Thursday, March 30, 2017

10th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup 2017

Photo via official website of the event
The 10th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup took place at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar from March 22-25, 2017. The qualification rounds were held last March 22 and 23 while the finals was held on March 24 and 25 respectively where eight gymnasts qualified for the final in each apparatus.

Bringing glory was le Thanh Tung of Vietnam who captured the gold medal in the men's vault event. His score was 14.733 enough to win this men's individual event. Silver medal went to Armenia's Artur Davtyan while the bronze medal went to Finland's Heikki Saarenketo.

In the the parallel bars event, two Vietnamese gymnasts qualified for the finals. Phuong Thanh Dinh and Phouc Hung Pham settled 5th and 6th in the finals. Their scores were 14.600 and 14.466 respectively in the finals. 

Our Southeast Asian athletes from Indonesia and Vietnam only participated in the men's events.
Below were the name of athletes from Southeast Asia and their corresponding scores in each individual events.  (INA - Indonesia & VIE - Vietnam) 
Men's  Events

Floor (26 Participants)
  • 24th - Samsul Arifin (INA) 10.566
  • 25th - Ferrous Will Yodac (INA) 9.733
  • 26th - le Thanh Tung (VIE) 9.633

Pommel Horse (37 Participants)
  • 9th - Phuong Thanh Dinh (VIE) Reserved for finals 12.766
  • 14th - Muhammad Try Saputra (INA) 12.133
  • 28th- Agung Akbar (INA) 11.033

Rings (24 participants)
  • 9th - Dang Nam (VIE) Reserved for finals 14.333
  • 17th - Muhammad Aprizal (INA) 12.266
  • 24th - Samsul Arifin (INA) 11.000

Vaults (15 Participants)
  • 1st - le Thanh Tung (VIE) Qualified for finals 14.750
  • 10th - Nam Dang (VIE) Reserved for finals 13.983
  • 14th - Agus Prayoko (INA) 13.366

Parallel Bars (27 Participants)
  • 6th - Phuong Thanh Dinh (VIE) Qualified for finals 14.300
  • 7th - Phouc Hung Pham (VIE) Qualified for finals 14.100
  • 16th - Muhammad Try Saputra (INA) 12.866

Horizontal Bars (28 Participants)
  • 28th - Agung Akbar (INA) 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

๐Ÿ‹ Malaysia Strikes Gold Medals in Weightlifting

Photo via ISN Malaysia
Congratulations team Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ at the 
Australian Open International Weightlifting Championships 2017 
Gold - Azroy Wafie (Men's -56kg) 238kg
Gold - Hafifi Mansor (Men's -69kg) 307kg
Gold - Mohamad Fazrul Azrie Mohdad (Men's 77kg) 312kg
Silver - Muhammad Zaidi Nordin (Men's -62kg) 261kg

12th Southeast Asian Youth Athletics Championships

The 12th Southeast Asian Youth Athletics Championships 2017 took place at the Ilagan City Sports Complex in Isabela, Philippines with colorful and youthful opening ceremony. The athletic competition was held from March 27 to March 28.

The competition was participated by young and promising athletes from eight (8) Southeast Asian countries - Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Timor Leste, Thailand, Vietnam and host Philippines. 

Vietnam dominated the two-day competition finishing with 13 golds and 8 silver medals. While host Philippines managed to snatch 1 gold, 9 silver and 15 bronze medals.
(You might also like to read: 11th Southeast Asian Youth Athletics Championships 2016)
Below are the final medal tally and results. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

⚽️ Football Match Results | March 28, 2017

World Cup 2018 Qualifier - AFC Group B

Full Time: Thailand 0 - 4 Japan

Asian Cup 2019 - Round 3 Qualification

Group A | FT: Myanmar 0 - 1 India

Group C | FT: Vietnam 1 - 1 Afghanistan

Group C | FT: Cambodia 0 - 7 Jordan

Group E | FT: Singapore 0 - 0 Bahrain

Group F | FT: Philippines 4 - 1 Nepal

Dubai Cup U23 

Full Time: Thailand 2 - 0 Singapore
Full Time: Malaysia 0 - 4 Jordan

⚽️ #WCQ2018 #JPNvTHA #Football

24 sports in SEA Games to be broadcasted live, Khairy says

PETALING JAYA, March 28 — Sports enthusiasts in the region are be entertained with high quality live coverage during the upcoming Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, as 24 sports out of 38 sports contested at the Games will be broadcasted live.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the number comprised live coverage for more than 60 per cent of the total sporting events from different venues, through televised broadcasting and Internet streaming from Aug 19-31.

“This will be the most live coverage that we will have in the entire history of the Games. So far I am quite happy with the cooperation we are receiving from the regional broadcasters.

