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Date: 4-5 Sep, 1993

Venue Singapore Polytechnic Sports Complex

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Description: The 55th Singapore Open Track & Field Championship was held 4-5 September 1993 at the Singapore Polytechnic Sports Complex at Dover Road. The 2-day event attracted about 400 competitors (150 was locals) from 11 countries such as Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Chinese Taipei and Thailand. The meet saw 5 C’ships records and 2 All-Comers records (See attached). The stadium was filled on both days, some 800 spectators came down on each seperate days. Japan came out tops with 29 medals followed by Thailand with 17 medals. S’pore finished fourth place with 14 medals, of which 2 golds was achieved.

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Shanti Veronica Pereira

Shanti Veronica Pereira will be running her 200m women heats at Beijing IAAF World C’ships later at 7:43pm (SG time), Wed 26 Aug.

She’s chalked in for Heat 5, Lane 4.

The start list: https://www.iaaf.org/competi…

Take note, log online then, subscribe to cable and support her!

Use hashtag #GoShantiGo

DAY 2 – 23 AUG

20 Kilometres Race Walk men
1 Miguel Ángel López ESP 1:19:14 PB
2 Zhen Wang CHN 1:19:29
3 Benjamin Thorne CAN 1:19:57 NR

Hammer Throw men
1 Pawel Fajdek POL 80.88
2 Dilshod Nazarov TJK 78.55
3 Wojciech Nowicki POL 78.55

Shot Put men
1 Joe Kovacs USA 21.93
2 David Storl GER 21.74
3 O’Dayne Richards JAM 21.69 NR

100 Metres men Wind -0.5
1 Usain Bolt JAM 9.79 SB
2 Justin Gatlin USA 9.80
3 Trayvon Bromell USA 9.92
3 Andre De Grasse CAN 9.92 PB
5 Mike Rodgers USA 9.94 0.139
6 Tyson Gay USA 10.00 0.128
7 Asafa Powell JAM 10.00 0.144
8 Jimmy Vicaut FRA 10.00 0.170
9 Bingtian Su CHN 10.06

DAY 1 – 22 AUG

10,000 Metres men
1 Mohamed Farah GBR 27:01.13
2 Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor KEN 27:01.76
3 Paul Kipngetich Tanui KEN 27:02.83

Shot Put women
1 Christina Schwanitz GER 20.37
2 Lijiao Gong CHN 20.30
3 Michelle Carter USA 19.76

Marathon men
1 Ghirmay Ghebreslassie ERI 2:12:28
2 Yemane Tsegay ETH 2:13:08 SB
3 Munyo Solomon Mutai UGA 2:13:30

Opening ceremony

Posted by Sha






COURSE CONTENT : IAAF Technical Rules of Track and Field Events

COURSE DATES : 7 & 8 October (2hr written exam on 13 Oct)

TIME : 9am – 5pm

VENUE : HOA & Blackbox Auditorium.

CLOSING DATE : Monday, 7 September 5.00 pm (Both payment, online application and relevant certificates must be submitted by stated closing date and time)




CERTIFICATION : The IAAF TOECS Level 1 Certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

ATTENDANCE : 100% Attendance


  • Provide participants with the theoretical and practical training to make technical officials competent to officiate at local, regional, national and exceptionally, at international competitions held within their country.
  • Identify and develop competence in basic officiating skills
  • Provide an understanding of the role and develop the qualities and competence of a Technical Official
  • Provide an introduction to an understanding of the IAAF Competition Rules
  • Encourage, improve and verify appropriate interpretation and application of the IAAF Competition Rules by Technical Officials
  • Provide an introduction to the basics of competition management
  • Help Identify Candidates for TOECS Level II
  • Foster the ethical and moral development of Technical Officials.


Candidates must fulfill the following criteria before being accepted on a TOECS Level 1 Course

  • Candidates must be at least 16 years old and have an interest in athletics
  • They must be able to read, write and converse in the language in which the course is to be conducted.
  • Candidates must be physically fit for their assigned role. This does not exclude individuals with disabilities from participating from the courses.
  • Compulsory to attend all classes punctually and throughout the duration of the course (100% attendance).



    There will be a theory exam on Tuesday 13 October 2015 from 5pm to 7pm. Venue to be re-confirmed.


    Students who achieve 50% and above in the written paper will have to officiate at four (4) SA Meets by end of March 2016, preferably at the following events:

    (1) Inter-Club Meets (24 & 25 Oct 2015)
    (2) Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (6 Dec 2015)
    (3) 2016 SA Series 1
    (4) SA X-Country 2016


    Upon completion of the 4 SA Meets candidates will be awarded the SA TOECS National Certificate. Certification in this course allows you to officiate in events sanctioned by SA or direct SA events, as well as offers you an advantage towards upgrading to more advance technical official courses.

