LUMPUR — The 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games closing ceremony would be on Aug 31 in conjunction with the nation’s 60th Independence Day.

Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Tunku Imran Tunku Ja’afar said the executive board meeting yesterday had finalised the new dates for the Games, which would be from Aug 19-31.

“We wanted Sept 16-30 but those days have been taken by the Asian Indoors and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan,” said Tunku Imran.

“Furthermore Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin requested the closing ceremony to coincide with Merdeka and the new dates are perfect.”

As of now, there would only be 39 sports in the Games programme — athletics, aquatics, weightlifting, badminton, cycling, bodybuilding, netball, basketball, billiards and snooker, football, volleyball, equestrian, gymnastics, golf, ice hockey, hockey, karate, cricket, fencing, lawn bowls, ice skating, archery, shooting, sailing, pencak silat, petanque, table tennis, polo, rugby, sepaktakraw, water-skiing, squash, taekwondo, tennis, bowling, boxing, triathlon, wushu and judo.

“Our target is to top the medal tally so we chose sports we are good at,” he said.

Tunku Imran had earlier said he was confident Malaysia could win more than the 111 gold medals earned at the 2001 Kuala Lumpur Games.

Besides the 111 golds, Malaysia also won 75 silvers and 85 bronze medals the last time they hosted the biennial Games.


2016 Asian Beach Games: Not just about sports

Da Nang, a coastal city in central Vietnam, recently launched a countdown clock for the 5th Asian Beach Games (ABG-5), scheduled to be hosted by the city in nearly one year’s time. The event will offer an ideal opportunity to promote Vietnam, particularly its sea tourism, to international friends.

Da Nang, 2016 Asian Beach Games, sea tourism, My Khe Beach
The ABG-5 will be a good opportunity to promote Vietnam, especially its sea tourism to international friends.

The ABG is one of the largest multi-sport events regulated by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). It has been held every two years for athletes representing countries from Asia since it debuted in Bali, Indonesia seven years ago. After four rounds of the Games, Vietnam has shown clear improvements in terms of both the quality of participating athletes and overall achievements. Most recently in Thailand, Vietnam ended up in fifth place on aggregate, winning a total of eight gold, 12 silver and 20 bronze medals.

Vietnam holds the upper-hand as the host the ABG-5 next year. Despite the presence of several new sports in the competition programme, Deputy Director of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training Tran Duc Phan still voiced his solid belief in Vietnamese athletes’ possibility of winning gold medals at the Games.

“We should be able to seize gold in about 11 to 12 of the 14 events. Preparations for the ABG-5 mission have already begun. Some teams have even been training for months,” Phan said. “The Vietnam sports delegation will strive to make the top four at next year’s Games. With ongoing preparations and an existing staff of athletes, I believe this goal is quite feasible,” he added.

Why has Da Nang been chosen as the host city of the ABG-5? Almost anyone that has ever been to this peaceful and hospitable city can answer the question themselves.

The ABG debuted in line with the OCA’s initiative aiming to promote sea tourism and develop sea sports. The Games has been highly appreciated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not only as a playing ground for sea sports, but also as a harmonious combination between sports and tourism.

Da Nang, 2016 Asian Beach Games, sea tourism, My Khe Beach

An estimated 10,000 people are expected to gather in Da Nang for the ABG-5, including over 3,100 athletes and 1,500 trainers from 45 countries across Asia; 550 international referees, supervisors and technical officials; 900 domestic referees; 2,200 local volunteers, and approximately 600 reporters from both at home and abroad. Apart from the 2009 Asian Indoor Games, the ABG-5 will be also one of the largest sporting events to be hosted by Vietnam.

Not all people are aware that Da Nang is considered one of Vietnam’s best cities; however, it should become clear as soon as their feet land on the beautiful beaches running along the Son Tra peninsula. Da Nang is also widely known as a hospitable host of the annual international fireworks competition on the Han River.

Da Nang citizens are not only friendly and welcoming but also enthusiastic, which can be seen on every street corner, making the city suitable for the mission of representing Vietnam to welcome international friends to the ABG-5.

