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The below is Team Singapore squad results at the recent 16th Asian Games 2010.


Men 4x100m & Individual Events

Lee Cheng Wei – Didn’t run, backup.

Gary Yeo Foo Ee – DNF in the 4x100m, baton pass unsuccessful between Leg 1 and Leg 2. In the 200m, Gary ran 22.29 seconds in the Round 1, Heat 3 of 3.

UK Shyam – Didn’t run, backup.

Md Elfi Bin Mustapa – DNF in the 4x100m, baton pass unsuccessful between Leg 1 and Leg 2. In the 100m, Round 1, he clocked 10.69 seconds and advanced to the next round. In the 100m Semis, Elfi finished with a time of 10.95 seconds, and didn’t qualify for the finals.

Md Amirudin Bin Jamal – DNF in the 4x100m, baton pass unsuccessful between Leg 1 and Leg 2. In the 100m, Round 1, he clocked 10.67 seconds and advanced to the next round. In the 100m Semis, Amir finished with a time of 10.73 seconds, and didn’t qualify for the finals.

Calvin Kang Li Loon – DNF in the 4x100m, baton pass unsuccessful between Leg 1 and Leg 2. In the 200m, Calvin ran a season-best of 21.68 seconds in the Round 1, Heat 2 of 3.


Women Shot Put

Zhang Gui Rong – Finished fifth in the Finals, with an effort of 17.06m.


Women Pole Vault

Rachel Isabel Yang – Didn’t register any height in the finals.


Women 100m

Amanda Choo Sze Min – Finished 5th in her Round 1, Heat 1 of 4, with a time of 12.04 seconds. Did not qualify to the next round.


Women Discus

Wan Lay Chi – Finished 7th in the Finals, with an effort of 44.96m.

27th Nov 2010
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Singapore Athletic Association would like to meet YOU; Coaches, Athletes to Parents for a gathering.

This end of the year event is for the association to meet the athletes’ parents. The event too serves as a platform for parents to meet the coaches who will be working with their children.

It’s a start to build unity, and a unison goal in our effort to recapture our athletics glory days. The launch is essential to any successful program that we may commence in the coming year.

We do hope to have your support and attendance.


Please make your reservations with the below online form. RSVP is closed.

DATE : 11 Dec 2010, Saturday.

TIME : 1400hrs (Lunch provided at 1230hrs)

VENUE: ITE College East, Simei – Lecture Theatre 3 (Level 3)


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ITE College East
10 Simei Ave
Singapore 486047


RSVP Form for SAA’s “Launch of a New Year Gathering”

RSVP is closed.

27th Nov 2010
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Results of our athletes from competing at the Asian Games on Wednesday, 24th November.


Wednesday, 24th November

Pole Vault WomenRachel Yang competed in the Finals, at 5.00pm local China time.

1 CHN LI Caixia 4.30
2 CHN LI Ling 4.30
3 JPN ABIKO Tomomi 4.15
4 KOR CHOI Yunhee 4.15
5 MAS SAMSU Roslinda 4.00
6 THA CHOMCHUENDEE Sukan.. 3.80
SIN YANG Bingjie Rachel NM

200m MenCalvin Kang ran Round 1, Heat 2 of 3, at 6.06pm local China time.

Wind: +1.0
1 900 UAE ALSALFA Omar Juma 0.207 20.63 Q PB
2 385 JPN FUJIMITSU Kenji 0.159 20.80
3 654 OMA ALSOOLI Abdull.ah 0.144 21.19 q SB
4 186 IND DHARAMBIR 0.191 21.52
5 743 KSA SHARAHILI Faris Ya.. 0.147 21.57
6 747 SIN KANG Li Loong Calvin 0.169 21.68 SB
7 601 MDV HASSAN Saaid 0.177 22.16
KOR YEO Hosua DNS

200m MenGary Yeo ran Round 1, Heat 3 of 3, at 6.12pm local China time.

Wind: +0.5
1 IND SURESH Sathya 0.148 21.02 Q
2 KOR JUEN Duckhayng 0.223 21.09 Q
3 QAT FRANCIS Samuel Ade.. 0.183 21.16 q
4 OMA AL NOUFALI Yahya 0.189 21.57
5 HKG TANG Yik Chun 0.193 21.67
6 SIN YEO Foo Ee Gary 0.275 22.29
7 MDV AHMED Ahmed Azneem 0.162 22.39
UAE ALSALFA Bilal Juma 23 October, 1987 7 DNS

24th Nov 2010
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Results of our athletes from competing at the Asian Games on Tuesday, 23rd November.


Tuesday, 23rd November

Discus WomenWan Lay Chi competed in the Finals, at 5.20pm local China time.

