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Chong-Weng-Teng-DP

Name: Chong Weng Teng

Height: 173cm

Weight: 73kg

Date of Birth: 18 December 1997 (18yrs)

Personal Best(s): 52.66m (Men javelin, 2015 Series 1)

Career Highlight(s): 4th for SEA Youth Athletics Championships 2014
1st for National Inter-school Track and Field Championships 2015

Q) What are your hopes, dream and target this SEA Games?

To get a new personal best, and hopefully break the National Junior Record (Currently stands at 55.19m).

Q) How’s your preparation for the SEA Games?

I’ve been spending most of my time recovering from a back injury sustained during Nationals, but overall I’m training hard to maintain my performance.

Q) What are some of the biggest challenges in your sports career so far leading to SEA Games and your athletics career?

One of the biggest hurdles I’ve faced is the fact that I’m not as experienced as other older and better competitors, especially due to the fact that I’ve only been in Track and Field for only 4 years.

Q) How did you specialise in your particular event? Why this event, what’s the attraction?

I actually joined the javelin throw because my school had a lack of throwers for Nationals, and also because I could not represent the school in Rugby, which was my former CCA for 2 years since the start of Secondary School, hence I had nothing to lose. However, I really started enjoying the sport and saw its appeal after seeing good improvements in my distances. The desire to throw further was addictive.

Q) Who is your coach, tell us more about him/her. Also a mention of your previous coaches.

My coach is Akid Chong, probably the best Malaysian thrower who lives in Singapore. He has a PB of slightly over 64m and to me, he’s a beast. More importantly, he’s a very knowledgeable and patient coach and one of the main reasons why I was able to see a huge improvement in my distance from the end of J1, when he joined, to J2. Without his guidance, I definitely cannot perform as well as I can today.

My secondary school coach, Coach Fok, also contributed immensely to my performance. Although he is old, he was down-to-earth and made training very enjoyable with his humour even though there were not many throwers. He was also extremely encouraging and helped set my foundations right for the Javelin throw ever since the start of Sec 3. I always try to strive to do him proud.

Q) Do you take care of your nutrition and diet? Your opinion on supplements and food.

Meat is king of all foods. Though I’m definitely not as disciplined as other athletes in my diet, I try my best to eat clean and avoid junk food. I do not rely on supplements to get my nutrients.

Q) Aside from athletics, what else interest you? You could say the other part of your life beyond athletics.

I’m a huge fan of football and good food, but life beyond athletics revolves mostly around studies for the time being. Training is a means of escape.

Q) How do you fit in your training/competing with your family and studies/work?

It can sometimes be a challenge to juggle both my work in JC as well as my training. However, I try to remain disciplined in achieving my goal and to give my best in everything. Hopefully, things will fall into place.

My parents are very encouraging with regards to my sport so that helps a lot.

Q) Share with the readers, some aspects of your training regime.

I train 3-4 times a week all year round. During off-season, I place the emphasis on strength by going to the gym and throwing plenty of medicine balls 2-3 times a week. As season approaches, I shift the emphasis to speed, explosiveness and technique, working on strength once a week and throwing for the remaining few sessions.

Technique remains at the pinnacle of importance for me. Sprints and box jumps are necessary exercises too. But I don’t run laps around the track for training and only do so to warm up. Conversely, stretching should be done every training, before and after. I used to overlook the huge importance of flexibility in throws.

Q) What are your long term athletics goals?

I hope to break the National Record one day, as well as compete in the SEA Games again with a few of my friends who share similar aspirations, be it locally or internationally.

Q) What advice do you have for young aspiring athletes?

Always have fun. If training seems like a chore, you’re in the wrong sport.

Photo credit: Danny Toh & SportsSG

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Noelle-Lee-DP

Name: Noelle Lee Xue Ngoh

Height: 161cm

Weight: 44kg

Date of Birth: 19 Nov 1994 (21yrs)

Personal Best(s): 59.19s (400m women, 2015 SG Open)

Career Highlight(s): First time representing Singapore after 5 years. Highlight 5 years ago when I’m still running would be SEA Junior at Ho Chi Minh City, 3rd in 4 x 400M relay.

Q) What are your hopes, dream and target this SEA Games?

Competing on home soil is a dream come true for me and I hope every athlete can excel in their events. For myself, my target in this SEA Games is to give my all and do my coach proud.

Q) How’s your preparation for the SEA Games?

Everything is good and I should be able to reach my peak during SEA Games.

Q) What are some of the biggest challenges in your sports career so far leading to SEA Games and your athletics career?

The biggest challenge would be making sacrifices and be committed during the journey to prepare myself for SEA Games.

Q) How did you specialise in your particular event? Why this event, what’s the attraction?

I started out in 100M and 200M event but my coach decided to change my specialisation event to 400M because of my built. 400M is a very interesting race because a race plan will play a big role in the timing an athlete will do.