Recently, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Le Khanh Hai, along with members of the ABG-5 organising committee, inspected the scheduled competition venues including Bien Dong (East Sea) Park, My Khe Beach, the Pham Van Dong-Vo Nguyen Giap intersection and the Son Thuy bathing area, with conditions in line with international standards. All infrastructure measures relating to the Games’ technical and expertise requirements have been implemented with the coordination of the city.

The ABG is not only a sporting event, but it is also a bridge connecting nations. With Da Nang in particular and Vietnam as a whole, the ABG offers an ideal opportunity to advertise Vietnam as an attractive and friendly destination.

OCA Director General, Mr. Husain Al Musallam complimented Vietnam on its long and beautiful coastlines with luxurious hotels and resorts, along with a temperate climate and delicious food. He also spoke highly of the country’s previous experience in hosting many large sporting events on both the regional and continental scale.

Those appreciations reflect a belief, an expectation and also a requirement. The first time always poses numerous difficulties; however, with the countdown clock officially launched, Da Nang has pledged its utmost efforts for the success of the ABG-5.
The 5th Asian Beach Games is scheduled to be held in Da Nang city from September 24 to October 3, 2016. As many as 165 sets of medals will be up for grabs in 22 events: swimming, water polo, Kabaddi, men’s football, volleyball, handball, basketball, woodball, sepak takraw, wrestling, Sambo, Jujitsu, Kurash, Pencak silat, Vovinam, Muay Thai, Vietnam martial arts, shuttlecock, petanque, bodybuilding, athletics and rowing.

Source: VietNamNet Bridge –

Saturday, October 17, 2015

2015 FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Venue: BritAma Arena, Jakarta

Date: 29th October - 7th November 2015

Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and host Indonesia are the participating teams from SEA region.


Group A
29th October: Japan 84-49 Kuwait
29th October: Malaysia 69-53 Hong Kong
30th October: Kuwait 59-71 Hong Kong
30th October: Japan 77-39 Malaysia
31st October: Hong Kong 51-86 Japan
31st October: Malaysia 66-81 Kuwait
Group B

29th October: Chinese Taipei 145-31 Bangladesh
29th October: Lebanon 83-55 Indonesia
30th October: Chinese Taipei 94-86 Lebanon
30th October: Indonesia 90-29 Bangladesh
31st October: Bangladesh 0-20 Lebanon
31st October: Indonesia 56-79 Chinese Taipei
Group C

29th October: Philippines 98-58 Bahrain
30th October: Thailand 70-51 Philippines
31st October:  Bahrain 58-65 Thailand
Group D 

29th October: China 116-57 India
29th October: Iraq 74-92 South Korea
30th October: China 67-56 Iraq
30th October: South Korea 104-85 India
31st October: South Korea 65-91 China
31st October: India 69-90 Iraq


Group E

1st November: Kuwait 79-81 Lebanon
1st November: Japan 80-39 Indonesia
1st November: Malaysia 59-90 Chinese Taipei
2nd November: Chinese Taipei 80-67 Kuwait
2nd November: Lebanon 84-70 Japan
2nd November: Indonesia 81-71 Malaysia 
3rd November: Indonesia 63-79 Kuwait
3rd November: Malaysia 79-83 Lebanon
3rd November: Japan 75-83 Chinese Taipei
Group F

1st November: Philippines 78-69 Iraq
1st November: South Korea 76-52 Thailand
1st November: China 85-43 Bahrain
2nd November: Bahrain 44-64 Iraq
2nd November: Philippines 74-77 South Korea
2nd November: China 91-28 Thailand
3rd November: Thailand 52-49 Iraq
3rd November: South Korea 90-69 Bahrain
3rd November: China 72-78 Philippines

13th - 15th Places
1st November: Hong Kong 77-65 Bangladesh
1st November:  India 20-0 N. Korea
14th - 15th Places
2nd November: N. Korea 0-20 Bangladesh
13th - 14th Places
2nd November: India 80-70 Hong Kong

9th - 12th Places
5th November: Bahrain 81-82 Indonesia
5th November: Iraq 75-49 Malaysia
11th - 12th Places
6th November: Bahrain 84-87 Malaysia
9th - 10th Places
6th November: Indonesia 56-71 Iraq

