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Extended to 21st February, Saturday & new events added as below.

swift-open-2015

    Date: Saturday 28 February 15 (DAY 1) and Sunday 1 March 15 (DAY 2)

    Venue: Toa Payoh Stadium

    Entry Form: Download it here

Please forward your queries/entry forms to this email: [email protected]

Upon filling up the form and forward to above email id: and Please save file with your school name (eg-SWIFT PRIMARY) and Email Subject: (E.G SWIFTPRISCHOOL ENTRY)

with several pages if more than one category and gender rather than more than one attachment per form. When we open your file we can refer all your entries.

Startlist and all events details will be uploaded in our website www.swiftaa.com and SAA website by 25/2/15

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Updates


Info

Date: 15th – 16th May 2015

Venue: Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei City, Taiwan

Organizer: Chinese Taipei Athletics Association

Participating events:

Men

Women

100m

100m

200m

200m

400m

400m

800m

800m

1500m

1500m

5000m

5000m

110mH

100mH

400mH

400mH

3000msc

3000msc

4x100m

4x100m

4x400m

4x400m

Pole Vault

Pole Vault

High Jump

High Jump

Long Jump

Long Jump

Triple Jump

Triple Jump

Shot Put

Shot Put

Discus Throw

Discus Throw

Javelin Throw

Javelin Throw

Hammer Throw

Hammer Throw


Selection of overseas meet

NOTE: REGISTRATION/PARTICIPATION CRITERIA IS SUBJECTED TO CHANGES BY THE ORGANIZER.

Please submit your interest by 31 March 2015, Tuesday.

Please adhere to the following selection policy and criteria:

Note: Overseas meet request are for Open invitational meets and not encompass qualifying meets such as SEA Youth, Asian Junior, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games.

    Calling all athletes who are interested to compete in overseas competitions that SAA has been invited.

    Please submit your intention to SAA once the overseas meet information and window is open as soon as possible or 5 days before the final entry closing date.

    Based on the quota given by organiser (on a meet by meet basis), SAA is willing to send any Singaporean Athlete who meets or betters the SEA Games 2013 bronze medal benchmark (3rd placing of 2013 Sea Games).

    If the quota is not met based on the number of athletes selected and confirmed, any Singaporean Athlete who is 5% or less from the SEA Games 2013 bronze medal benchmark, will also be nominated. All these athletes will be ranked and the cut off will be the quota number invited. If the quota has been reached and if you are still keen to compete, SAA is willing to co-pay with you at 50% of the flight tickets and if you meet or better the bronze medal benchmark, SAA will reimburse you the fees paid.

    For any other athletes who are 6-10% off the 3rd placing of the SEA Games 2013 and are keen to compete, SAA will, on a case by case basis endorse you to be part of the team but you will have to bear the full costs of the air ticket and room and board stipulated by the organiser. Upon achieving the qualifying mark or better, SAA will reimburse the full amount to you.

    Only 2 Athletes per country are allowed to be entered per event. If more than 2 athletes meet the bronze medal benchmark, the top 2 ranked athletes according to the qualifying window period will be nominated as well.

    All SAA sanctioned competition results will be considered for nomination.

    All athletes who are nominated and selected will have to attend all Team Training, Briefing & Camps.

    SAA reserves the right to drop any qualified Athlete if the Athlete is deemed unfit to perform at a competitive level.

SAA uses IAAF Scoring Tables of Athletics for its selection criteria. Links to the 2014 edition is as below:


Related Links

Taiwan Open Athletics Championships 2013
Taiwan Open Athletics Championships 2012
Taiwan Open Athletics Championships 2011

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mok ying rong

22-year-old Mok Ying Rong won the Taipei Standard Chartered Marathon 2015 for the 20-29 age category.

Her 1:25:37 results was 6th fastest overall for the women categories.

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Mok Ying Rong half-marathon SB

  • 2015 – 1:25:37, Taipei Marathon
  • 2014 – 1:25:31, Blackmores Half Marathon
  • 2013 – 1:36:39, Sundown Marathon
  • 2012 – 1:31:42.65, SAFRA Bay Run & Army Half Marathon

File photo.

13th Feb 2015
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zaki sapari

Intro written by Yazeen Buhari & Kelvin Leong.

“Hey Zaki our friend, you’re not forgotten”

On 14th February last year, the Singapore Athletics family received a piece of news none of us wanted to believe. Our dear friend Md. Zaki Sapari passed away in a road accident.

One year on, we are still reeling from the loss but we take comfort in the smiles that shine through brightly whenever we share our memories of him with one another.

A bright Singapore hurdling talent who was destined for greatness, Zaki was the record holder for the men’s national junior 400 metres hurdles (53.51 seconds) and was definitely on track to lower his timing in his bid to conquer the national record of 52.3 seconds.

He would have been 23-years-old this year and instead of mourning the loss of our brother, we want to celebrate his life. The way he lived it. Fast, focused and always humble.

Singapore Athletics Association (SAA) president Mr Tang Weng Fei said:

“I remember Zaki as a very humble young man. Always had a ready smile on his face but when he lined up on the track, he was a professional athlete who was destined for big things. One year on, we continue to remember this young man, a budding athlete, a good friend and most definitely a person who will stay etched in the memories of the Singapore athletics family for the rest of time.”

Vice President (Training & Selection), Mr. C Kunalan, recalls,

“I watched him a couple of times in training and competition. An amazing potential I told myself. Thank you Zaki for the memories. I look at the hurdle and I think of you”.