For the relay, it is every sprinter’s dream to be in the relay team as this event shows not just how fast each individual can run but the bonds they have with one another in the team.

Q) Who is your coach, tell us more about him/her. Also a mention of your previous coaches.

I have been training under my current coach, Muthukumaran for 2 years. He was a former 400M sprinter and he coaches me based on his training and competition experience. My previous coach, Tham Kin Loong is the root of my running career. He is a former 400M Hurdler and has also represented Singapore in his hey-days. My passion for running started off with him and he always inspired me to become a successful athlete.

Q) Do you take care of your nutrition and diet? Your opinion on supplements and food.

I will try to stick into a healthy diet, fulfilling at least 3 meals a day with a well proportion of CARBS, proteins, fats and iron.

Q) Aside from athletics, what else interest you? You could say the other part of your life beyond athletics.

Anything fun interest me.

Q) How do you fit in your training/competing with your family and studies/work?

I will spend my Tuesday and Thursday with my family, having a simple dinner together when I’ve ended my school and gym training. I will also squeeze in time to complete my assignment after school while waiting for training to start at 6pm. On my weekends, I will spend my time with my loved one.

Q) Share with the readers, some aspects of your training regime.

I train 3 times a week on the track. As a 400M runner, I focus a lot on speed training because I react better with it. I will also have 2 gym sessions every week. Intensity depends on my season.

Q) What are your long term athletics goals?

There isn’t any long term athletics goals for me. I will continue running and competing so long as I can do it, I will.

Q) What advice do you have for young aspiring athletes?

Character get one out of bed to start running with heart, commitments allow one to keep striving even if it requires one to make sacrifices and discipline keep one going despite facing hurdles. So, to all young aspiring athletes, dream without work results to nightmare. And, having a good character, being committed and disciplined is very important.

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Eugenia-Tan

Name: Eugenia Tan Yan Ning

Height: 170cm

Weight: 62kg

Date of Birth: 26 Feb 1996 (19yrs)

Personal Best(s): 5.71m 0.5m/s (Women Long Jump, 2015 Series 3)

Career Highlight(s): Joint holder for the women 4x100m open record

Below is an extract of interview

Q) What are your hopes, dream and target this SEA Games?

My target for SEA Games this year will be for the 4 x 100m event to break the National Record and it will be a bonus if we get a medal. For the Long Jump, I will like to aim to break the National Record (5.86m) or be the first female athlete to do a 6 metres jump.

Q) How’s your preparation for the SEA Games?

Doing a lot of technical work to improve our relay passes and to improve my jumps. And a lot of Strength and Conditioning work to make sure that the muscles are strong and powerful for SEA Games.

Q) What are some of the biggest challenges in your sports career so far leading to SEA Games and your athletics career?

It is to have a balance for everything. As I’m in my last year of Polytechnic, there are projects that needs to be done. Having training sessions and classes all in a day is very tiring physically and mentally. And to spend enough time with my family and friends with the packed schedules that I have.

Q) How did you specialise in your particular event? Why this event, what’s the attraction?

I started this event because few years back I went over to Germany for a training camp, the coach there say I’ve potential of becoming a jumper and at that time, I felt that I need a change from sprint that I have been doing for years. The attraction about this event is not about how fast you run but how long you can “hang” in the air for that is what makes the differences in the distances.

For the relay, it is every sprinter’s dream to be in the relay team as this event shows not just how fast each individual can run but the bonds they have with one another in the team.

Q) Who is your coach, tell us more about him/her. Also a mention of your previous coaches.

My current coach is Coach Katrina Hall; she is a coach from the US. She is a very technical coach; she likes to get the basics right before moving on to something harder.

And before Coach Katrina, I was under Coach Margaret for Sprints. Coach Margaret is all about the speed and how she can use technologies to help us improve on our speed.

Q) Do you take care of your nutrition and diet? Your opinion on supplements and food.

To be honest, I don’t really have a controlled diet. Mainly because my meals are served in Singapore Sports School so I just have to eat what is served. But I do cut down on junk foods as the competition period approaches. Other than that, I don’t really take care of my diet. And I believe that supplements are not necessary for us as if we eat right, all the nutrition will come from the food we consume.

Q) Aside from athletics, what else interest you? You could say the other part of your life beyond athletics.

Good music interests me because when I listen to it, it will be able to either help me relax and clear my mind or it can pump me up for competition or training.

Q) How do you fit in your training/competing with your family and studies/work?

I think time management and planning plays a very big part in this. In order to have time for everything, you will need to plan how you want to spend your time at every aspect. For the weekdays, i just have to follow a timetable my school has planned out for me. As for the weekends, that’s when you need to know what your priority and how you plan everything so that everyone is satisfied.

Q) Share with the readers, some aspects of your training regime.

I train at least 8 times a week. For Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, i will do speed training. For Tuesdays and Thursdays, i will do technical training in the morning and Strength and Conditioning in the afternoon. For Saturdays, I will head over to Kallang Practice Track for relay training.