Knock-Out Quarter Finals

5th November - QF1: Chinese Taipei 88 - 39 Thailand
5th November - QF2: Philippines 66 - 73 Japan
5th November - QF3: Lebanon 79 - 105 South Korea
5th November - QF4: China 103 - 42 Kuwait

6th November: Chinese Taipei 60 - 57 Japan
6th November: South Korea 90 - 84 China

4th - 8th Places
6th November: Thailand 46 - 81 Philippines
6th November: Lebanon 79 - 56 Kuwait

7th - 8th Places: Thailand  69 - 49 Kuwait
4th - 5th Places: Philippines 89 - 74 Lebanon

Bronze Medal Match (3rd-4th Places)
7th November: Japan 58 -80 China

Gold Medal Match (1st-2nd Places)
7th November: Chinese Taipei 69 - 78 South Korea

  • 1st - South Korea
  • 2nd - Chinese Taipei
  • 3rd - China
  • 4th - Japan
  • 13th - India
  • 14th - Hong Kong
  • 15th - Bangladesh
  • 16th -North Korea**
  • 5th - Philippines
  • 6th - Lebanon
  • 7th - Thailand
  • 8th - Kuwait
  • 9th - Iraq
  • 10th - Indonesia
  • 11th - Malaysia
  • 12th - Bahrain

** Withdrew

Photos of Southeast Asian Teams

Team Malaysia (Photo: MABA)
Team Philippines (Photo: Smart Gilas Basketball)
Team Indonesia (PERBASI)

Southeast Asian Players (via

SEA region mourns loss of FINA diving official

Edwin Chong

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 12, 2015: The Olympic Council of Malaysia is very sad to report the passing of leading diving official Edwin Chong, who died peacefully on October 10. He was 65. Edwin Chong was a member of the OCM Executive Council since 1997. He was elected to the OCM Executive Board for the term 2013-2015 as Assistant Secretary General.

His last assignment with the OCM was in 2014 when he was appointed team manager of the diving team to the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, where Malaysia won an historical first gold medal in men’s diving.

He contributed a lot towards the development of diving in Malaysia and South East Asia since 1998 and was responsible for many FINA events being held in the SEA region. He was appointed Technical Delegate for the SEA Games diving competition on many occasions and was also a qualified/accredited FINA diving referee, officiating at the Olympic Games, Asian Games and numerous World Championships.

“The late Edwin Chong is an outstanding example of a sports leader who served the sport from grassroots right up to the world level,” OCM said in a statement, referring to his involvement at club, state, national, regional, continental and global levels with FINA. He had served as Honorary Secretary of the Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia for 18 years since 1997 and resigned due to health reasons at the AGM on May 2.

“The demise of Edwin Chong is a great loss to the country and leaves a big void in the Olympic Movement of Malaysia,” added the OCM. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

SEA Nations at the 6th World Military Games

Location: Mungyeong, South Korea

Date: 2nd - 11th October 2015

Only three Southeast Asian nations participated at the 6th (CISM) Military World Games. These were Indonesia with 42 athletes, Thailand with 20 athletes and Vietnam with  34 athletes.

With 102 participating countries competing in 24 sports, Russia topped the medal tally board with 59 gold medals, followed by Brazil with 34 golds and China in 3rd position with 32 gold medals. Host South Korea placed 4th with 19 gold medals.

And here are the lists of successful athletes from Southeast Asian. 

Indonesia competed in Athletics (8), Judo (6), Orienteering (6), Parachuting (10), Sailing (4) and Shooting (8). Indonesia ended up in 44th place with 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.
Thailand competed in Boxing (3), Golf (4), Shooting (10) and in Taekwondo (3). Thailand ended up in 44th place with 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.
Vietnam competed in Boxing (7), Judo (2), Shooting (6), Swimming (1), Taekwondo (6) and Volleyball (12).  Vietnam ended up in 31st place with 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

2016 AFC U19 Championships Seedings

The Asian Football Confederation has announced the seeds for the draw of the 2016 AFC U19 Championships finals in Bahrain next year.

