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Posted by Sha
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With report from team manager, Sean Tan as below,

NUS cross-country quartet of Ang Siew Min, Look Xinqi, Alan Koh and Eugene See came in 4th in the National Chung Kung University 80th Anniversary Half-Marathon Relay.

A total of 6 international teams and many other Taiwanese university teams took part in the relay.

NUS came in 4th behind Peking University, Peking Qing Hua University and Japan’s Chiba University with a time of 1hr 19mins 27secs, beating Osaka University and Chinese University of Hong Kong. The winner, Peking University was anchored by the champion of the half-marathon at the 2009 World University Games.

Looking at the line up the night before, the team was hesitant if they could even make top 6. On race day however, the team got off to a good start with first runner Eugene See coming in 7th at the exchange.

2nd runner Look Xinqi then overtook 2 other girls in front of her to come in 5th passing on to the 3rd runner Ang Siew Min (Captain), despite feeling under the weather, Siew Min hung on to 5th and handed over to Alan.

Alan picked up his pace and overtook the anchor from Osaka University to come 4th. It was a fantastic result for the quartet as besides Siew Min, all other 3 runners are in their first year in NUS and the team’s first exposure to an overseas race.

Photos and report courtesy of NUS.

30th Oct 2011
Posted by Sha
Filed under Announcements

Download results:

These are the following details for acronym:

  1. CR – New Championships Record
  2. NR – New Record

There were 8 new championship records, these are the events:

  1. Event 1 – Women 3000m Run
  2. Event 3 – Men High Jump
  3. Event 5 – Men 5000m Run
  4. Event 6 – Women 100m Dash
  5. Event 9 – Men 400m Dash
  6. Event 15 – Women 400m Hurdles
  7. Event 16 – Men 400m Hurdles
  8. Event 19 – Women 200m Dash
26th Oct 2011
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Posted by Sha
Filed under Local, Overseas

The team SAA is sending for the Hong Kong Mile.

Sending off by SAA from the left Mr. Loh Chan Pew, Mr. James Wong, the team; female athlete Ng Yu Jun, team manager Mr. Steven Quek & male athlete Soh Hua Qun.

All the best!

21st Oct 2011
Posted by Sha

The SAA fourth edition of ‘Parents, Athletes, Coaches Gathering’ was recently held on 15th October at the Hotel Royal.

The event was earmarked with the launch of SEA Games booklet, and highlighting the athletics contingent that will be going for the Games in Palembang, Indonesia.

Most of the 44-member SEA Games squad was present from athletes, to officials, coaches and team manager. The competing squad comprises of 11 female and 17 male athletes, of which eight are below the age of 20-years-old.

The local media coverage on the event.

The event was as follow:


Mr. Tang Weng Fei opening address

The opening address by SAA President Mr. Tang Weng Fei gave an optimistic outlook of the young Team Singapore squad balanced with the experienced athletes such as appointed SEA Games captain Kenneth Khoo, and discus thrower James Wong.


Launch of SEA Games booklet

SAA exco was sporting enough to entertain the audience and media people.

The relay line-up of Mr. Loh Chan Pew (SAA VP of Competitions Organising), Mr. C. Kunalan (SAA VP of Training & Selection), Mr. William Wong (SAA VP of Finance) and Mr. Tang Weng Fei (SAA President) re-enact a mockup baton passing relay for the launch of SEA Games 2011 booklet, and signifying unity within the local athletics ranks. Commentary by Mr. James Wong.


Mr. C. Kunalan speech

Mr. Kunalan giving his speech, and tell the tales of his own past experience living and treating injuries the old-school way. The 69-year-old highlight the importance of sports science, & the need and using such advances in recoveries methods for athletes.


Mr. Christopher Jones, Osteopathy specialist

Osteopathy expert Mr. Christopher Jones gave an insightful talk on injury prevention, spotting it early and rectifying them.

Catch Part 2 here.


Bauerfeind Singapore

Bauerfeind Singapore giving an insight into their company and product.


More shots of the crowd

We hope to see you at our next SAA gathering on the 10th December, 2011, Saturday. Subscribe to our mailing list to be kept in the loop.

18th Oct 2011
Posted by Sha

A 27-member athlete delegation from athletics for Palembang SEA Games, not including the officials, and coaches.

