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1. Joseph Yuan shaved off a chunk of his 100m personal best when he ran 10.80s in the semi-final of the men’s event. Before that, he ran 10.85s in the heats, and capped off his excellent Malaysian meet outing by clocking 10.89s in the 100m men finals, finishing in 6th position.

2. Women 100m national record holder, Amanda Choo maiden return to racing after her long-term injury, started on a good note. She ran 12.12s in the heats, which qualified her for the next round where she ran 12.21s in the semi-final. She then sprinted to 4th position in the final with a time of 12.23s.

3. Asmah Hanim, the seasoned sprinter from Wings Athletic Club ran the women 100m event. Her timing in the heats was 12.86s, and made it to the next round, posting 12.87s timing in the semi-final. However it wasn’t fast enough for a spot in the finals.

4. Valerie Seema Pereira ran three round robbing 200m races in Negeri Sembilan. In the heats she returned a time of 27.15s, the semi-final Valerie posted a time of 26.46s, and in the final the NTU undergrad finished in 6th position with a time of 26.71s.

5. Another Wings Athletic Club athlete, Soh Rui Yong ran a scintillating final of the men’s 5000m. The 21-year-old ran a competitive race with another Malaysian runner, who pipped him in the final stretch. 15:49.01 minute to the Malaysian, and 15:50.28 minute to Soh Rui Yong. He has a personal best of 15:36.02 minute set last year at the Singapore Open.

6. Hannah Lee, the Republic up and coming women thrower participated in two events under Wings Athletic Club colors. She hurled 40.14m in the discus throw, while fielded a 12.04m result in the shot put event.

7. Abdul Hakeem Abdul Halim equalled his 110m hurdles men national record of 14.49s during the heats, and only to be disappointed by a photo finish machine malfunction in the final which marred his chances to break his own record. The 25-year-old was clocked at 14.38s hand-timed.

Related Links:
SAA page on Negeri Sembilan Open 2012

10th May 2012
Posted by Sha

Update #1

Results from Negeri Sembilan Open by our Singapore athletes. Read here.

Posted 10th May 2012, 9:17AM


Info

    Date: 5-6 May 2012

    Venue: Paroi Stadium

Results

9th May 2012

Our relays boys who are in Thailand currently competing in the Asian Grand Prix is in superb fine form.

This was evident as the quartet of Calvin Kang, Gary Yeo, Lee Cheng Wei and Amirudin Jamal, in that order, ran a sublime timing of 39.83 seconds in the men 4×100 metres event, during the first of three legs held in Bangkok today.

They are just 1-hundredth of a second away from equaling their relays national record of 39.82 seconds (Established in 2009 Vientiane, Laos, SEA Games).

Team Singapore finished fourth behind Asian powerhouse of Hong Kong (39.28s), China (39.48s) and India (39.51s), but savored victory as we finished ahead of our SEA perennial opponents Thailand who was fifth in 40.21s and Indonesia who finished last in 40.29s. South Korea was disqualified.

Other Team Singapore results includes, 2011 SEA Games 100m silver medalist, Gary Yeo clocking 10.89 seconds in his Group A race, ranked 11th out of a total 16th runners.

While Lim Yao Peng ran 11.02 seconds in his Group B 100m race. He was ranked 16th out of 16 places.

The next leg would be Kanchanaburi (11 May).

Officials: Melvin Tan, James Wong

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9th May 2012
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Singapore Athletic Association would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Lau Teng Chuan in their sad times.

Dr. Lau Teng Chuan was the former SAA vice-president of Competitions back in the 1970’s.

The wake will be held at Cherish Hall, Mount Vernon Sanctuary, from noon today till Saturday.

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9th May 2012
Posted by Sha
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  1. 7 May 2012, Monday – A 8-member Team Singapore squad has departed for Thailand, for the 2012 Asian Grand Prix Series to be held there this year.

    The event will be held over three legs Bangkok (8 May), Kanchanaburi (11 May) and concluded at Chonburi (14 May).

    The team comprises of Mr. Melvin Tan, and SAA Chief, Sports Development & Performance, Mr. James Wong who are the two officials.