“The Malaysian SEA Games Organising Committee (MASOC) want to make sure that we put on the best show for the excitement of spectators in the venue as well as viewers from home through high quality broadcasting,” he told reporters after opening the 2nd host broadcaster meeting here, today.

Fifteen broadcasters from seven Asean countries as well as one international broadcaster, International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS) from Switzerland, attended the meeting.

Khairy, who is also the MASOC chairman said broadcasters had to play a crucial role, in showcasing the exciting moments, human drama, joy of victory and agony of defeat of the athletes during the SEA Games to the public around the globe, especially in Asean.

On the venues preparation, Khairy said the Kuala Lumpur Sports City in Bukit Jalil is 80 per cent completed and scheduled for handover in July, while the Nilai Velodrome is to be opened next month.

Meanwhile, Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) honourary secretary Datuk Low Beng Choo said with the establishment of SEA Games Federation (SEAGF) Broadcasting Committee last week, the main goal was to have the Games reach as many people as possible in the region.

“In line with the SEA Games theme of ‘Rise Together’, we want to make sure the high quality of the broadcast and it goes to as many countries as possible including Timor Leste.

“The schedule for broadcasting had been fixed...It not only covers focus sports for Malaysia but also those for other countries and other less popular and bnews sports such as speed skating,” she said.

The 24 sports selected for live coverage are athletics, aquatics (diving, swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo), football, cycling (track), bowling, billiards and snooker, rugby 7s, weightlifting, table tennis and gymnastics (artistic and rhythmic).

Also selected are ice skating (speed), boxing, muay, carate, taekwondo, pencak silat, wushu, basketball, badminton, netball, sepak takraw, squash, archery and hockey. ­— Bernama


Monday, March 27, 2017

๐Ÿธ CIPUTRA HANOI - YONEX SUNRISE Vietnam International Challenge 2017

The CIPUTRA HANOI - YONEX SUNRISE Vietnam International Challenge 2017 was held in Hanoi, Vietnam from March 21 to March 26.

Six Southeast Asian nations competed in this badminton tournament. These were Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and host Vietnam.

And as expected our SEA athletes captured some titles and some reached the semi-finals.

Pompawee Chochuwong of Thailand captured the women's singles event title after disposing Vietnam's Thi Trang Vu. Chochuwong defeated Vu in two straight sets in the finals, 21-17, 21-16. In the same event, Indonesia's Rusydina Antardayu Riodingin shared third place with Vietnam's Thuy Linh Nguyen after they were eliminated in the semi-finals.

Host Vietnam celebrated as local Tien Minh Nguyen won the men's single title. He defeated Thailand's Khosit Phetpradab in the finals, 21-14 and 21-17.

Only two titles were captured by our SEA athletes and the rest were won by non-Southeast Asian countries.

Thailand's Trawut Potieng and Nanthakarn Yordphaisong reached the finals of the men's doubles event but failed to capture the title. They were defeated by the tandem from India. Sharing third place were the tandems of Hendra Aprida Gunawan and Markis Kido of Indonesia and Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub and Jagdish Singh of Malaysia.

Also reaching the finals were the duo of Joyce Choong and Jing Yi Tee of Malaysia in the women's doubles event. The duo was defeated by Japanese players. Third place were shared by Indonesia's Rahmadhani Hastiyanti and Vania Arianti Sukuco and mixed NOC tandem of Ririn Amelia of Indonesia and Ana Ching Yik Cheong of Malaysia.

And lastly in the mixed doubles, Indonesia's Irfan Fadhilah and Weni Anggraini reached the finals but fell short against the tandem of Chinese duo. Fadhilah and Anggraini only settled as runners up. Also placing in third were fellow Indonesian Andika Ramadiansyah and Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso.

All in all, it was a good performance of our Southeast Asian athletes in this six-day tournament. 


Saturday, March 25, 2017

๐Ÿ€ ASEAN Basketball League | March 25 Result

Congratulations Westports Malaysia Dragons!!!

2017 Asia Archery Cup - Stage 2

The Asia Archery Cup 2017 - Stage 2 was held in Bangkok, Thailand last March 20 to March 25. The event was participated by 244 athletes and 71 officials from 26 countries from Asia and outside Asia like Russia, Iceland and Australia.
The eight (8) countries from Southeast Asia (SEA) that took part in this tourney in the capital city were Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and host Thailand.

Our SEA athletes shines in both men's and women's individual events and were present in all finals of the individual events. Also, they collected couple of medals in the team events.

Leading the SEA region was Thi Dac Loc of Vietnam. She defeated Taipei's Shih-Chia Lin in the final match and won the gold medal. On the other hand, Philippines' Nicole Marie Tagle was defeated by Bangladesh's Shamoli Ray in the bronze medal match of the same event.