  Event Athlete Sex Age SB 09 SEA Games 3rd SEA current region best
1 100m Md. Elfi Mustapa M 24 10.59s 10.61s Fadlin Indonesia 10.40s Md Noor Imran Malaysia
2 100m Gary Yeo M 25 10.62s
3 200m Lee Cheng Wei M 24 21.57s 21.24s Suppachai Chimdee Thailand 21.36s Md Noor Imran Malaysia
4 200m Calvin Kang M 21 21.68s
5 400m Ng Chin Hui M 17 47.97s 47.53s Jukkatip Pojaroen Thailand 47.37s Paneerselvam Yuvaaraj Malaysia
6 400m Kenneth Khoo M 29 48.62s
7 5,000m Mok Yin Ren M 23 14:51.09min 14:59.85min Sermona Julius Philippines 14:02.12 Agus Prayogo Indonesia
8 400m Hurdles Md. Zaki Sapari M 19 53.59s 54.15s Phatyot Klong-Ngan Thailand 51.68s Vu Van Tinh Vietnam
8 400m Hurdles Timothee Yap M 17 54.08s
9 4x100m Md. Amirudin Jamal M 24 40.17s 40.16s Indonesia 39.54s Thailand
10 Lim Yao Peng M 22
  Md. Elfi Mustapa M 24
Gary Yeo M 25
Lee Cheng Wei M 24
Calvin Kang M 21
11 4x400m Firdaus Juhari M 28 3:15.09min 3:26.46min Laos

3:11.53min Philippines

12 Lance Tan M 23
13 Let Jian Jie M 17
  Ng Chin Hui M 17
Kenneth Khoo M 29
Md. Zaki Sapari M 19
  Marathon Mok Yin Ren M 23 2:26:34hr 2:25:19hr Hem Bunting Cambodia 2:26:34hr Mok Yin Ren Singapore
14 Triple Jump Stefan Tseng Ke Chen M 21 15.87m 16.12m Joebert Delicano Philippines 16.30m Nguyen Van Hung Vietnam
15 Pole Vault Chong Min Xun M 23 4.70m 4.50m Muhd Hafizuddin Malaysia 5.20m Kreetha Sinthawacheewa Thailand
16 Chan Sheng Yao M 15 4.62m
17 Shot Put Scott Wong Wei Gen M 21 15.71m 15.75m S. Kajorn Thailand 17.19m Chatchawal Polyemg Thailand
18 Discus Throw James Wong Tuck Yim M 42 52.15m 52.02m Wansawang Sawasdee Thailand 52.95m Hermanto Indonesia
19 200m Pereira Valerie Seema F 21 24.93s 24.03s Le Nguoc Phuong Vietnam 24.04s Nguyen Thi Thuy Vietnam
20 400m Wendy Enn F 17 58.69s 54.32s Noraseela Khalid Malaysia 53.80s Nguyen Thi Thuy Vietnam
21 Charlenee Oh F 16 60.19s
22 800m Nikita Sharda F 21 2:31.33min 2:12.26min Do Thi Thao Vietnam 2:01.41min Truong Thanh Hang
23 10,000m Renuka Satianathan F 24 37:15.87min 36:57.86min Pham Thi Hien Vietnam 34:04.92min Triyaningsih Indonesia
24 100m Hurdles Dipna Lim Prasad F 20 14.23s 13.34s Dedeh Erawati Indonesia 13.42s Dedeh Erawati Indonesia
25 400m Hurdles T Piriyah F 19 64.97s 60.31s Nguyen Thi Bac Vietnam 57.98s Noraseela Mohd Khalid Malaysia
  4x400m Pereira Valerie Seema F 21 3:50.09min 3:49.28 Vietnam 3:45.45 Vietnam
Wendy Enn F 17
Nikita Sharda F 21
Dipna Lim Prasad F 20
T Piriyah F 19
26 Marathon Anne Qi Hui Date F 31 2:56.30hr 2:46:54hr Ni Lar San Myanmar 2:53:09hr Pham Thi Binh Vietnam
27 Pole Vault Rachel Isabel Yang F 29 3.82m 3.75m Sukanya Chomchuendee Thailand 4.15m Le Thi Phuong Vietnam
28 Discus Zhang Guirong F 33 49.91m 49.12m J. Krasaeyan Thailand 52.93m Subenrat Insaeng Thailand
29 Wan Lay Chi F 23 48.22m
  Shot Put Zhang Guirong F 33 16.35m 14.08m Siwaporn Warapiang Thailand 16.35m Zhang Guirong Singapore
  Wan Lay Chi F 23 14.28m

Scott Wong (Discus Men) & Chan Sheng Yao (Pole Vault Men) was omitted from the team due to medical studies and age-restriction respectively.