1 CHN LI Yanfeng 66.18 SB
2 CHN SONG Aimin 64.04 SB
3 IND POONIA Krishna 61.94
4 IND KAUR Harwant 57.55
5 TPE LI Wen Hua 55.42 PB
6 JPN MUROFUSHI Yuka 50.28
7 SIN WAN Lay Chi 44.96 SB

4x100m MenGary Yeo, Md. Elfi Mustapa, Md. Amirudin Jamal, Calvin Kang, Lee Cheng Wei, UK Shyam ran Round 1, at 6.42pm local China time.

1 CHINA 0.249 39.03 Q SB
LU Bin
LIANG Jiahong
SU Bintian
LAO Yi

2 THAILAND 0.235 39.57 Q
JANKEM Poommanus
SONDEE Wachara
MEENAPRA Jirapong
SUWONPRATEEP Sitti..

3 INA INDONESIA 0.167 39.78 Q PB
FADLIN Fadlin
WIBOWO Suryo Agung
OCTAVIANDI Farrel
BURUMI Franklin Ra..

4 KSA SAUDI ARABIA 0.215 39.90 q SB
HOWSAWI Mussa Abdu..
ALNASHRI Yasir Baa..
HABEEB Yahya Hassa..
SHARAHILI Faris Ya..

5 JPN JAPAN 0.136 47.14
ERIGUCHI Masashi
TAKAHIRA Shinji
ABIKO Mitsuhiro
FUJIMITSU Kenji

DQ SRI SRI LANKA 0.182
DEMEL Keith
RATHNAYAKA MUDIYAN..
BIBULAWALA RANASIN..
WEERASURIYA Shiwan..

DNF SIN SINGAPORE 0.167
YEO Foo Ee Gary
MUSTAPA Muhammad E..
JAMAL Muhammad Ami..
KANG Li Loong Clav..

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Results of our athletes from competing at the Asian Games on Monday, 22nd November.


100m Men

Md. Elfi Mustapa ran Semifinal, Heat 2 of 3.

Wind: +0.9
1 INA WIBOWO Suryo Agung 0.138 10.40 Q
2 CHN ZHENG Dongsheng 0.179 10.44 Q
3 JPN ERIGUCHI Masashi 0.144 10.56
4 IND RANE Krishnakumar .. 0.130 10.62
5 TPE YI Wei Chen 0.149 10.63
6 UAE ALZAABI Ahmed Juma 0.167 10.73
7 OMA AL JABRI Fahad 0.129 10.88
8 SIN MUSTAPA Muhammad Elfi 0.163 10.95

Md. Amirudin Jamal ran Semifinal, Heat 3 of 3.

Wind: +0.7
1 OMA AL HARTHI Barakat 0.140 10.35 Q
2 KSA ALNASHRI Yasir Baa.. 0.139 10.38 Q
3 HKG LAI Chun Ho 0.145 10.42 q SB
4 IND MOHAMMED ABDUL NAJ.. 0.159 10.46
5 KOR KIM Kukyoung 0.131 10.51
6 THA MEENAPRA Jirapong 0.137 10.52
7 SIN JAMAL Muhammad Ami.. 0.168 10.73
QAT FRANCIS Samuel Ade.. DQ R162.7

22nd Nov 2010
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Results of our athletes from competing at the Asian Games on Sunday, 21st November.


100m Women

Amanda Choo ran Round 1, Heat 1 of 4, at 5.00pm local China time.

Wind: +0.2
1 VIE VU Thi Huong 0.163 11.56 Q
2 JPN TAKAHASHI Momoko 0.173 11.78Q
3 CHN YE Jiabei 0.139 11.84 Q
4 IRI TOOSI Maryam 0.165 12.03 q
5 SIN CHOO Sze-Min, Amanda 0.151 12.04
6 TKM RYABOVA Yelena 0.156 12.29
7 BRN MAHDI Faten Abduln.. 0.181 12.83


Shot Put Women

Zhang Gui Rong competed in the Finals, at 5.15pm local China time.

1 CHN LI Ling 19.94 PB
2 CHN GONG Lijiao 19.67
3 KOR LEE Mi Young 17.51 SB
4 TPE LIN Chia-Ying 17.06 PB
5 SIN ZHANG Gui Rong 17.06
6 IRI RAJABI Leyla 16.51 SB
7 UZB BURKHANOVA Safiya 16.06
8 MGL PURVEE Maamuu 11.94


100m Men

Md. Elfi Mustapa ran Round 1, Heat 1 of 5, at 5.25pm local China time.