How to get to Blackbox Auditorium

Take the circle line and stop at Stadium Mrt. Exit from Exit A and walk straight till you see the Singapore Sports Museum/Visitors Centre (black building) on your left. The auditorium is inside the visitor centre building.

Related links:
2015 March
2014 course
2012 course
2011 course
2010 course

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Singapore Athletics would like to invite coaches to apply for the upcoming following coaching course to be held in the States.

Coaches please submit your application and resume to SAA latest by 15 Sep 2015.

PDF You can download this page in pdf here.

Course Info

Date: December 6-12, 2015

Venue: IMG Academy – Bradenton, FL, USA

Certification: Upon completion of the USATF/IAAF Academy coaches will receive an IAAF Level V diploma and USATF Level 3 certification.

Official website: https://www.usatf.org/Resources…

Applications: Candidates will be notified of their status within ten (10) business days of receiving the application by USATF. The IAAF/USATF Academy course is designed to be a small classroom environment (maximum enrollment of 30 qualified coaches) with limited enrollment.

Lesson: The school is a six day intensive classroom and laboratory setting.

  1. The IAAF Academy contains 55 hours of contact time in classroom lectures, laboratory practicum, and demonstrations.
  2. Three individual projects are required by each student for completion of course.
  3. The course projects are valued at 100 points, and the student must receive a grade of 70 points to pass the course.


  • A complete daily schedule will be provided online by October 1, 2015.
  • The Academy will open Sunday, December 6, 2015, with registration from 3-4 pm.
  • The opening session will begin at 4:30pm.
  • The Academy will end on Saturday, December 12, 2015 by 12 noon.
  • All checkout must be completed by 1:00pm.


  • 19 Aug – Course posted & application opens.
  • 15 Sep – Deadline to submit your application.
  • 30 Sep – Announcement of coaches selected by SA nominated for the course (Enrollment pending USATF).
  • December 6-12 – Course period.

Eligibility Requirements & Conditions

  • Transportation: Transportation to the Academy is the responsibility of the participants. Participants flying into Sarasota may schedule take local taxi for 15 minute ride to the IMG Academy. If arriving at the Tampa international airport, rental car or shuttle will be available for approximately a 45 minute ride to the IMG Academy. Free parking is available at the IMG Academy for participants who have cars.
  • Check in is Sunday, December 6; by 4:00 pm, and check out is Saturday, December 12 by 12noon.
  • Participants are required to stay on campus as IMG Academy does not allow commuters.
  • International coaches must have successfully completed the IAAF Coaches Education and Certification System (CECS) Level IV in Endurance.
  • International coaches also must secure an endorsement from Singapore Athletics, and have letters of recommendation from SA and the IAAF RDC submitted with application.
  • Coaches should have coached athletes at a championship level.
  • Coaches must be working with athletes over the age of 16 to be able to complete the assigned projects.
  • All coaches must be actively coaching track & field and have a proven record of a minimum of 8 years of coaching experience which must be detailed on their resume. Coaching during an athlete’s formal undergraduate education does not count towards their years in the profession.

Any enquiries please contact SAA

21st Aug 2015
Posted by Sha


Updates & Timeline



Course Info

Course Date: 7-11 Sept 2015, 14-18 Sept 2015

Venue: Kallang Practice Track

Course Fee: $500

Course Duration: 10 days. Compulsory to attend the full 10-day course as per the IAAF requirements.

Application Closing Date: 6pm on Wednesday, 2 September 2015 (All relevant certificates, where applicable, must be submitted by 6pm on Wednesday, 2 September 2015).

Payment Closing Date: 6pm on Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Announcement of Final list of Participants: 6pm on Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Maximum participants allowed: 24

Objectives of CECS Level 1 Course:

    To develop the skills to organize Kids Athletics: Preparation and Competition; orientation to athletics for 13-15 year-olds.

Selection guidelines

All applicants must meet the basic entry requirements to be considered for the course. If you do not meet the basic entry requirements, you may not be shortlisted for the course.

Basic Entry Requirements:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Have a minimum of a completed Primary school education.
  • Have an interest in athletics.
  • Must be physically fit and able to learn to demonstrate all athletic events.
  • Must 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.
  • Compulsory to attend all classes punctually and throughout the duration of the course (Compulsory to attend the full 10-day course as per the IAAF requirements).
  • Must have completed Basic Sports Science (BSS) or been granted BSS waiver.
  • Compulsory to attend all classes punctually and throughout the duration of the course.

