Monday, November 9, 2009

Third Asian Indoor Games concludes in Hanoi

The third Asian Indoor Games (AIG) lowed the curtain on Sunday after the ten-day competitions in 21 sports.

Malaysia concludes in 15th spot in the medal tally, with 3 gold, 5 silver and 8 bronze medals at the third Asian Indoor Games,

China topped the gold medal tally with 48 golds, followed by host Vietnam with 42 golds and Kazakhstan 21.

Timothy Tsun Ting Fok, Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), said at the closing ceremony that Vietnam has made the3rd AIG a success. He is impressed by the warm hospitality of Vietnamese people, especially the volunteers.

Nguyen Danh Thai, vice president of the organizing committee of the 3rd AIG said athletes have demonstrated fine sportsmanship in the ten-day competitions. Asia is to embrace a greater future of sports, he said.

The 3rd AIG drew 43 countries and regions. The games include track and field, short course swimming, dancing, boxing, chess, shuttlecock, billiards and snooker, computer games and many others.



1. Team's Southern Lion Optional Exercise (Dragon & Lion Dance)

2. Shamsuddin Ahmad Saiful Lubis - Pencak Silat, Men's Single Tunggal

3. Jamari Mohd Al Jufferi - Pencak Silat, Men's Class E


1. Men's Team - Bowling

2. Women's Double - Bowling

3. Team's Dragon Dance Optional Exercise - Dragon & Lion Dance

4. Team's Northern Lion Optional Exercise - Dragon & Lion Dance

5. Bakri Mahani - Pencak Silat, Women's Class B


1. Women's Double - Bowling

2. Women's Team - Bowling

3. M Nasir Muhammad Faizul - Pencak Silat, Men's Class B

4. Rahim Amir Ikram - Pencak Silat, Men's Class C

5. Abdullah Azrul - Pencak Silat, Men's Class H

6. Mohamed Nasir Siti Rahmah - Pencak Silat, Women's Class D

7. Women's Team Regu - Pencak Silat

8. Abd Razak Mohamad Syafiq - Men's Single Petanque


Friday, November 6, 2009

Second GOLD from Pencak Silat !

Malaysian pencak silat athlete Shamsuddin Ahmad Saiful Lubis added a GOLD to the country's medal tally at the Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam on Friday. According to the event's official website,, on Friday,Shamsuddin Ahmad Saiful Lubis won GOLD in the pencak silat Men's Single Tunggal event.

The Malaysian pencak silat squad has so far also contributed 5 bronze medals.

Men's Class B (>50kg to 55kg) - M Nasir Muhammad Faizul
Men's Class C (>55kg to 60kg) - Rahim Amir Ikram
Men's Class H (>80kg to 85kg) - Abdullah Azrul
Women's Class D (>60kg to 65kg) - Mohamed Nasir Siti Rahmah

and Women's Team Regu - Noor Marina, Siti Nur Eyisah and Suzy Sulaiman.

Malaysian Petanque athlete Abd Razak Mohamad Syafiq also added a bronze to the country's medal tally today in the event Men's Single.

Malaysia is currently in 13th spot in the medal tally, with 2 gold, 3 silver and 7 bronze medals at the third Asian Indoor Games, which run until Nov. 8

Name Ahmad Saiful Lubis Shamsuddin
Country Malaysia
Date of Birth 19 DEC 1986

Height 172 cm

Sport Pencak Silat
Residence Kuala Lumpur

Back-up squad take the lead in Asian Indoor Games

PETALNG JAYA: After disappointing performances in the singles and doubles events, the boys from the national back-up squad showed promise in the team event when they took the lead in the first block of three games at the Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam yesterday.

Mohd Syafiq Ridhwan Abdul Malek, Kang Bo Long, Kelvin Keong and Rodson Tong put Malaysia in front with a combined score of 2,763 pinfalls ahead of Japan (2,178).

Bo Long started off with lines of 269-233-215 for a 717-three-game score. Rodson, however, was slightly off the mark with lines of 212-227-185 for a 625 total.

Kelvin then put Malaysia further in front with his total of 651 (232-215-204) before Syafiq extended their lead with a 770 total (247-268-255).