Group 1: Bahrain, Qatar, DPR Korea and Uzbekistan
Group 2: Japan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and China
Group 3: Australia, Yemen, Republic of Korea and Iraq 
Group 4: Vietnam, Iran, Tajikistan and Saudi Arabia


The journey begins for 2017 SEA Games athletes

Ab Jalil (right) with National Sports Council (NSC) acting director of athletes department Jefri Ngadirin reading the Kita Juara pamphlet at NSC on Thursday. - Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR: More than 842 athletes have started training for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.

The athletes – 577 full-timers and 265 part-timers – come under the National Sports Council’s “Kita Juara” programme.

NSC deputy director-general Datuk Ab Jalil Abdullah said the programme will have three phases.

“The target, as the name suggests, is to be champions at the 2017 SEA Games. The first phase now (September, 2015 to September, 2016) involves the identification of the athletes and the hiring of coaches to oversee the respective programmes.

“Under the second phase (October, 2016 to March, 2017), we will trim the number of athletes as we want the best for the Games.

“This batch of athletes will then attend the last phase of training from April 2017 till the start of the Games in August,” added Jalil.

He said the 842 athletes came from the 37 sports to be contested at the Games.

“But the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) have since informed us that they’ve included two more sports – judo and canoeing – for the Games. So there will now be an increase in the number of athletes.

“There will be a total of 177 officials involved in the programme. Eleven are technical directors, 59 foreign coaches, 80 local coaches, 14 part-time coaches and 13 support staff.

“The athletes will also be sent for foreign stints as well as compete in local competitions. They will also attend seminars, talks, motivational camps and social activities. This will be done in stages,” added Jalil.

The 39 sports under the programme are athletics, aquatics, weightlifting, badminton, cycling, bodybuilding, netball, basketball, billiards and snooker, football, volleyball, equestrian, gymnastics, golf, ice hockey, field hockey, karate, cricket, fencing, lawn bowls, ice skating, archery, shooting, sailing, pencak silat, petanque, table tennis, polo, rugby, sepaktakraw, water-skiing, squash, taekwondo, tennis, bowling, boxing, triathlon, wushu and judo.

Source: The Star /

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Badminton Asia U17 & U15 Junior Championships 2015

Location: Kudus, Indonesia

Venue: Stadium Gor Djarum Jati

Date: 7th - 11th October


Boy's Singles U15
1st - Kodai Naraoka (Japan)
2nd - Kunlavut Vitidsarn (Thailand)
3rd - Takuma Kawamoto (Japan)
3rd - Muhammad Yusuf Maulana (Indonesia)

Boy's Doubles U15
1st - Setthanan Piyawatcharavijit & Kunlavut Vitidsarn (Thailand)
2nd - Dwiki Rafian Restu & Bernadus Bagas Kusuma Wardana (Indonesia)
3rd - Leo Rolly Carnando & Alan Darmasaputra Kristanto (Indonesia)
3rd - Bing Kun Loo & Jhy Dar Ooi (Malaysia)

Girls Singles U15
1st - Pattarasuda Chaiwan (Thailand)
2nd - Aldira Rizki Putri (Indonesia)
3rd - Silvia Ratih (Indonesia)
3rd - Yasnita Enggira Setiawan (Indonesia)

Girl's Doubles U15
1st - Metya Inayah Cindiani & Indah Cahya Sari Jamil (Indonesia)
2nd - Putri Larasati & Melanni Mamahit (Indonesia)
3rd - Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka & Gayatri Gopichand Pullela (India)
3rd - Min Jeong & Eun Ji Lee (South Korea)

Mixed Doubles U15
1st - Kunlavut Vitidsarn & Pattarasuda Chaiwan (Thailand)
2nd - Setthanan Piyawatcharavijit & Benyapa Aimsaard (Thailand)
3rd - Bernadus Bagas Kusuma Wardana & Indah Cahya Sari Jamil (Indonesia)
3rd - Sheng Po Yu & Yu Ying Hsieh (Chinese Taipei)


Boy's Singles U17
1st - Chi Ting Chen (Chinese Taipei)
2nd - Bagas Kristianto Nugroho (Indonesia)
3rd - Chia Hao Lee (Chinese Taipei)
3rd - Lakshya Sen (India)