    While the six athletes are Muhammad Elfi Bin Mustapa, Muhammad Amirudin Bin Jamal, Lee Cheng Wei, Kang Li Loon Calvin, Lim Yao Peng and Yeo Foo Ee Gary.

  2. 7 May 2012, MondaySAA Facebook page finally hit 2,000 likes
  3. 6 May 2012, Sunday – Athletes, coaches and parents please take note of the updated record breaking incentives for 2012.
  4. 6 May 2012, Sunday – Abdul Hakeem Abdul Halim has equalled his 110 metres hurdles (1.067m) men national record of 14.49 seconds.

    The 25-year old achieved such a feat today earlier at a Malaysian meet, the Negeri Sembilan Open at Paroi Stadium.

    The National University of Singapore undergrad first hurdled into the history books three years back in 2009, also at a Malaysian meet in Ipoh.

    Hakeem this year has progressively lowered his timing.

    His first competitive meet was in February where he clocked 14.98 seconds (0.3 m/s) at the SAA T&F Series 2 in February, and in the next Series 3, he lowered it once again to 14.79 seconds (0.0 m/s) in March.

    The final year accountancy student is making an encouraging comeback, after a short hiatus with the timings to back it up.

    Hakeem ran 14.49 seconds (ET) in the heats and 14.38 seconds (HT) in the finals. Note: This is a performance record, and not a national record as it is hand-timed result.

    But he is facing a tough road ahead of him for he is to progress to the next level.

    Using the previous SEA Games 110m hurdles results as a benchmark, the bronze medal timing was 14.14 seconds, while the silver and gold are 13.86 and 13.77 seconds respectively.

  5. 5 May 2012, SaturdayLunch for SEA Youth participants
7th May 2012
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Updated again on 7th May 2012.

Record Breaking Incentives 2012

    Open Record – $500 for athlete, $500 for Coach.

    Junior Record (Under 20 yrs old) – $300 for Athlete, $300 for Coach.

    Youth Record (Under 18 Yrs old) – $100 for Athlete, $100 for Coach. (NEW category)

    Relay Record – For Open category:- $1000.00 (to be shared equally, including reserves). Coach S$1,000.00, if there is more than one coach then the amount will be shared equally among all coaches). For Junior/Youth categories S$500.00 (Same conditions applied).

Terms and Conditions

  • No Limit to record breaking per year.
  • A record breaker who establishes a new record which also breaks the record/s in other categories will be paid only for the record in the highest category (same applies to the coach).
  • All records shall be classified only as Open, Junior and Youth records. All previous Age category records ie.U15, U17, U19, U23 shall be kept as “Performance” records only and shall no longer be recognized for any monetary award.
  • All records can only be recognized after submission of necessary documents to SAA and approved by SAA’s Management Committee. Payment shall be made only when the record is entered into the SAA’s records book.
  • All payment will be made only at the end of the each year.
  • Please refer to the IAAF Competition Rules 2012-2013 (RULE 141 – Age and Sex Categories) for the various age-group definitions, set by IAAF.
  • All payments shall stop or have to be paid back to SAA, and the record declared null & void, if an athlete is tested positive for banned substance/s, within one year (365 days) after establishing a new record.
  • There will be no recognition/payment for any records that are equalled.

Carding Allowance 2012

SAA Senior Carding Standards

Athlete

Coach

A1 (Equal or Exceed Olympic ‘A’ qualifier, Asian Games & Commonwealth Games Gold Medal mark)

$2000

$2000

A2 (Equal or Exceed Olympic ‘B’ Qualifier, Asian & Commonwealth Games Bronze medal mark and above)

$1500

$1200

B1 (Equal or Exceed SEA Games Gold Medal Mark)

$1000

$500

B2 (Equal or Exceed SEA Games Silver Medal Mark)

$700

$400

B3 (Equal or Exceed SEA Games Bronze Medal Mark)

$500

$300

C1 (2% within SEA Games Bronze Medal Mark)

$250

$150

SAA Juniors and Youth Carding standards

D1 Junior (Equal or Exceed the 6th placing of the last Asian Juniors Championship results)