“I just enjoyed my game today and I hope to bowl the same way on short oil tomorrow,” said Syafiq.

In the girls’ competition, Malaysia’s Fatin Syazliana Adi Nasution, Tengku Emanina Laily Tengku Zahri, Sharon Koh and Sin Li Jane down a total 2,474 pins to sit in third place behind leaders South Korea (2593) and Japan (2488).

Fatin rolled down 603 pins (207-203-193) and Tengku Emanina 604 pins (194-211-199).

Southpaw Sharon put on a stellar show to fire lines of 221-195-233 for a 649 total while Li Jane had lines of 213-202-203 for a 618 total.

The second block of three games will be held today and only the top four teams will advance to the knockout stages tomorrow. THE STAR

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Some cheer in Vietnam thanks to Li Jane and Fatin

PETALING JAYA: After a string of poor results in the singles event, the national back-up bowlers finally bagged a silver and a bronze in the doubles event of the Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam yesterday.

Sin Li Jane and Fatin Syazliana Adi Nasution were denied the gold medal when they lost 393-432 to the South Korean combination of Son Yun-hee-Jeon Eun-hee in the final.

Saviours: Sin Li Jane partnered Fatin Syazliana (inset) to earn a silver medal in the doubles event at the Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam yesterday.

Earlier in the semi-finals, Sharon Koh-Tengku Emanina Laily Tengku Zahri had to settle for the bronze after losing to Li Jane-Fatin 365-407.

With the medals won thus far, the team have equalled their previous medal tally achieved at the Macau Asian Indoor Games in 2007 when Zatil Iman Abdul Ghani took the silver medal in the singles event and the women’s team bagged the bronze.

In the singles competitions on Sunday, both the boys and girls failed to make the cut for the knockout stages.

The best Malaysian performer was Rodson Tong, who finished ninth with lines of 233-208-204-215-237-212 for a total of 1309.

Mohd Syafiq Ridhwan could only muster a total score of 1275 for 16th place, Kang Bo Leong (1252) 26th spot and Kelvin Keong (1165) 44th place.

In the girls’ competition, Sharon finished with a total score of 1171 to end up in 14th place. Fatin (1157) was 17th, Li Jane (1128) 32nd and Tengku Emanina (1100) 35th.

Bo Leong-Kelvin and Rodson-Syafiq also failed to finish in the top eight to qualify for the knockout stages of the boys’ doubles competition on Tuesday when they finished in 21st and 23rd places respectively.

“Their performance was below par in the singles event as most of them were nervous during the game,” said team coach Ben Heng. “They made unnecessary mistakes which proved costly.”

Ben said the girls finally got their act together to put up a solid performance in the doubles event.

“I hope they can continue with the momentum in the team event tomorrow (today) and bring back a gold medal,” he said.

The bowlers will play two blocks of three games over two days before advancing to the elimination round on Saturday. STAR

First GOLD medal for TEAM MALAYSIA!

The Dragon & Lion Dance (Southern Lion) team has won the first gold for the Malaysian contingent in (Optional Exercise) Competition.

Below is the results and the ranking from 1st to 4th Placing.

Date 04 NOV 2009
1st Placing - MALAYSIA ( Points - 9.290)
2nd Placing - CHINESE TAIPEI ( Points - 9.200)
3rd Placing - THAILAND (Points - 9.090) 4th Placing - INDONESIA (Points - 8.210)


Bowling Women Doubles strikes for Silver & Bronze!

Bowling Women Doubles Sin Li Jane & Fatin Syazliana Adi Nasution has won the 2nd Placing (Silver Medal in the competiton) and Koh Suet Lian & Tengku Emanina Laily has won the 3rd Placing (Bronze Medal in the competiton).

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Second Silver medals for Team Malaysia

The Malaysian Northern Lion Team has won the second medal (silver) in the BeiShi (Optional Exercise) Competition.

Below is the results and the ranking from 1st to 3rd Placing.

Date 03 NOV 2009
1st Placing - CHINESE TAIPEI ( Points - 9.290)
2nd Placing - MALAYSIA ( Points - 8.120)
3rd Placing - THAILAND (Points - 8.090)