However, the Philippines made a podium finish after Amaya Amparo  Cojuangco settled for silver medal in women's individual compound event. She was defeated by Iran's Parisa Baratchi in the gold medal match. 
Malaysia also made an impressive campaign in this competition as Khairul Anuar Mohamad settled for silver medal in men's individual recurve event. The gold medal was won by Chinese Taipei's Yu-Cheng Deng.

Also, in men's individual compound, Malaysia's Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki also settled for silver medal. Iran's Esmaeil Ebadi won in the finals against Mazuki. On the other hand, Malaysia's Khambeswaran Mohanaraja was defeated by Russia's Alexander Dambaev who won the bronze medal in the same event.

In the compound mixed team, Malaysian strikes another silver medal courtesy of Salleh Fatin Nurfatehah Mat and Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki. The gold was won by Chinese Taipei's archers.

The last day of competition was set for the remaining team events. Malaysia as the number one country in Southeast Asia in the sport of archery added a bronze medal in their collection. The bronze medal came from the men's compound team composed of Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki, Khambeswaran Mohanaraja and Zulfadhli Ruslan. They defeated the team from Singapore, 232-227.
Malaysia continued its good performance as it reached the bronze medal match in women's recurve team event. But Vietnam spoiled and snatched the bronze medal from Malaysia as team Vietnam defeated Malaysia in a very close match, 5-4.  

Meanwhile, Myanmar snatched a bronze medal in the women's compound team event. They defeated the team from Iran in the bronze medal match, 225-214. The team was composed of Ngeain Aung, Hla Hal San and Sein Yah Yaw.   
Host Thailand, did not go home empty handed as the men's recurve team captured the gold medal beating Russia, 6-2 in the finals.
Over-all, Team Vietnam tops the Southeast Asian teams with one gold and one bronze medals. Vietnam finished their campaign 4th over-all. Thailand finished 5th over-all with a gold medal. Malaysia in 6th place with 3 silver and 1 bronze medals. Philippines ranked 10th with a silver medal and Myanmar with a lone bronze medal placed 11th. Indonesia, Singapore and Laos did not make it in the medal board. Chinese Taipei tops the tally with 5 gold medals.
Below were the members of our Southeast Asian teams 

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Team Indonesia: (Women) Triya Resky Andriyani, Ika Rochmawati, Rona Siska Sari, Dellie Threesyadinda, Titik Wardani (Men) Muhammad Hanif Wijaya,  Riau Ega Agatha, Hendra Purnama, Sapriatno           

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Team Laos: (Men) Daliya Saidara

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Team Malaysia: (Women) Nur Afisa Abdul Halil, Min Shan Ang, Saritha Cham Nong, Nur Aliya Ghapar, Nor Rizah Ishak, Shin Hui Loke, Salleh Fatin Nurfatehah  Mat and Nurul Syazhera Mohd Asmi
(Men) Muhammad Ikram Joni, Haziq Kamaruddin, Kin Lip Lee, Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki, Khairul Anuar Mohamad, Khambeswaran Mohanaraja, Muhammad Akmal Nor Hasrin and Zulfadhli Ruslan

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Team Myanmar: (Women) Ngeain Aung,  San Yu  Htwe, Hla Hal San, Zar Khyi Win and Sein Yah Yaw
(Men) Min Swe Ye, Tin Phyo Aung, Naung Kyar, Htike Lin Oo, Htet Kyaw Hein, Thu Nyein Si and Myat Zaw Tun

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Team Philippines: Pia Elizabeth Angela Bidaure, Jennifer Dy Chan, Amaya Amparo  Cojuangco, Rachelle Anne de la Cruz, Kareel Meer Hongitan, Andrea Roles, Nicole Marie Tagle and Mary Queen Ybanez. (Men) Joseph Bhernie Bague, Niron Brylle Concepcion, Paul Marton de la Cruz, Syd Nerickzon C. Franginal, Florante F. Matan, Luis Gabriel Moreno, Allen Drei Raquipo and Luis Antonio Soriano

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Team Singapore: (Women) Nur Syahidah Alim, Christina Gunawan, Madeleine Ong Xue Li and Luan Eng Jocelyn Low. (Men) PANG Toh Jin Pang, Kee Hui Keith Teo, Han Teng Ang, Hong Hui Goh, Wei Jun Lam and Alan Lee

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Team Thailand: (Women) Suvaporn Anutaraporn, Sukanya Buayen, Nitiphum Chatachot, Sunee Detchokul, Nareumon Junsook, Wasana Khuthawisap, Kanyavee Maneesombatkul, Ruthaiporn Pattanodome and Waraporn Phutdee. (Men) Khwanchai Phohiran, Natthapoom Phusawat, Chanchai Pratheepwatanawong, Itsarin Thai-uea, Witthaya Thamwong, Denchai Thepna and Dhansarit Itsarangkun na Ayutthaya 

๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Team Vietnam: Huyen Le Ngoc, Thi Thu Hien Le, Thi Dao Loc, Kim Anh Nguyen, Thi Hai Nguyen, Nhat Le Nguyen Thi, Thi Phuong Nguyen and Thi Thanh Thao Nguyen. (Men) Tien Cuong Nguyen, Van Day Nguyen, Van Duy Nguyen,  Phi Hung Thach, Duc Anh Chu, Loc Hoang Van, Xuan Duc Mai and HOANG Phi Vu  Nguyen Hoang

Friday, March 24, 2017

⛹ 2017 SEABA (Men) Championship Schedules

Below are the schedules of matches for the upcoming 2017 SEABA (Men) Championship to be held in Manila, Philippines. The winner of this tournament will be given a ticket to compete at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup to be held in Lebanon on August. Only one playoff berth was allocated for Southeast Asian zone. 

Seven (7) nations will be battling each other in a week-long tournament. Aside from the host Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam and favorite to win Thailand will come to test their might in hooping.   

May 12 | 1500hr | Indonesia vs Singapore
May 12 | 1700hr | Thailand vs Malaysia
May 12 | 1900hr | Myanmar vs Philippines

May 13 | 1500hr | Vietnam vs Thailand
May 13 | 1700hr | Indonesia vs Malaysia
May 13 | 1900hr | Philippines vs Singapore

May 14 | 1500hr | Thailand vs Indonesia
May 14 | 1700hr | Vietnam vs Myanmar
May 14 | 1900hr | Philippines vs Malaysia

May 15 | 1500hr | Thailand vs Myanmar
May 15 | 1700hr | Singapore vs Malaysia
May 15 | 1900hr | Indonesia vs Vietnam

May 16 | 1500hr | Myanmar vs Singapore
May 16 | 1700hr | Malaysia vs Vietnam
May 16 | 1900hr | Philippines vs Thailand

May 17 | 1500hr | Myanmar vs Indonesia
May 17 | 1700hr | Singapore vs Thailand
May 17 | 1900hr | Vietnam vs Philippines

May 18 | 1500hr | Malaysia vs Myanmar
May 18 | 1700hr | Vietnam vs Singapore
May 18 | 1900hr | Philippines vs Indonesia

Thursday, March 23, 2017

๐Ÿ’ 2017 IIHF Men's Challenge Cup of Asia (Top Division)

Six nations competed at the 2017 IIHF Men's Challenge Cup of Asia - Top Division.

The event took place at the skating rink of the Central Plaza Grand Rama IX shopping mall (Ice Rink Arena) in Bangkok, Thailand from March 17 to March 23 for Top Division.

Among the Southeast Asian nations that saw action in this tournament were Malaysia, Singapore and host Thailand in Top Division.
Thailand and Singapore battled out for third rank on the last day of competition. It was Thailand that shown an aggressive offense as they blanked Singapore in their final match, 12-0. They got the third place with three wins and two defeats. Singapore placed 4th over-all. On the other hand, Malaysia ended the tournament win less.
United Arab Emirates tops the tourney with a clean record of 5 wins  followed by Mongolia with 4-1 win-loss cards.
Meanwhile, the Philippines will compete in the 2017 IIHF Men's Challenge Cup of Asia - Division I to be held in Kuwait next month.
Below were the results of our SEA teams at the 2017 IIHF Men's Challenge Cup of Asia.
Top Division
  • March 17 | Singapore 0-13 Mongolia
  • March 17 | Malaysia 3-10 United Arab Emirates
  • March 18 | Singapore 0-10 United Arab Emirates
  • March 18 | Thailand 14-1 Malaysia
  • March 20 | Malaysia 4-5 Singapore
  • March 20 | Thailand 5-4 Mongolia
  • March 21 | Malaysia 5-10 Mongolia
  • March 21 | Thailand 3-4 United Arab Emirates
  • March 23 | Thailand 12-0 Singapore

Singapore Team: Chin Ming Liang,  Ming Hong Choo, Daxuan Lok, Michael  Loh, Eng Wei Kevin Koh, Da-Lun Peter Tan,  Jian Lu Reeve Chew, Wee  Chew, Cheng Meng Albert Tan, Dian Yuan Darren Goh, Hung Wei Kok, TAN Gee Kuan George Tan, Ee Chong Kevin Tan, Pin Farm Ng, Junhao Leon Zhu, Donavan Christopher Ann and Ming Zhe Siah.