$80

$80

E 1 Youth (Equal or Exceed the 3rd placing of the last SEA Youth Championship results)

$50

$50

SAA Senior Relay Carding

 

 

Meet any of the above SAA Senior Carding status

Double

Double

SAA Junior Relay Carding

 

 

Meet D 1 Carding status

$300

$300

SAA Youth Relay Carding

 

 

Meet E 1Carding Status

$300

$300

Terms and Conditions

  • It is expected that Athletes seeking SAA Carding for 2012/13/14 are preparing for the 2012 SEA Youth Championships, the 2012 Asian Junior Championships, the 2013 SEA Games, the 2013 SEA Youth Championships, the 2013 Asian Championships, the 2014 Asian Junior Championships and the 2014 Asian Games. Carding criteria will be based on the targeted Major Meet of any particular year.
  • Meeting the qualifying mark set by IAAF for Major Meets for Seniors will entitle Athletes to be Carded A2 automatically.
  • Athletes/coaches must execute the “SAA’s Athlete/Coach Agreement” prior to being eligible for the funding*.
  • Payment shall be done quarterly.
  • Carding payment will start from the month the Athlete meets the criteria during any particular Quarter.
  • All carded Athletes are subjected to quarterly review by the SAA’s Training & Selection Committee. If an Athlete’s performance “dips” after 2 quarterly reviews, without valid reason/s, SAA’s Training & Selection Committee may recommend stopping of funding.

* SAA’s Athlete/Coach Agreement

This Agreement will require Athlete/Coach to submit and agree to the following:

1. 2012/13 TRAINING & COMPETITION PLANS & GOALS (TARGETS ETC)
2. ATHLETES AGREEMENT
3. COACHES CODE OF ETHICS
4. CONSENT FORM
5. QUARTERLY SUBMISSION OF PROGRESS REPORTS from 1st Jan 2012 onwards (VIA – ONLINE/FAX/EMAIL/BY HAND) AS FOLLOWS: –

    a. TRAINING TESTING REPORT
    b. INJURY REPORT (if any)
    c. COMPETITION & TRAINING RESULTS
    d. DECLARATION OF WHERE ABOUTS (BOTH FOR TRAINING & COMPETITION;
    AND DURING PERSONAL VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS

SAA Carding explanation

Senior Carding 2012/13

    SAA Senior Carding Criteria for 2012/13 will be based on SEA Games 2011 results. Any athlete who meets the required marks based on his/her results achieved from July 1 2011 onwards will be considered for carding and receive the carding allowance from Jan 1 2012 – June 31 2012.

    SAA Senior Carding 2012/13 will be reviewed on a 6 monthly basis staring on June 30 2011. If any athlete meets the carding requirement again from their Jan 1 2012 – June 30 2012 results, then their carding status will be continued for the next 6 months starting from July 1 2012 – Dec 31 2012. The next review will be on Dec 31 2013.

    If any athlete’s carding status drops within the carding category, both the athletes and coaches will be paid accordingly and if they drop out of the carding status, both their carding allowances will be ceased until they meet the carding requirement again when they will be reinstated and SAA will back pay for the allowance for that Quarter. (January Quarter, April Quarter, July Quarter, October Quarter)

Junior Carding 2012/14

    Carding for Junior Athletes preparing for the Asian Junior 2012 Championships will be based on the 2010 Asian Junior results qualifying mark. Carding for Junior Athletes preparing for the 2014 Asian Junior Championships from 2012 July onwards, will be based on the 2012 Asian Junior Championships results.

    In order to qualify for Junior category carding, Athletes preparing for the Asian Junior Championships, must be age-eligible to compete in the particular Asian Junior Championship. Otherwise they will not be carded under Junior Carding even though they meet the mark.