Wind: +1.2
1 KOR LIM Heenam 0.143 10.64 Q
2 SIN MUSTAPA Muhammad Elfi 0.172 10.69 Q
3 OMA AL JABRI Fahad 0.168 10.79 Q
4 BAN ISLAM Azharul 0.155 11.19 Q
5 CAM SAR Churpveasna 0.147 11.19 PB
6 MAC PAO Hin Fong 0.116 11.20
JPN TSUKAHARA Naoki DNS

Md. Amirudin Jamal ran Round 1, Heat 3 of 5, at 5.37pm local China time.

Wind: -0.1
1 CHN ZHENG Dongsheng 0.161 10.41 Q
2 QAT FRANCIS Samuel Ade.. 0.147 10.42 Q
3 KSA ALNASHRI Yasir Baa.. 0.166 10.46 Q
4 IND MOHAMMED ABDUL NAJ.. 0.160 10.50 Q
5 SIN JAMAL Muhammad Amirudin 0.184 10.67 q
6 BRN ALRASHEDI Mohamed .. 0.143 10.79 SB
7 NEP THARU Tilak Ram 0.199 11.14

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The below is a list of schedule of our Team Singapore athletes who will be competing at the 16th Asian Games 2010. Note: Guangzhou, China, where the Asian Games is being held, has the same time zone as Singapore.


Sunday, 21st November

100m WomenAmanda Choo to run Round 1, Heat 1 of 4, at 5.00pm local China time.

Shot Put WomenZhang Gui Rong competing in the Finals, at 5.15pm local China time.

100m MenMd. Elfi Mustapa to run Round 1, Heat 1 of 5, at 5.25pm local China time.

100m MenMd. Amirudin Jamal to run Round 1, Heat 3 of 5, at 5.37pm local China time.


Tuesday, 23rd November

Discus WomenWan Lay Chi competing in the Finals, at 5.20pm local China time.

4x100m MenGary Yeo, Md. Elfi Mustapa, Md. Amirudin Jamal, Calvin Kang, Lee Cheng Wei, UK Shyam to run Round 1, around 6.30pm local China time (Timing and slots not finalised yet).


Wednesday, 24th November

Pole Vault WomenRachel Yang competing in the Finals, at 5.00pm local China time.

21st Nov 2010
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The below is the Asian Games Team Singapore photos from send-off at the airport last Wednesday on the 17th.

Team manager James Wong giving last minute instruction to our 13-strong Team Singapore athletics squad heading to Guangzhou.

Our Asian Games Team Singapore squad, from the left: Gary Yeo, David Yeo, James Wong (back), Amanda Choo (front), Melvin Tan (back), Rachel Yang (front) Wan Lay Chi, Calvin Kang, Lee Cheng Wei, Md. Elfi Mustapa, Md. Amirudin Jamal and UK Shyam. Not in photo is Zhang Gui Rong.

21st Nov 2010
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Wong Kai Yuen, in the back, fifth from the right, at Changi Airport before his flight to a junior competition in Thailand, the 5th SEA Junior.


At the recent 5th SEA Junior held in Thailand, our top junior shot put athlete, Wong Kai Yuen broke the junior record (6kg). It was previously held by Scott Wong that was set back in 2008.

Wong Kai Yuen new effort of 15.26 meters at the Thammasat University Sport Complex, Bangkok, erased the old mark of 15.14 meters by Scott Wong.

The 16-years-old apart from holding the junior record in the boy’s shot put, also holds the under-17 record in the same event. Below is a recent interview of the youngster regarding his foray in athletics.

Name: Wong Kai Yuen

D.O.B: 17/06/1994

Coach: Mr Elangovan (2003). Mr Chu Seow Beng (2004 – 2006) Right now I’m officially coached by my school coach (Guo Huai Yun) but for the past 4 – 5 months I have been getting quite a lot of help from Mr James Wong and his wife coach Jana too.

School: Hwa Chong Institution (current)


How did you get started in athletics?

I started athletics back when I was primary 3 (9 years old) in Pei Hwa Primary. Back then, I think I joined the CCA because my friends were joining it too. We liked playing football a lot, but since there wasn’t a soccer CCA, we joined track because we got to play a lot of football during training.


When did you start specializing in the shotput event?

End of my primary 5 year (2005).


Was your record at SEA Junior expected?

More or less. Though my performance speaks otherwise, I have been averaging high 15’s meters and some 16’s meters effort during training. But unfortunately I had quite a large dip in form about 2-3 weeks before SEA Juniors and wasn’t quite able to return to top form. So I guess I could only settle for barely breaking the record. My coach says I was quite overworked and tired, hence the dip in form.


Wong Kai Yuen (second from the left in the back) attended a recent workshop by Valerie Adams, the World and Olympic women’s shot put champion. He commented the workshop was insightful, and has gained lots of insider scoop into top level shot put.