Essentials:
2011 SEA Games Handbook

15th Oct 2011
Posted by Sha

This course is over

Update #3

The below is a list of certified coaches from the recent IAAF Level 1 Youth Coaching Course. They are certified to teach and coach Kids Athletics and Youth Development Athletes under the new 2011 IAAF Coaches Education & Certification System (CECS). SAA congratulates and wishes them all the best.

Want to be a coach: Sign up to our mailing list. You’ll be informed of future SAA coaching courses.

The 24 participants are:

  • Bahktier Bin Awal
  • Cai Yaoqing Ronnie
  • Chua Seng Chye John
  • Edwin Chew Kai Siang
  • Elumalai Shanmugam
  • Hafiz Bin Mohamad
  • Jeswant Singh
  • Julian Lim Jit Hwee
  • Lee Ming Wei, Linus
  • Manjit Singh Aujala
  • Mohamed Shathik S/O Syed Magutom
  • Muhammad Elfi Bin Mustapa
  • Muhammad Iqbal Bin Mohd Sharifuddin
  • Ng Wei Chuen Jeremy
  • Oon Kuan Yong
  • Pang Kah Hwee Stanley
  • Quah Seow Koon Kelvin
  • Sofyan Bin Sahrom
  • Tan Cheng June
  • Tan Koon Thiam Adrian
  • Thangarelu S/O Ramu
  • Wan Lay Chi
  • Xie Zhaoxian Andy Chia
  • Yeo Hong Leong

Posted 17th December 5:12PM


Update #2

Congratulations to the graduating batch of IAAF Level 1 Youth Coach Course 2011.

The photo with President Mr. Tang Weng Fei (centre), VP Training & Selection Mr. C Kunalan (right), VP Competition & Organizing, and Mr. Loh Chan Pew (left), VP Competitions Organising & Chairman, Officials.

Photo courtesy of James Wong. Subscribe to SAA mailing list to be informed of such courses in the future.

Posted 11th December 9:21AM


Registration is closed for this course. Be kept in the loop of such future SAA courses by signing-up to our mailing list.


Date : 1 – 10 December 2011
Time : 0830hrs – 1730hrs (Mon – Sun)
Venue : TBC (Subscribe to SAA mailing list to be updated)
Course Fee : S$500.00

Download Application Form

Download: IAAF Level 1 Youth Coaching Course - Application Form Downloaded 843 times

Entry Requirements :

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Have completed Primary school education
  • Have an interest in athletics
  • Be physically fit and able to learn to demonstrate all athletic events.
  • Be willing to actively involve himself or herself as a qualified coach and to assist the IAAF Member
    Federation in the development of athletics
  • Be able to speak and read the course language sufficiently well to sit a written and practical
    examination
  • Be available throughout the duration of the course (10 days, 0830hrs – 1730hrs)

Closing date : Friday, 4 November 2011

  • Please send in your application form, together with the cheque payment to SAA Secretariat at 3 Champions Way, Blk 1 Singapore Sports School, #01-10, Singapore 737912.
  • Cheque should be made payable to “SINGAPORE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION”

Contact us if you’ve any queries.

Posted by Sha

At our last AGM held on the 29 June 2011, members in attendance, resolved unanimously, that the SAA Constitution be reviewed and appropriately amended, where necessary, to update it to suit the changing needs and demands of national sports associations, in the coming years.

SAA has since February 2011 been granted the status of a Charity, in accordance with the guidelines of the Singapore Sports Council. This important change in our status reinforces the need now to consider appropriate amendments. A task force was accordingly set up to be chaired by our Hon Secretary to embark on this exercise. It is our intention to engage our members and affiliates alike in giving us their feedback on the appropriate amendments they feel should be addressed. You may wish to add your reasons in your response.

Feedback thus gathered will be collated and will form the blue print of the draft amendments. It will thereafter be tabled and deliberated at an appropriate forum – An Extra Ordinary General Meeting of our members. The collective and collaborative effort among members of the athletic fraternity is crucial to ensure a consultative approach is adopted in the process .

It is with this in mind that this email is circulated to members and affiliates. We hope you will set aside some of your precious time to review the current SAA Constitution and submit to us your considered thoughts and views to enable us to initiate the process towards collating and consolidating, before we begin drafting the amendments.

As members of the athletic fraternity it is in our collective interest that we work in the true spirit of sportsmanship through peaceful and friendly dialogue in this exercise. We urge you therefore to come together and collaborate harmoniously towards improving and enhancing athletics in Singapore. We hope the results of the proposed amendments will benefit the present and and future generation of athletes, officials and administrators alike.

View our current constitution: SAA constitution.