Malaysia Team:  Thien Ian Lee, Shahrul Ilyas Abdul Shukor, Eu Jin Yap, Muhammad Syukri Shaharudin, Jun Ming Low, Aiman Zul Rafiq Mohd Fadzul, Adris Ikmal Abd Razak, Mohammad Aqeel Noor Hisham, Jia Yung Moi, Wai Kin Brandon Tan, Mohammad Hariz Mohammad Oryza Ananda, Chee Ming Bryan Lim,  Rafel Zichry Onn Mohammed Rhiza, Aqfar Naeem Aulais, Aiman Thaqib Mohd Fadzul and Cheong Jun Richard Yow

Thailand Team: Pattarapol ungkulpattanasuk, Prakpoom Thongaram, Chanchit Supadillokluk, Likit Neimwan, Tewin  Chartsuwan, Teerasak Rattanachot, Jantaphong Tengsakul, Chayutapon Kulrat, Papan Thanakroekkiat, Masato Kitayama, Hideki Nagayama, Phandaj Khuhakaew, Paniti Nawasmittawong, Dechbadin Jittranont, Anun Kullugin, Rakchai Sukwiboon, Chanchieo Supadilokluk, Weerachai Prasertsri, Prawes Kaewjeen, Chanokchon Limpinphet, Peravit Kovitaya and Chaval Jiravanon

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

๐Ÿ€ ASEAN Basketball League | March 22 Result

Saigon Heat ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ defeated by ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Eastern Long Lions, 110-97 OT

⚽️ Football International Friendly Matches | March 22, 2017 Results

Full Time Scores

Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ 0-0 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia

Cambodia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ 2-3 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India

Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ 1-2 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Taiwan

Philippines vs Malaysia

๐Ÿ Thailand and Vietnam Going to World Volleyball Championships Qualification

Thailand Men's team
The road to the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Championships for Men and Women already ignited when the draw happened at the Dusit Princess Srinakarin Hotel in Bangkok two days ago.

Two countries from Southeast Asia will take part of the qualification round for Asian zone. These are Vietnam and Thailand. Vietnam team will only compete in the women's event while Southeast Asian powerhouse Thailand will compete in both men's and women's events. 

For men's event, Thailand was drawn in Pool B together with New Zealand, Japan, Chinese Taipei and host Australia. The volleyball war of Pool B is scheduled on July 12 to 16, 2017.  While in Pool A, China, Korea, Qatar and a qualified team from Central Asia will collide with host Iran from August 10 to 14 in the capital city of Tehran. 
Only the top two teams from both pools will qualified for the 24-team FIVB Men's Volleyball Championship 2018 which will be held by co-hosted Italy (finals) and Bulgaria between September 10 and 30 in 2018. 

For the women's side, Thailand will host Pool B Asian zone qualification from September 20 to 24, 2017. Aside from the host, Pool B is composed of Korea, DPR Korea, Iran and our Southeast Asian team Vietnam. On the other pool, China, Chinese Taipei, Australia and Fiji will collide with host Kazakhstan. 

Same with the men's event, only the top two teams from both pools will advance in the final round to be held in Japan from September 30 to October 21 in 2018. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

2017 Jujitsu World Championship U18 & U21

The 2017 Jujitsu World Championship U18 & U21 was held at Galatsi Olympic Hall in Athens, Greece from March 17 to March 19.

Some of our Southeast Asian Ju Jitsu athletes participated in this world championships and made an impact in this one of a kind martial art sports. 
(You might like to read: Vietnam at the 16th Asian Women's Handball Championship 2017)  
Among our Southeast Asian martial artists who won medal were Vietnam's Duo Hong Son and Thailand's Kinaree Adkins.

Duo Hong Son won bronze medal in the men's under-21 -56kg while Kinaree Adkins also won bronze medal in the women's -44kg in under-18 category.

At the end of the event, Russia won the over-all championships with 10 golds, 9 silvers and 26 bronze medals. Germany came second while United Arab Emirates placed third over-all.


⚽️ Friendly Match | March 21 Result

Full Time

Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ 1-3 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Myanmar


๐Ÿคพ‍ 16th Asian Women's Handball Championship 2017

The 16th Asian Women's Handball Championship 2017 was held in Suwon City, South Korea from March 13 to March 22. The tournament was divided into two groups - Group A and Group B.

Vietnam was the only country from Southeast Asian who joined the competition and was drawn in Group A along with Iran, China and host Korea.

Unfortunately, our very own Vietnam was defeated by 2015 champion Korea in their first game held last March 13. The scores were 48-11 in favor of the host.

Vietnam's second game was against 2015 third placer China. Same fate had happened and Vietnam tasted their second defeat against the Chinese. China outscored Vietnam, 40-10.

Their last game in group preliminary was against team Iran. Vietnam ended their group preliminary round with a win, 33-31.  

Though they were eliminated for medal contention, they were to play for the 8th to 5th places. They battled the team from Hong Kong and won the match, 30-24. The win moved Vietnam to compete for the 5th place against Uzbekistan for their last match.