Note: BSS is a pre-requisite to all Theory and Integrated courses of Singapore Coach Excellence Programme (SG-Coach). CECS Level 1 is regarded as an integrated course in the SG-Coach Programme.

Those without BSS certification are encouraged to attend the course for future IAAF CECS Level 1 courses. More details on BSS course found here – https://www.sportsingapore.gov.sg…

Online Application

Shortlisted criteria

Where there are more than 24 applicants who meet the above basic entry requirements, the selection panels will shortlist applicants based on the following selection guidelines:

1. Occupation

    a) Group A – Sports specific students
    b) Group B – Current track & field coaches and PE teachers, non track & field coaches, public etc.


    Allocated Percentage





    Group A *

    Republic Poly

    Group B *

    School PE Teachers
    School Track and Field CCA Teachers
    Track and Field coaches
    Kids Athletic Certified Coaches
    School Sports Administrators
    Strength and Conditioning Coach
    Coaches coaching other sports
    Interest Group
    National Athletes / Former National Athletes

    * Relevant documents (certificates, referral letters etc.) must be accompanied together with your application form and cheque.

2. Payment received

    All applications are given consideration according to the date the completed application & payment are received by the SA. Applications without payment will not be considered complete until payment is received. Please note: Your cheque is not banked in until after selection.

3. Payment Information

    We accept payment by cheque or cash.

    Singapore Athletics, #01-33, 3 Stadium Drive, S’pore 397630

    Fax: (65) 6386-7773
    Tel: (65) 6386-2721

    Cheque should be made payable to Singapore Athletic Association

Refund Policy

The refund of Course Fees will be based on the Refund Policy Table below:

% of the aggregate amount of the fees paid

If applicant’s written notice of withdrawal is received


More than 7 days before the Course Commencement Date


Less than 7 Days before the Course Commencement Date


After Course Commencement Date

* Refunds will be made within 30 working-days upon receipt of written notice

Any enquiries please contact SAA



Previous courses:
2014 Nov/Dec batch
2014 Sep batch

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TODAY reports: The teenage sprint sensation, who won the 200m gold during this year’s SEA Games, will compete in the 15th IAAF World Championships this week.. Read more at at straitstimes.com:

19th Aug 2015
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19th Aug 2015


Dates: August 5-21, 2016

Host city: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Download: PDF file of entry rules & qualifying mark set by IOC

Motto: Live your passion

Official website: www.rio2016.com/en


Qualifying rules and standards stipulated by IOC


Selection criteria for Singapore athletes


    All athletes must comply with the provisions of the Olympic Charter currently in force, including but not limited to, Rule 41 (Nationality of Competitors). Only those athletes who have complied with the Olympic Charter may participate in the Olympic Games.

    Age Requirements

    Junior Athletes: Any athlete aged 18 or 19 years on 31 December in the year of the competition (born in 1997 or 1998) may compete in any event except for the Marathon and 50km Race Walk.

    Youth Athletes: Any athlete aged 16 or 17 years on 31 December in the year of the competition (born in 1999 or 2000) may compete in any event except the throwing events, Heptathlon, Decathlon, 10,000m, Marathon and Race Walk.

    Athletes Younger than 16: No athlete younger than 16 years of age on 31 December in the year of the competition (born in 2001 or later) may compete at the Olympic Games.


    Singapore Athletics will have to submit a list of nominated athletes (qualified or unqualified) to Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) by 1 April 2016.

    Singapore Athletics will confirm the names of athletes going to RIO to SNOC by 17 June 2016 (Sport Entries deadline).

    If any athlete competes from 18 June 2016 to 11 July 2016 and achieve entry standards, you will qualify for RIO Olympic Games.

    If any athlete competes from 18 June 2016 to 3 July 2016 and has better IAAF Scoring Points (see point 4) than the athlete who did not meet the entry standard but whose name was submitted to SNOC on 17 June 2016, Singapore Athletics will make the final decision on who to send for RIO Olympics Games.

    NOCs may enter up to 3 qualified athletes for each event on the athletics program. If an NOC has more than 3 qualified athletes in individual events, the NOC will decide which of these athletes will receive the quota places.