What was your thoughts on breaking Scott Wong’s shot put junior record?

There wasn’t much going on, mostly just wanting to return to Singapore quick so I can start off quite an important off-season training period for the things going on in 2011. But still the feeling was bitter sweet, being that I performed poorly yet I couldn’t complain since I had a record. Oh yeah, and the $300 (reward for breaking the record) would of course be of great help for my training and development.


How often do you train?

Right now its everyday, about 10-12 sessions a week (2 – 2.5 hours each session). I think it’ll probably increase soon though.


What’s a normal training session like per week

There’s different sessions, like technique and throwing sessions or gym sessions. It’s balanced out within a week, and there’s quite a bit of sprints, jumps, medicine ball and other athletic training stuff too.


Wong Kai Yuen pictured seen at the bottom right, featuring an old photo of him at the ASEAN School Games back in 2009.


How do you juggle studies, training, competition, competing overseas?

I might say I’m not too good at this unfortunately. Training and competing are fun so they aren’t a problem. But studying isn’t so I guess I dun get to do much of that. I try to listen in class though so I don’t have to do as much studying at home.


Does your school recognize your talent, and provide any support in any way?

I guess the best support provided is my coach (Guo Huai Yun), and of course the necessary training facilities.


What are you currently improving on your shot put?

Everything. Technically I’m quite sound, but there’s still quite a bit of changes and improvement I have to make. For power, strength, and speed it’s always good to have more, maybe more for me since I’m on the smaller side.


Where do you see yourself in five years time

Other than “just out of NS”, hopefully its at the Asian Games or Commonwealth level. Probably not a podium finish yet, but getting to the final would be possible. I wouldn’t want to rush this though, it’ll depend on how i develop over the years.


Future goals

Maybe top 3 at the Commonwealth Youth games and at least a top 5-8 at the World Youth next year. It’ll depend on the competition. Going over 20m (5kg) would probably be needed, which is quite a realistic short term goal for next year actually.

Posted by Sha
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It will be a 13-strong Team Singapore squad that will be leaving for Guangzhou this coming Wednesday for the 16th Asian Games 2010. They are:


Team Manager:

James Wong Tuck Yim


Team Coaches:

Melvin Tan Kim Boon

David Yeo


Men 4x100m

Lee Cheng Wei – The young sprinter have been having a mixed season. After getting injured, he was sidelined for a couple of months doing non-impact conditioning, but the NTU undergrad, in the same position of fellow relay sprinter, Calvin Kang, is recovering well.

Gary Yeo Foo Ee – One of the fastest starter in the Republic stable of sprinters. The SMU undergrad has improved remarkably in terms of his speed endurance. He ran a sublime season-best and an all-time 9th best timing in the 200m event by a Singaporean with a time of 21.64 seconds at the recent varsity competition.

UK Shyam – The ‘ageless’ sprinter who holds the men’s 100m record, is still doing credible timing even at the age of 34-years-old. He brings a wealth of experience to the young relay squad.

Md Elfi Bin Mustapa (also running 100m) – A late bloomer in athletics, this prime-league soccer player turn sprinter has been a revelation since discovered by coach Melvin Tan. We’re hoping his recent motorbike accident won’t hamper his performance in Guangzhou.

Md Amirudin Bin Jamal (also running 100m) – The 23-year-old excellent form this season in part has been his total dedication and commitment for his sport. The NUS undergrad even took a semester off studies to focus on the Commonwealth and Asian Games.

Calvin Kang Li Loon – The National Serviceman who is on a comeback trail from an injury, recently anchored the men’s relay team at the recent Commonwealth Games. They finished an encouraging 10th out of the 19th relay teams that participated in the 4x100m event.


Women Shot Put

Zhang Gui Rong – The 3-time SEA Games gold medalist in the women’s shotput will be in a whole new playing field when she’s up competing with the best of Asia in Guangzhou, but the 32-year-old has targeted herself a bronze.


Women Pole Vault

Rachel Isabel Yang – The diminutive pole vaulter disappointingly has not been churning results in her recent competition outing, but the Republic sole woman pole vaulter is hoping to improve her national mark of 3.81m set earlier this year in August.


Women 100m

Amanda Choo Sze Min – The 23-year-old teacher is hoping to go under the 12 seconds barrier in Guangzhou. Amanda who holds the current women 100m record which stands at 12.01 seconds (still being ratified) is hoping the stiff competition at the Games will propel her to a new national record.


Women Discus

Wan Lay Chi – The local born thrower has been in scintillating form in her recent competitions. She threw a season-best at the Thai Open competition with an effort of 46.83m.

Bon voyage, and do us proud!

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