Boy's Doubles U17
1st - Krishna Prasad Garaga & Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (India)
2nd - Jun Hau Leong & Fong Hau Sim (Malaysia)
3rd - Chen Lu & Li Wei Su (Chinese Taipei)
3rd - Hafifiz Nur Adila & Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto (Indonesia)

Girl's Singles U17
1st - Jia Min Yeo (Singapore)
2nd - Sri Fatmawati Fatmawati (Indonesia)
3rd - Hirari Mizui (Japan)
3rd - Wulan Cahya Utami Sukoputri (Indonesia)

Girls' Doubles U17
1st - Jia Ying Crystal Wong & Jia Min Yeo (Singapore)
2nd - Natsu Saito & Rumi Yoshida (Japan)
3rd - Yu Rim Lee & Ga Eun Park (South Korea)
3rd - Beverly Gabriela & Tsavanne Mertosono (Indonesia)

Mixed Doubles U17
1st - Pachaarapol Nipornram & Natthakorn Jaiareree (Thailand)
2nd - Alfandy Rizki Kasturo & Phita Haningtyas Mentari (Indonesia)
3rd - Li Wei Su & Yu Hsuan Chang (Chinese Taipei)
3rd - Renaldi Samosir & Hediana Marbela (Indonesia)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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Sabah And Sarawak May Not Feature In 2017 SEA Games -- Zolkples

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 -- Sabah and Sarawak may not be chosen as venue for sporting events during 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.

Chief executive officer of 2017 SEA Games, Datuk Seri Zolkples Embong said host Kuala Lumpur must consider the cost to be borne by each contingent if the two states were to be involved.

"We may not involve Sabah and Sarawak as the SEA Games Federation does not encourage too many venues as it will be difficult for officials to make visits and to hold meetings.

"Besides the high cost, there is the logistical problem," he told reporters after a 2017 SEA Games meeting at Wisma Majlis Olimpik Malaysia (OCM) here, today.

Also present at the meeting were Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Tan Sri Tunku Imran Tuanku Jaafar and representatives of 39 sports associations.

Bukit Jalil Sports Complex will be the main cluster supported by Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Putra World Trade Centre, Tennis Complex (Jalan Duta) Taman Equestrian (Putrajaya) and Kuala Lumpur Velodrome (Cheras).

"Sailing will be held outside Klang Valley as it requires the sea while the other sports will be held in the Klang Valley,"

Zolkples said only 38 sporting events will be contested at 2017 SEA Games.

"The SEA Games Federation requires the organiser to contest at least 24 sporting events including two compulsory sports, athletics and aquatic.

A total of 39 associations called today need to prepare paperwork on the cost of each sport, venue to be involved and the medal prospect.

The sports associations will make presentations on Nov 2 before the final list of the Malaysian contingent is announced in February next year.

Boxing: 2016 Olympic Qualifying Tournament

2015 FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Venue: Nations Towers, Corniche Road

Date: 15th-16th October 2015

Only Philippines from Southeast Asia reached the Finals of FIBA 3X3 World Tour. Team Philippines (Manila North) is in Group D with Doha (Qatar) and Kranj (Slovenia) teams.

Team Manila North is composed of Calvin Abueva, Karl Dehesa, Vic Manuel and Troy Rosario.

Here are complete casts of FIBA 3X3 World Tour Finals

Here are the schedules and Results of team Philippines.

Group Stage - Preliminary
15 Oct 2015: Manila North (Philippines) 17-21 Kranj (Slovenia)
15 Oct 2015: Manila North (Philippines) 16-14 Doha (Qatar)
16 Oct 2015: Manila North (Philippines) 13-21 Doha (Qatar)
  • Team Manila North (Philippines) ended in 6th place overall among 12 teams.

Philippine Athletes (via


Boxing: Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

27th SEA Games Medal Tally adjusted

Caption: Y.A.M. Tunku Tan Sri Imran Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar, President of OCM (center) presenting the Bronze Medal of Bodybuilding Men's 80kg of 27th SEA Games Myanmar 2013 to Mr. Buda Anchah (left). Looking on was Dato' Low Beng Choo, Secretary General of OCM.