Q) What are your long term athletics goals?

My goal is to be able to qualify into major games like Olympics to represent Singapore and not through wild card.

Q) What advice do you have for young aspiring athletes?

If you choose to take this path of life, you need to know that it is not an easy route but as long as you are determined and always hungry to achieve more, you will get there one day.

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21st-Asian-Athletics-Championships-2015

Updates


Info

Date: 3-7 June 2015

Venue: Wuhan Sports Center , Wuhan City, China

Organizer: Asian Athletics Association

Events:

Male
Events Contested
Female
100m
200m
400m
800m
1500m
5000m
10000m
100mH
110mH
400mH
3000m SC
4x100m
4x400m
High Jump
Long Jump
Triple Jump
Pole Vault
Shot Put
Discus
Hammer
Javelin
Decathlon
Heptathlon

Selection criteria

2015-asian-athletic-cship
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Any enquiries please contact at sdp@singaporeathletics.org.sg.

    a. By AAA invitation which is limited to a quota per country. SA will use the following criteria:

      i. 6th Placing of Asian Championship 2013

      ii. Unless otherwise stipulated *

    b. If only 2 Athletes per country are allowed per event and more than 2 Athletes meet the qualifying mark, a final run/jump/throw-off trial will be held before the EBN date.

      i. The trial date will be announced once SA receives the EBN.

      ii. For the relays the best 8 on-form Athletes will be nominated. A final run-off will be conducted before the EBN date to select the final 5/6 relay runners.

    c. Only events run with legal wind speed will be used for nomination. An exception will be made if the qualifying mark was set under illegal wind speed. Performances under similar wind speed will be accepted for nomination and final selection.

    d. SA reserves the right to drop any Athlete who has qualified if he/she is deemed unfit to perform at a competitive level at the Championships.


Related links:
2013 edition
2011 edition

Courtesy of SSSC & RJCAT:

Divisional Champions:

  • A-Boys – Hwa Chong Institution
  • B-Boys – Singapore Sports School
  • C-Boys – Hwa Chong Institution
  • A-Girls – Hwa Chong Institution
  • B-Girls – Cedar Girls’ Sec School
  • C-Girls – Cedar Girls’ Sec School

Media files

Related links:
Official webpage
SAA page on Nat Sch

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TimeTronics
TimeTronics

Some photos post Singapore Open, with full-time staff and volunteers making the event a success.

TSR Volunteers
TSR Volunteers

Onwards to a successful SEA Games after the test event.

If you wish to become our volunteers, please contact email@singaporeathletics.org.sg

Photo credit: Henry Ong

26th Apr 2015

Courtesy of SSSC & RJCAT:

Due to the inclement weather, the remaining 6 events of the 4x400m was postponed and re-schedule on 24th April at Singapore Sports School.

  • Schedule to be posted soon

Related links:
Official webpage
SAA page on Nat Sch

Vanessa-Lee-Ying-Zhuang
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Another record that fell on the second final day of the National Inter-School was the girls’ 2000 metres steeplechase event.

Victoria Junior College’s Vanessa Lee Ying Zhuang crossed the finish line in 8:00.94 minutes.

Not only the 17-year-old erased the competition Championship record of 8:06.58 minutes by Wan Zahrah but also the women National Junior and Youth Best Performance record.

The previous mark for the National Junior was 8:05.25 minutes held by Lin Cui Wen Yvonne established in 2010 at the 3rd All-Comers.

While the previous Youth Best Performance record was 8:19.25 minutes by Seow Yun Yun established in 2011 at the National Inter-School.

The VJC student athlete is currently coached by Tan Yew Hwee.

Vanessa’s record is pending ratification by SA.

lynette
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Victoria Junior College’s Lim, Enxuan Lynette once again jumped into the Singapore records history book yesterday at the A division girls’ triple jump event at the National Inter-Schools competition.

The 18-year-old hop, step and jumped 11.94 metres with a legal wind-aided windspeed of 1.4m/s.

She erased her own women National record in the event which previously stood at 11.89 metres established at last edition of National Inter-Schools in 2014.

Lynette’s 11.94 metres effort apart from the National record, it is also a National Junior, Under-23 and Under-19 records.

Included in the upcoming Team Singapore athletics squad for the SEA Games, Lynette has the potential to become the first Singapore women athlete jump beyond 12 metres in the triple jump event.

She is currently coached by Mr. John Seem.

HER RECORD PROGRESSION

  • 11.94m 1.4m/s – 20 Apr 2015, Nat Sch Bukit Gombak stadium
  • 11.89m 1.2 m/s – 10 Apr 2014, Nat Sch CCK Stadium
  • 11.79m 0.0 m/s – 9 Apr 2013, Nat Sch CCK Stadium

Record is pending ratification by SA.

21st Apr 2015
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