    2.1 Qualification Period (for Qualified athletes)

      • 10,000m, Marathon, Race Walk and Combined Events: 1 January 2015 to 11 July 2016

      • All other events: 1 May 2015 to 11 July 2015

    2. 2 Individual Qualification

      Number of individual quota places: 2005 Athletes (including relay athletes)

    An athlete can qualify in one of two ways:

      • Achieve the entry standard within the qualification period

      • Be invited by IAAF as the best ranked athlete(s) at the end of the qualification period to fill the remaining quota places by event, and respecting the maximum quota per NOC per event. For this purpose, for each individual event, the IAAF shall publish, on 12 July 2016, specific “IAAF World Ranking Lists for Olympic Games Qualification” with the athletes who have achieved the best performances in the respective qualification periods.

    NB: Qualification in the 5000m, 10,000m, Race Walks and Marathon will be administered by entry standards only and not by invitation.

    Qualification events:

      All performances must be achieved during competitions organized or authorized by the IAAF, its Area Associations or its National Federations in conformity with IAAF Rules:

        • Results achieved at university or school competitions must be certified by Singapore Athletics

        • Performances achieved in mixed competitions in track events will not be accepted. Exceptionally, in accordance with IAAF Rule 147

        Wind-assisted performances will not be accepted

        • Hand timing performance in 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 110m/100m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles and 4x100m Relay will not be accepted

        Indoor performances for all field events and for races of 200m and longer, will be accepted

        • For the running of 200m and over (including combined events), performances achieved on oversized tracks shall not be accepted

        • For the Race Walks, track performances (20km or 50km) shall be accepted

    In the case of Marathons and Race Walks, performances for qualifying purposes may only be achieved on a course certified by the IAAF and conducted in accordance with IAAF Rules. Top 10 finishers at the IAAF Gold Label Marathons in 2015 and 2016 (held during qualification period) will also be considered as having achieved the entry standard.




1 January 2015

Start of the qualification period from 10,000m, Marathon, Race Walk, Combined and Relay events.

15 April 2015

IAAF to confirm the entry standards for all events. The standards will be distributed to all NOCs and NFs.

1 May 2015

Start of the qualification period for all other events.

4 July 2016

Deadline for NOCs with no qualified athletes to apply for unqualified athletes.

11 July 2016

End of qualification period.

12 July 2016

IAAF to publish IAAF World Ranking List for Olympic Games Qualification for individual events and the 16 qualified teams for each relay event.

12-14 July 2016

IAAF to:
– inform NOCs of athletes invited as per the IAAF World Ranking List and qualified relay teams
– reallocate all unused quota places

14 July 2016

IAAF to confirm in writing to Rio 2016:
– list of approved unqualified athletes in field events and road events
– list of athletes qualified as per the World Ranking List
– list of qualified relay teams

18 July 2016

Rio 2016 Sport Entries deadline


    4.1 If Singapore Athletics do not have any athletes who meet the Entry Standards for Olympics, we will nominate one male and one female athlete to the Rio Olympic Games.

    4.2 Singapore Athletics will be using the following criteria:

      1. Athletes who have broken a national record during the selection period will be considered.
      Note: If there are multiple athletes who have broken national records during the period, the one with the highest percentage of improvement over the old record will be considered. If the percentage of improvement over the old record is the same in all cases, the age of the record will be considered.

      2. The next level of consideration will be SEA Games 2015 Gold Medallists. Ties within this category will be resolved using the IAAF points system.

      Note: The reason we have not included Asian Games medalists is because the AG will be out of the qualifying period.

    4.3 The International Olympic Committee’s Rules for Universality Places (Unqualified Athletes)

      a. NOCs with no male of female qualified athletes or relay team will be allowed to enter their best male athlete and their best female athlete in one athletic event each, with the exception of the Combined Events, 10,000m and 3000m Steeplechase.

      b. This applies equally to unqualified female entries from an NOC with qualified male, and vice versa.

      c. Acceptance of unqualified athletes in Field Events and Road Events will be at the discretion of the IAAF Technical Delegates, based on the technical standard of the athlete and the numbers of qualified athletes in the respective event. In order to allow the IAAF Technical Delegates to assess the technical level of such athletes, a specific application form indicating the event in which the entry is requested and the proof of the technical level and international participation of the nominated athlete must be submitted to the IAAF. The IAAF shall subsequently confirm, in writing to NOCs, with a copy to the Rio 2016 Sports Entries Department, the approval or otherwise of the entry of specified athlete(s).

    4.4 Athletes who have been to an Olympic Games via wild card will not be eligible for the upcoming and future editions via wild card entries

    4.5 Singapore Athletics reserves the right to drop any athlete if the athlete is deemed medically unfit to perform at Rio Olympics.

    4.6 If for some reason the selected athlete(s) are unable to participate, the Training and Selection committee will nominate the next best ranked athlete based on the conditions outlined in paragraph 4.2 and 4.3 above.

Any enquiries please contact SAA

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