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Singapore Open to be held at the Sports Hub for the first time

Event set to be final SEA Games qualifier for Team Singapore athletes

19 March 2015 – The 77th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2015 will be held at the Singapore Sports Hub for the first time in history on the weekend of 28 and 29 March from 9am to 6pm and will be open to the public for free.

The championship will boast an array of Singapore’s top Track & Field athletes and one exciting battle will be the men’s and women’s sprint events where the likes of Calvin Kang, Shanti Veronica Pereira and Gary Yeo are gunning for individual glory and also Southeast Asian Games qualification.

189 overseas participants including Asian Athletics Championships and SEA Games medallists will be on show to challenge our local stars across 39 events.

Some notable names that will be gracing the event are 2013 SEA Games Women 100m hurdles gold medallist Dedeh Erwawati, East Asian Games long jump gold medallist Kang Sang-Su from South Korea, Philippines’ multiple SEA Games medallist Rene Herrera in the Steeplechase and also Hong Kong’s quarter mile specialist Christy Lam.

National Men’s relay team member Calvin Kang said, “This Singapore Open is going to be unique for me. I’ve trained inside the Sports Hub a few times and having watched a few football matches there, I can’t wait to get down to the track to compete.”

“Another reason is because unlike other SEA Games that we’ve been to, we only train once or twice at the competition venue but this time out, we get to train and compete at the Sports Hub which gives us an added advantage in knowing the track conditions. I’m going to soak up the experience from the Singapore Open and translate it into my performance for the SEA Games in June.””

While the competition is stiff down on the track, Sports Hub and Singapore Athletics (SA) organisers are just as excited to use the Singapore Open as a test bed to prepare for the 2015 SEA Games that will be held at the same venue in June this year.

SA President Mr. Tang Weng Fei said, “This will be the 77th time we hold the Singapore Open and having been involved in the championships of yesteryears, this one will be extra special for my team and also the rest of the athletics family.”

“We will be competing for the first time in the majestic Sports Hub and this should give our athletes the extra motivation to go for glory and seal a piece of history in the record books. The Mondo X track in the National Stadium is made for fast running so we can expect good timings and fantastic races throughout the weekend.”

“It is also crucial for us to use the Singapore Open to gain experience in event organising at the National Stadium, and understand any possible organisational matters before the SEA Games in June 2015. The SA officials and volunteers will be out in full force and I am confident that together as one, we can make this event a huge success. We hope Singaporeans from all walks of life come down and enjoy a weekend of fantastic track & field action!”

With many successful sporting and entertainment events since the inauguration of the Singapore Sports Hub, Sportshub Pte Ltd’s Chief Operating Officer Mr. Oon Jin Teik is excited to welcome the Track & Field fraternity to be part of the family.

“Track and field is a sport which has a long history and tradition in Singapore. The Singapore Sports Hub is a world class sports, entertainment and lifestyle venue which must inspire our athletes to perform and to keep pushing themselves to the limits. The Singapore Sports Hub is proud to be the competition home for our athletes and we hope that this will be the venue where their dreams are fulfilled, where champions are born, and where Singaporeans turn up in force to support our home-grown athletes,” said Mr Oon.


20th Mar 2015
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Yow, Carissa Ashley


Adding to the office of Singapore Athletics (SA), Carissa Ashley Yow joins SA after graduating from Nanyang Polytechnic in Sport & Wellness Management. An athlete herself for the past 12-years, Carissa brings with her the youthful energy to the Events team. Explaining her decision to join us, Carissa says, “I am passionate in the pursuit of sporting excellence and joining Singapore Athletics will provide me with an opportunity to understand the local athletics landscape – the spectators, sponsors and organisers”. Welcome onboard Carissa!

20th Mar 2015
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Damon Yong


Singapore Athletics (SA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Damon Yong as the Association’s Deputy General Manager. Damon joins SA after serving as Director (Operations) at the Singapore Environment Council from August 2012 to January 2015.

He joined SA mainly because of his desire to contribute a lot more to the sports sector which he is deeply passionate about and is destined for a period of hyper growth.

His role at the SEC involves the overall strategy and marketing of the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS), the oldest and most recognised eco-label in the region. He was also involved in the marketing and promotion of other eco-labels and awards programmes such as the Project: Eco-Office, School Green Awards (SGA), Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards (SEAA) and Asian Environmental Journalism Awards (AEJA). Damon was also heavily involved in all sponsorships matter for the SEC.

He joined the SEC after spending five years at the former Singapore Sports Council (now known as Sport Singapore), Singapore’s lead government agency tasked with developing a holistic sports culture for the nation. He was involved in sports development and management under the Sports Development Group and was also appointed the Head of Airport Services for the 1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009, a multi-sports event organised by the Singapore Sports Council and the Ministry of Education. His primary task as head of Airport Services during the 1st AYG 2009 was to ensure that the 1300 guests from 43 participating nations were warmly welcomed to Singapore.

Prior to this, he had more than a decade in sales, business development, relationship management and marketing in various industries such as finance, public and engineering.

Damon graduated from the Nanyang Technological University, majoring in Applied Economics with a Minor in Marketing and in his leisure time, enjoys sports, reading and music.

Join us in welcoming Damon onboard Team SA!

20th Mar 2015
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Date: 23-24 May 2015

Tentative Travel dates : 21-24th May 2015

Venue: Olympic Sports Centre Stadium, Macau

Organizer: Association of Athletics Macau


  • 22 May - 6-7pm, Team Manager meeting
  • 23 May - 4-9pm, Competition
  • 24 May - 8:30am to 8pm, Competition

Contested events:

Men Women
100m 100m
200m 200m
400m 400m
1500m 800m
110mH 4x100m
4x100m Shot Put
Shot Put Long Jump
Long Jump High Jump
Triple Jump  
High Jump  

Selection of overseas meet


Please submit your interest by 10th April 2015.

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 SA 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:
2012 edition

TM/Coach: Chu Seow Beng

Athletes: 4 (3 male & 1 female)


You can download the full results here.


Mark Name Age Venue Date
1:42.32 Joel Koh 18 Nomi, Japan 15-Mar-2015 11/12pos, SB PB
1:51:31 Sim Soo Chye Edmund 32 Nomi, Japan 15-Mar-2015 12/12pos, SB
1:54:31 Dong De Xin 18.0 Nomi, Japan 15-Mar-2015 10/10pos, SB PB


Mark Name Age Venue Date
2:14:33 Tan, Natalie 17 Nomi, Japan 15-Mar-2015 8/8pos, SB PB


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Accurate as of 12 March:

Courtesy of Heinrich Hubbeling
-Statistician for IAAF and ASIAN AA-
-Editor of ASIAN ATHLETICS RANKINGS-publications-

Related links:
Asian AA website

19th Mar 2015
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As below:

Awaiting ratification:

  • Dipna Lim-Prasad 400m Hurdles Women 14-Jan-15 59.86 – Sydney Track Classic / Sydney Olympic Park National Record Women
  • Eugenia Tan Yan Ning Long Jump Women 14-Jan-15 5.71 0.5m/s Series 3 / Home of Athletics Nat Jr & equal U23 Women
  • Chan, Xue Rou, Cheryl 3000m Steeplechase Women 14-Jan-15 12:12.57 – Series 3 / Home of Athletics National & U23 Women
17th Mar 2015
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