Further to a positive doping case found in Bodybuilding Men's 80kg of the 27th SEA Games Myanmar 2013, the Myanmar SEA Games Organizing Committee had adjusted the Official Result as follows:

Old Result:
Gold: Min Zaw Oo (MYA)
Silver: Khuntal Phuangphet (THA)
Broze: Komara Dhita Jana (INA)

New Result:
Gold: Khuntal Phuangphet (THA)
Silver: Komara Dhita Jana (INA)
Bronze: Buda Anchah (MAS)

With the above adjustment, the official medal tally for the Malaysian Contingent to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar 2013 are as follows:
Gold: 43
Silver: 38
Bronze: 79
Total: 160 medals

Source: OCM

Monday, October 5, 2015

SCG Thailand Open 2015 (Badminton)

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Venue: Thunder Done, Muangthong Thani

Date: 29th September - 4th October 2015


Men's Singles
1st - Hyun Il LEE (South Korea)
2nd - Ihsan Maulana MUSTOFA (Indonesia)
3rd - Hyeok Jin JEON (South Korea)
3rd - Dionysius Hayom RUMBAKA (Indonesia)

Men's Doubles
1st - Wahyu Nayaka ARYA PANKARYANIRA & Ade YUSUF (Indonesia)
2nd - Kien Keat KOO & Boon Heong TAN (Malaysia)
3rd - Gideon Markus FERNALDI & Kevin Sanjaya SUKAMULJO (Indonesia)
3rd - Angga PRATAMA & Ricky Karanda SUWARDI (Indonesia)

Women's Singles
1st - Ji Hyun SUNG (South Korea)
2nd - Xiaoyu LIANG (Singapore)
3rd - Ratchanok INTANON (Thailand)
3rd - Yu SUN (China)

Women's Doubles
1st - Dongping HUANG & Yinhui LI (China)
2nd - Ye Na CHANG & So Hee LEE (South Korea)
3rd - Qingchen CHEN & Yifan JIA (China)
3rd - Ah Ra GO & Hae Won YOO (South Korea)

Mixed Doubles
1st - Solgyu CHOI & Hye Won EOM (South Korea)
2nd - Praveen JORDAN & Debby SUSANTO (Indonesia)
3rd - Sung Hyun KO & Ha Na KIM (South Korea)
3rd - Kaixiang HUANG & Dongping HUANG (China)

AFF Futsal Championship 2015

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Venue: Bangkok Futsal Arena

Date: 8th - 16th October 2016


Group A

October 8: Timor Leste 6-3 Singapore
October 8: Brunei 1-9 Malaysia
October 9: Timor Leste 6-5 Brunei
October 9: Singapore 0-8 Thailand
October 10:  Singapore 1-2 Brunei
October 10: Thailand 6-1 Malaysia
October 11: Malaysia 7-2 Timor Leste
October 11: Brunei 2-12 Thailand
October 12: Singapore 0-5 Malaysia
October 12: Thailand 16-2 Timor Leste

Group B

October 8: Laos 1-13 Vietnam
October 8: Philippines 0-13 Myanmar
October 9:  Myanmar 1-3 Australia
October 9: Philippines 3-10 Laos
October 10: Australia 13-0 Philippines
October 10: Vietnam 2-1 Myanmar
October 11: Philippines 1-19 Vietnam
October 11: Laos 2-15 Australia
October 12: Myanmar 12-4 Laos
October 12: Australia 6-5 Vietnam

October 14 - SF1: Thailand 6-0 Vietnam
October 14 - SF2: Australia 6-2 Malaysia


October 16: Bronze Medal Match: Vietnam vs Malaysia

October 16: Gold Medal Match: Thailand vs Australia

AIBA World Boxing Championships - Doha 2015

The 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships is being held in Doha, Qatar from 5th-18th October 2015. Tickets to 2016 Rio Olympics are at stake in this world championships.

Only three countries represent Southeast Asia. These are Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.

Here are the results for our Southeast Asian boxers:

Both Philippines and Thailand took a bronze medal in this championships.

Photos (via AIBA)

Rogen Ladon of Philippines
KWANGU LANGU Cornelis of Indonesia

BUTDEE Chatchai of Thailand
Marcial of Philippines