Vietnam's last match was overpowered by Uzbekistan's players. They lost the match 29-41 in favor of the Uzbeks. Vietnam settled for 6th place in the final standings of the 8-team tournament.   

Monday, March 20, 2017

⚽️ Football Friendly Matches

Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ vs ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Myanmar
Date: 21st of March 
Venue: Stadion Pakansari, Jakarta
Time: 6.30 pm (MMT).

Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ vs ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia 
Date: 22nd of March 
Venue: Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
Time: 7.30 pm (MLT)

7th South East Asian Pencak Silat Championship 2017

The 7th South East Asian Pencak Silat Championship 2017 took place in from March 14 to 18. Athletes from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand competed in this regional championships.

In the artistic category, Muhammad Afifi Nordin of Malaysia won gold medal in the men's singles with 468 points. He was followed by Singapore's Muhammad Iqbal Bin Abdul Rahman for silver medal and Brunei's Muhd Imanuddin Bin Ahmad who settled for bronze medal. 

In the women's singles event, the gold medal went to Nurzuhaira Binti Mohd Yazid of Singapore. The silver and bronze were given to Thailand's Salini Mamu and Brunei's Norleyarmah Binti Haji Raya respectively. 

In men's double artistic event, the Malaysian duo of Mohd Taqiyuddin Hamid and Rosli in Mohd Sharif took the gold medal. The silver medal went to Vu Quoc Viet and Nguuyen Xuan Thanh of Vietnam while bronze medal was awarded to Singapore's Muhammad Haziq Bin Zainal Abidin and his partner Nujaid Hasif Bin Zainal Abidin. 

For women's double artistic event, another Malaysian tandem captured the top prize. It was the tandem of Nor Hamizah Abu Hassan and Nur Syazreen A. Malik who got the highest mark points. They were followed by Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Thu Ha and Nguyen Thu Huyen who got the silver medal. The bronze medal went to Nur Azlyana bt Ismail and Nurhanishah bt Syahrudin of Singapore.

At the end of the tournament, Malaysia won the over-all championship with 9 gold medals, 3 silvers ans 4 bronze medals. Vietnam came second with 5 golds, 5 silvers and 7 bronze medals.

Singapore also made an impressive output at the tournament with 4 golds, 6 silvers, and 4 bronzes. They placed third over-all. The four gold medals of Singapore came from Shakir Juanda, Sheikh Farhan, Nurul Suhaila, and Nurzuhairah Yazid.

Below were the over-all medal tally of the regional championships.

Friday, March 17, 2017

7th HDBank Cup International Open Chess Tournament 2017

The 7th HDBank Cup International Open Chess Tournament 2017 was held in Ho Chi Minh City from March 12 to March 17. The tournament was divided into two categories, the Masters and Challenge categories.

103 chess wizards participated in the six-day tournament in the Masters categoryand our Southeast Asian wood pushers were among of them. Chess players from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore and host Vietnam competed against chess enthusiasts from 19 other countries.

Leading Southeast Asia was Quang Liem Le from Vietnam who garnered a total score of 7 points and the champion of this tournament. The last round win of Quang Liem Le against Ukraine's Stanislav Bogdanovich took him to the top of the ranking. 

Vietnam made a strong campaign as four of its chess players made it to the top 10. While Philippines highest rank was courtesy of John Paul Gomez who earned 5.5 total points and placed 20th. 

Below were the ranking of our SEA chess players who participated in the tournament with its corresponding final total points.


Sudirman Cup 2017 - Draw Results

Sudirman Cup 2017 draw happened today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Our Southeast Asian countries who will be part of this world mixed team championship are powerhouses Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand in Group I. Also, participating in the event are Singapore and Vietnam who were placed in Group 2.

Indonesia who played against Denmark at the Thomas Cup finals last year have been drawn together along with India in Group I-D. On other hand, Thailand was drawn with China and Hong Kong in Group I-A. While Malaysia will be up against Japan and England in Group I-C.

Sudirman Cup 2017 will be held for the first time outside Asia and Europe. The host venue will be Gold Coast, Australia from May 21 to May 28, 2017.

⚽️ AFC U23 China 2018 Qualifiers Draw Results

Here are the official #AFCU23 China 2018 Qualifiers draw results! The qualifiers will take place on July 19-23, 2017.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

๐Ÿ’ 2017 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia

Team Malaysia / Photo via MIHF FB Page

Four Southeast Asian countries participated at the 2017 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia. These were Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and host Thailand. 

The tournament took place at the The Rink Ice Arena of the Central Plaza Grand Rama IX in Bangkok, Thailand from March 7 to March 15. And the tournament was in round robin format. 