    SAA Junior Carding Criteria for 2012/14 will be based, first, on the 2010 Asian Junior results. Any athlete who meets the required marks based on his/her results achieved from July 1 2011 onwards will be considered for carding and receive the carding allowance from Jan 1 2012 – June 31 2012. A new set of carding criteria will be released once the 2012 Asian Junior Championships has been completed. These latest results will be used for the 1 July 2012 – 31 Dec 2012 carding. Athletes’ results from 1 Jan 2012 – 30 June 2012 will be considered for carding and they will receive the carding allowance from 1 July 2012 – 31 Dec 2012.

    SAA Junior Carding 2012/14 will be reviewed on a 6 monthly basis staring on June 30 2011. If any athlete meets the new carding requirement again from their Jan 1 2012 – June 30 2012 results, then their carding status will be continued for the next 6 months starting from July 1 2012 – Dec 31 2012. The next review will be on June 30 2013.

    If any athlete’s carding status drops within the carding category, both the athletes and coaches will be paid accordingly and if they drop out of the carding status, both their carding allowance will be ceased until they meet the carding requirement again when they will be reinstated and SAA will back pay the allowance for that Quarter. (January Quarter, April Quarter, July Quarter, October Quarter)

Youth Carding 2012/13

    Carding for Youth Athletes preparing for the SEA Youth Championship 2012 will be based, first, on the 2011 SEA Youth Championship results qualifying mark. Carding for Youth Athletes preparing for the 2013 SEA Youth Championship will be from May 2012 onwards. They will be using the 2012 SEA Youth Championship results as the qualifying mark.

    In order to qualify for Youth category carding, Athletes preparing for the SEA Youth Championship, must be age-eligible to compete in the particular SEA Youth Championship. Otherwise they will not be carded under Youth Carding even though they meet the mark.

    SAA Youth Carding Criteria for 2012/13 is based, first, on the 2011 SEA Youth results. Any athlete who meets the required marks based on their results achieved from July 1 2011 onwards will be considered for carding and receive the carding allowance from Jan 1 2012 – April 30 2012. A new set of carding criteria will take effect once the 2012 SEA Youth Championship has been completed. Athletes’ results from 1 Jan 2012 – 30 April 2012 will be considered for carding and they will receive the carding allowance from 1 May 2012 – 31 Dec 2012.

    These latest results will be used for the 1 May 2012 – 31 Dec 2012 carding phase.
    SAA Youth Carding 2012/13 will be reviewed on a 6 monthly basis starting on June 30 2011. If any athlete meets the new carding requirement again from their Jan 1 2012 – April 30 2012 results, then their carding status will be continued for the next 6 months starting from May 1 2012 – Dec 31 2012. Thereafter, every 6 months there will be a review until Dec 31 2013 with a new set of criteria set after the completion of SEA Youth 2013.

    If any athlete’s carding status drops within the carding category, both the athletes and coaches will be paid accordingly and if they drop out of the carding status, both their carding allowance will be ceased until they meet the carding requirement again when they will be reinstated and SAA will back pay the allowance for that Quarter. (January Quarter, April Quarter, July Quarter, October Quarter)

Limit on carding allowance

    There is no limit as to the amount any coach or athlete can receive in carding allowance. As long as any athlete meets the requirement, both the athlete and coach will be paid.

    However, an athlete will only be eligible for carding in his/her highest category.

Carding Review

    SAA’s carding system will be under review yearly or as when necessary.

    SAA reserves the right to review and amend the qualifying criteria for carding in any Category at any time.

    Athletes will be transferred from Youth to Junior or from Junior to Senior as they cross the age limit. Their carding status will be affected by this transfer. They will have to meet the respective carding criteria for their new Category.

Related Links:
Records Breaking Incentives
SAA Co-Payment Scheme
Sanction Application
National Team selection for overseas meets
National Team entry marks
2012 National Team Selection Criteria
2013 Sea Games Qualifying Marks (PDF)
2012 Asian Junior Qualifying Marks (PDF)
2012 SEA Youth Qualifying Marks (PDF)
2012 Olympics Qualifying Marks (PDF)

7th May 2012
Posted by Sha

In an effort to promote race walking the Race Walking Subcommittee will be organising a series of 6 monthly walking competitions from April to September 2012.

Please contact us if you wish to join this competition.


Details of the Walk


Results


Updates

1st May 2012
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