Mr. Loh Chan Pew, SAA’s Vice President (Competitions Organising) and also the former coach of Zaki, vividly remembers the extraordinary talent that he possessed. Proud of his prodigy, Mr. Loh said,

“A fine young man who excelled both on and off the track and one whose exemplary conduct was liked by his peers and even his rivals on track. One year on since we said our last goodbyes to Zaki, yet his memories are still etched in my mind especially so when I am on the track where I used to train him”.

The Singapore Athletics family will also be holding a minute of applause in memory of Md Zaki Sapari at the Series 2 this Saturday and we will also have a banner for competitors to pen their fond memories of our beloved brother.

The banner will then be presented to Zaki’s parents to show that the whole fraternity is with them.

Please use hashtag #RememberingZakiSapari for all Zaki Sapari related post on social media platforms.

Related links:
In loving memory of our beloved friend, Md. Zaki Sapari

13th Feb 2015
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series-2-2015-Poster v2

Accurate as of 13 February, 12pm:

LIVE results at https://www.singaporeathletics.org.sg/results/s2-2015

The Singapore Athletics family will also be holding a minute of applause in memory of Md Zaki Sapari at the Series 2 this Saturday and we will also have a banner for competitors to pen their fond memories of our beloved brother. The banner will then be presented to Zaki’s parents to show that the whole fraternity is with them.

Related links:
2015 SAA Track and Field Series 2 page

13th Feb 2015
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(Pic credit: Ashley Liew)

Written by Kelvin Leong.

With the local running community eagerly awaiting his result, Singapore marathoner Ashley Liew kept faith in his ability and ran a personal best timing of 2hr 32min 12sec over 42km at the New Orleans Marathon to put himself into contention for a spot in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games. And all this he attributes to a certain iron lady whom he knows is proud of his achievements.

Soh Rui Yong clocked a 2hr 26min 1sec timing at the California International Marathon in December 2014 and has qualified to be one of two runners to represent Singapore at the 2015 SEA Games while Singapore athletics’ golden boy Mok Ying Ren, who is the defending champion of the SEA Games marathon event, has yet to clock a qualifying time this year.

Despite the uncertainty of whether he will be at the marquee event come June on home soil – Liew will not make the cut if Mok manages to run a better timing before the qualifying window officially closes at the end of March 2015 – Liew is still thankful for all that has happened over the course of the past few months.

He said: “It will be an immense goal to represent Singapore in front of family and friends and shoot for a medal. It is so important a target that I would be willing to take a full school term off from school to train full-time should I qualify which would delay graduation and interrupt continuous care of my patients. However, the bigger and more important goal in the longer term is qualifying for the 2020 Olympics.”

Despite his obvious talent for competitive running, the slender 56kg running machine we see now wasn’t always as fit during his school days when he tipped the scale at 80kg.

“I was overweight from Secondary School through National Service. My first school Co-Curricular Activity was canoeing and dragon boat at Junior College, which was one of the only sports that accepted students without prior sporting background.

“During the course of strenuous canoeing training, I found some joy in run training. Believing we had the sufficient endurance base, some of us signed up for our first marathon, the 2004 Singapore Marathon. I chugged to the finish in 4h29m34s. Despite the agony and challenges during the race, I was hooked.” added Liew.

While his passion for the sport was obvious, it took a chain of events back in 2008 that turned him from a budding potential to one of Singapore’s top marathoners.

He enthusiastically exclaimed: “My world was dramatically turned upside down when I met my first and current running coach a couple weeks after my 3h34m14s at the 2008 Singapore Marathon. Coach Rameshon Murugiah was hired by the Singapore Management University Track and Field Club at the time.”

“At that moment, I thought I was at the pinnacle of my short-term running career. I was wrong. Under his structured training and mental guidance, in less than one year, my marathon personal best went from 3h34m14s to 2h51m22s, finishing runner-up local at the 2009 Singapore Marathon.”

Liew who managed his personal best last month in the United States to put himself into contention, will now have to wait till the end of the qualifying window to know if he will be one of two marathoners gunning for SEA Games glory but the 28-year-old reckons holding up the Singapore flag in New Orleans will already go down in personal memory as one of the defining moments of his running journey.

“My proudest moment was being presented the Singapore flag after emerging runner-up at the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon on 25th January, after running a 2h32m12s personal best (beating my previous by 3m27s). It was not an individual moment but a shared experience with God, mother, coach, family, and close friends.”

And as if qualification is not enough of a motivation factor, Liew was quick to point out who he thinks of whenever he is pounding the gravel beneath his feet one step at a time.

He declared: “I have a small immediate family with just my father in Singapore. My mother passed away in 2010 and she has always been the biggest influence on my life. She was always a soft spoken but a staunch supporter of all my endeavours, supporting me at races as far away as the 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Florida. I believe I have taken on a lot of her qualities since her passing, especially humility and a sense of quiet determination, so a big part of my running is in memory of her.”

While it is not certain if Liew will be donning the Singapore flag on his chest come June at the homecoming SEA Games, it is clear that the man will always pride himself as a true blue Singaporean who runs every race with the belief that he is running for the people he love, the country he honours and a personal determination to always, always give his best and nothing less.

8th Feb 2015
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Filed under Announcements, Records

As below:

Awaiting ratification:

  • Tin, Shu Min 20KM walk (R) Women 31-Jan-15 1:58:26 – Asian 20km C’ship Selection Trial National Record Women
  • Phua, Jasmin Girls Discus Throw (1kg) U15 25-Jan-15 32.59m – Kallang Practice Track U15 Girls
  • Yee Chun Wai, Eric Boys Discus Throw (1.5kg) Youth 25-Jan-15 51.19m – Kallang Practice Track U17 Boys
1st Feb 2015
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