At the end of the tournament, Thailand and Singapore finished the tournament with top honors as the teams managed to capture silver and bronze medal respectively.  While Philippines and Malaysia placed 5th and 7th respectively. 

Below were the results of our SEA teams at the 2017 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia

  • March 7 | Singapore 2-6 New Zealand
  • March 7 | Malaysia 5-4 United Arab Emirates
  • March 7 | Thailand 21-1 Philippines
  • March 8 | Singapore 6-2 Philippines
  • March 8 | Malaysia 2-13 New Zealand U18
  • March 9 | Philippines 3-4 India
  • March 9 | Singapore 16-2 United Arab Emirates
  • March 9 | Thailand 3-4 New Zealand U18
  • March 11 | Philippines 3-1 Malaysia
  • March 12 | Philippines 0-8 New Zealand U18
  • March 12 | Singapore 4-1 Malaysia
  • March 12 | Thailand 20-1 India
  • March 14 | Philippines 3-2 United Arab Emirates
  • March 14 | Singapore 9-1 India
  • March 14 | Malaysia 1-16 Thailand
  • March 15 | Malaysia 4-5 India
  • March 15 | Thailand 6-1 Singapore


๐Ÿ€ ASEAN Basketball League Standings - Update

๐Ÿ€ ASEAN Basketball League | March 15 Result

Saigon Heat ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ def. ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ HK Long Lions


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

3rd Southeast Asian Cup Squash Championships

Medal Tally
  • Malaysia: 4 Golds - 3 Silvers - 0 Bronze
  • Singapore: 0 Gold - 1 Silver - 3 Bronzes
  • Philippines: 0 Gold - 0 Silver - 3 Bronzes
  • Indonesia: 0 Gold - 0 Silver - 2 Bronzes

Participating Nations: Indonesia (A&B), Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand


Men's Doubles
  • Gold - Mohammad Syafiq Bin Mohd Kamal & Ng Eain Yow (Malaysia)
  • Silver - Mohd Addeen Idrakie & Sanjay Singh Chal (Malaysia)
  • Bronze - Benedict Chan &  Chua Man Tong (Singapore)
  • Bronze - Pang Ka Hoe & Timothy Leong (Singapore)

Women’s Doubles
  • Gold - Chan Yi Wen & Rachel Arnold (Malaysia)
  • Silver - Aifa Azman & Nazihah Hanis (Malaysia)
  • Bronze - Jemyca Aribado & Yvonne Alyssa Dalida (Philippines)
  • Bronze - Catur Yuliana/Rinduri Maulida Arnasty (Indonesia)

Mixed Doubles
  • Gold - Mohammad Syafiq Mohd Kamal & Aifa Azman (Malaysia)
  • Silver - Sanjay Singh Chal & Rachel Mae Arnold (Malaysia)
  • Bronze - David William Pelino & Jemyca Aribado (Philippines)
  • Bronze - Pang Ka Hoe & Mao Shi Hui (Singapore)
Mixed Team Event
  • Gold - Malaysia
  • Silver - Singapore
  • Bronze - Philippines
  • Bronze - Indonesia A

⚽️ AFC Cup 2017

Our Southeast Asian Football Clubs participates at the 2017 AFC Cup. Below are the results of the on-going football tournament. 
Group F Results
February 21 | FT: Global FC (PHI) 1-0 Magwe FC (MYA)
February 21 | FT: Johor Darul Ta'zim (MAS) 3-0 Boeung Ket Angkor FC (CAM)
March 7 | FT: Magwe FC (MYA) 1-1 Johor Darul Ta'zim (MAS)
March 7 | FT: Global FC (PHI) 2-0 Boeung Ket Angkor FC (CAM)
March 14 | FT: Johor Darul Ta'zim (MAS) 4-0 Global FC (PHI)
March 14 | FT: Boeung Ket Angkor FC (CAM) 1-0 Magwe FC (MYA)
April 5 | Boeung Ket Angkor FC (CAM) vs Magwe FC (MYA)
April 5 | Johor Darul Ta'zim (MAS) vs Global FC (PHI)
April 19 | Boeung Ket Angkor FC (CAM) vs Johor Darul Ta'zim (MAS)
April 19 | Global FC (PHI) vs Magwe FC (MYA)
May 3 | Johor Darul Ta'zim (MAS) vs Magwe FC (MYA)
May 3 | Global FC (PHI) vs Boeung Ket Angkor FC (CAM)