Please send us an email with your views and thoughts including the provisions you would like amended or prepserved, with your reasons if any. We hope to receive your feedback by 30 Nov 2011. Please send your email to: feedbackconstitution@singaporeathletics.org.sg, or use our online contact form.

Thank you for your time and effort.

Best regards

Alexander Charles Louis
Hon Secretary
Singapore Athletic Association
Chairperson Task Force

9th Oct 2011
Posted by Sha
Filed under Announcements

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods for 2012 and it will come into effect on 1 January 2012. Highlights of the key changes to the 2012 Prohibited List are listed below for your information.

Prohibited Substances

S3: Beta-2 Agonists

Formoterol by inhalation (maximum therapeutic dose of 36 micrograms over 24 hours) is no longer prohibited in addition to the existing Salbutamol (maximum 1600 micrograms over 24 hours) and Salmeterol when taken by inhalation. It will be considered an Adverse Analytical Finding if more than 30 ng/mL of Formoterol is detected in urine unless the athlete proves, through a controlled pharmacokinetic study, that the abnormal result was the consequence of the use of the stated therapeutic inhaled dose.

S5: Diuretics and Other Masking Agents

Local application of Felypressin in dental anaesthesia has been included as not prohibited.

Substances Prohibited In Particular Sports

P1: Alcohol

Alcohol will no longer be prohibited in Ninepin and Tenpin Bowling.

P2: Beta-blockers

Beta-blockers will no longer be prohibited in the following 6 sports:

  1. Bosbsleigh and Skeleton (FIBT)
  2. Curling (WCF)
  3. Modern Pentathlon (UIPM)
  4. Motorcycling (FIM)
  5. Sailing (ISAF)
  6. Wrestling (FILA)

A copy of the 2012 Prohibited List is attached for your reference.

7th Oct 2011
Posted by Sha
Filed under Announcements

Download the official result below:

SUniG Cross Country 2011 results Downloaded 1047 times

Male Official Results

Bib No. Name Institution Time Position
301 Devathas Satianathan SMU 21’33 1
202 Colin Tung Zhi Shing NTU 21’37 2
103 Madankumar Balakrishnan NUS 21’51 3
402 Chew Jee Keng SIM 21’54 4
201 Bryan Tan Boon Han NTU 21’58 5
204 Ong Seng Lee Alex NTU 22’00 6
203 Shi Ronghua NTU 22’07 7
104 Norman Lim Fang Xuan NUS 22’12 8
101 Koh Kai Ming NUS 22’22 9
106 Sim Sheng Wei Justin Mathew NUS 22’40 10
206 Lee Pui Loong Henry NTU 22’44 11
401 Chua You Boon SIM 22’45 12
205 Goh Hui Mun Joshua NTU 22’54 13
403 Chiang Zhen Hao SIM 22’57 14
105 See Jie Jun Eugene NUS 23’14 15
102 Lee Kok Seng Melvin NUS 23’26 16
405 Lionel Li SIM 23’47 17
407 Chew Ze Heng Anthony SIM 25’15 18
406 Toh Jia Le SIM 25’22 19
302 Amritpal Singh Sidhu SMU 25’33 20

Final Male Standings

Position Institute Points
1 National Technolgical University (NTU) 20
2 National University of Singapore (NUS) 30
3 Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) 47

Female Official Results

Bib No. Name Institution Time Position
112 Emelyne Teo Jia Wei NUS 25’02 1
113 Look XinQi NUS 25’28 2
111 Ang Siew Min NUS 25’38 3
213 Lin CuiWen Yvonne NTU 26’28 4
211 Chiew Yi Jun Louisa NTU 27’08 5
414 Fu WenFang Laine SIM 27’35 6
116 Viengdalat Somphet NUS 27’39 7
114 Ng SiQi Kelly NUS 28’02 8
115 Tan Hui Zhen Sarah NUS 28’17 9
413 Tan Shi Jun Tiffany SIM 28’24 10
411 Lee Mei Yi SIM 28’35 11
215 Zhang Xiao NTU 29’08 12
216 Goh Xin Rui Sheena NTU 29’13 13
212 Aselinn Krane Heimdal NTU 29’24 14
311 Bay Hui Shan SMU 29’33 15
412 Neo Swee Hong SIM 29’34 16
416 Fiona Ghui Fenn SIM 30’53 17
214 Charmaine Lee Suet Fern NTU 31’01 18
415 Khoo Lih Hsia SIM 34’37 19

Final Female Standings

Position Institute Points
1 National University of Singapore (NUS) 13
2 National Technolgical University (NTU) 34
3 Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) 43
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