Group G Results
February 21 | FT:  Hร  Nแป™i FC (VIE) 1-1 Ceres–Negros (PHI)
February 21 | FT: Tampines Rovers (SIN) 2-1 Felda United (MAS)
March 7 | FT: Felda United (MAS) 1-1 Hร  Nแป™i FC (VIE)
March 7 | FT: Ceres–Negros (PHI) 5-0 Tampines Rovers (SIN)
March 15 | Hร  Nแป™i FC (VIE) 4-0 Tampines Rovers (SIN)
March 15 | Ceres–Negros (PHI) 0-0 Felda United (MAS)
April 4 | Ceres–Negros (PHI) vs Felda United (MAS)
April 4 | Hร  Nแป™i FC (VIE) vs Tampines Rovers (SIN)
April 19 | Felda United (MAS) vs Tampines Rovers (SIN)
April 19 | Ceres–Negros (PHI) vs Hร  Nแป™i FC (VIE)
May 3 | Hร  Nแป™i FC (VIE) vs Felda United (MAS)
May 3 | Tampines Rovers (SIN) vs Ceres–Negros (PHI)

Group H Results
February 22 | FT:  Yadanarbon FC (MYA) 1-0 Home United (SGP)
March 8 | FT: Than Quแบฃng Ninh (VIE) 1-1 Yadanarbon FC (MYA)
March 14 | FT: Home United (SGP) 3-2 Than Quแบฃng Ninh (VIE)
April 5 | Than Quแบฃng Ninh (VIE) vs Home United (SGP)
April 18 | Home United (SGP) vs Yadanarbon FC (MYA)
May 2 | Yadanarbon FC (MYA) vs Than Quแบฃng Ninh (VIE)

Monday, March 13, 2017

๐Ÿ‘ 2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League - Round 2

Malaysia as seeded (by ranking) for the second round of the 2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League - Round 2 was very successful in their campaign.  They defeated China in the finals and got slots for the semi-finals of the league.

Round 2 of the league has 24 teams divided into three events to play andcompete for the nine berths going to the semi-finals. Dhaka, Belfast and Tacarigua were selected to hold the Round 2 events and Malaysia was assigned to play in Dhaka.

Below were the results of team Malaysia.
  • 4th March | Pool A | Malaysia 3-0 Bangladesh
  • 5th March | Pool A | Malaysia 6-1 Oman
  • 7th March | Pool A | Malaysia  11-1 Fiji
  • 9th March | Quarter Finals | Malaysia 5-2 Sri Lanka
  • 11th March | Semi Finals | Malaysia 5-0 Egypt
  • 12th March | Finals | Malaysia 2-2 (5-3) China


๐Ÿธ YONEX All England Open 2017

The talents of our Southeast Asian athletes were felt at the 2017 YONEX All England Open. The tournament was held at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England from March 7 to March 12. 

Leading Southeast Asian region is Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia. He emerged as champion of the men's singles event after beating China's Yuqi Shi in the finals, 2-0 sets. The scores were 21-12 and 21-10. 

Another Malaysian players who made thru the final event were Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh in the mixed doubles event. But the faith of the tandem were not as lucky as Lee Chong Wei as the duo were overpowered by the Chinese tandem of Kai Lu and Yaqiong Huang. The Malaysian tandem placed runner up.

Aside from Malaysia, Thailand player was also seen in the final day of the competition. Ratchanok Intanon competed in the women's singles against Tzu Ying Tai of Taipei. She lost the championship title in straight sets 16-21 and 20-22. Intanon settled for second place behind Taipei's Tai. 

Lastly, making the Southeast Asian region more powerful in badminton is Indonesia. Marcus Fernaldi Gideon partnered with Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo dominated the men's doubles event. They overpowered the team of Junhui Li and Yuchen Liu of China in straight sets 21-19 and 21-14. 

Singapore also participated in this tourney.

Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships 2017

The Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships 2017 was held from February 24 to March 5 in Korat, Thailand. Our Southeast Asian fencers from Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and host Thailand participated in this Asian tournament. And some of them were very successful in their campaign.

Singapore made some surprises and podium places as they haul one gold and six bronze medals in Korat tournament. 

Making name for Singapore is Esther Shi Ning Lai who captured the gold medal in the women's epee of the junior division. She bested fifty-four other fencers from Asia and Australia. Not only that, she also won bronze medal in the same event in the cadet category. Also adding to her triumph in Korat, she is one of the team members who won bronze medal in epee team event for the cadet category. She is the only Southeast Asian athlete to win three medals in this tournament.

Aside from the cadet women's epee team event, Singapore's women fencers won bronze medal in cadet's sabre team event. And completing the other bronze medalists who gave honour for Singapore were
Darren Jun Hao Tan in cadet boy's foil event, Maxine Jie Xin Wong in cadet women's foil event and Ywen Lau cadet women's sabre event. 

Aside from Singapore, Vietnam also made its presence in the tournament by snatching bronze medal in junior women's epee event courtesy of Thi Luyen Nguyen.

For the results of our SEA athletes, find below categories

Asian Cadet Fencing Championships 2017

Men's Events

Women's Events