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)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bowling - Results Women's Singles

It was a day of an uninspiring performance by our women's
team in the Women's Sngles event today. Malaysia's Fatin
Syazliana gave a glimpse of hope when she reeled a
satisfactory 1st series of 184, 235 & 184 for a 603
sub-total to stay in contention on 4th place. The 20 years
old Fatin suffered a hiccup in the 4th game with 166 and
recovered with a 210 in her 5th game. At this point, Fatin
was on 9th place, the sole Malaysia's fore-runner for a
quarter-Finals berth with just a mere 3 pins difference
from 8th positioned opponent . Despite delivering solid
pocket balls, Fatin did not have enough revolutions to
carry 10 pin in her 6th game and ended with a split last
frame to register a poor 178 total. Her combine total of
1157 pushed her down to 17th position.

South-paw, Sharon Koh made a late rally but was not good
enough and has to settle for a 14th position with line of
192, 214, 168, 173, 199 & 225 for a 1175 aggregate.

Sin Li Jane was a pale shadow of herself and put up a
passive performance to post lines of 182, 160, 198, 205,
204, & 179 for a 1128 composite to be tied in 31st position.

Debutant, Tengku Emanina Laily was rather nervy as she
struggled with a roller-coaster lines of 212, 144, 190,
161, 204 & 189 for a 1100 total and ended on 35th position.

The Men's Doubles event is scheduled tomorrow at 09:00am and
13:30pm featuring our Malaysian pairs of Syafiq Ridhwan
partnering Rodson Tong and the pair of Kang Bo Long & Kelvin
Keong respectively.

BC Cheah

First medal from Malaysian Dragon Team! - for TEAM MALAYSIA

The Malaysian Dragon Team has won the first medal (silver) in the WuLong (Optional Exercise) Competition.

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

Date 02 NOV 2009
1st Placing - CHINA ( Points - 9.280)
2nd Placing - MALAYSIA ( Points - 9.170)
3rd Placing - INDONESIA (Points - 9.050)
4th Placing - THAILAND(Points - 9.040)

TEAM MALAYSIA: Dragon Dance Optional Exercise

Sim Chee Ming
Teo Guan Hock
Soo Hao Jie
Wong Swee Wai
Ng Tong Lin
Chai Wee Yee
Pook Wei Hong
Pook Wei Li
Soo Yon Fook
Chuah Yong Terk
Chai Yoong Liang

Congratulations...! MALAYSIA BOLEH!

Monday, November 2, 2009

3rd Asian Indoor Games opens in Vietnam

3rd Asian Indoor Games – Report from Hanoi of the Opening Ceremony on 30th October.

The Opening Ceremony of the 3rd Asian Indoor Games (AIG) took place in the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam, on the 30th October with participation of athletes from 43 countries and regions.

The March Past of the athletes and officials of each country was fully supported and well received by the big crowd in the stadium. Participation in the ceremony consisted of the President of the Social Republic Vietnam Nguyen Minh Triet, Deputy Prime Ministers, Heads of Committees of the Games, International delegations, Leaders of the Olympic Council of Asia, officials, representatives of the 43 participating nations special guests with estimated 5,000 government officials, coaches and referees.

The torch of the Games was lit by three typical faces of Vietnamese Sports namely: Bui Thi Nhung (Gold Medal of Indoor Athletics in Asia), Nguyen Tien Cuong (World Indoor Shuttlecock), Nguyen Tiet Cuong (Gold Medal of Indoor Archery in Asia) in the Stadium with the applause of the spectators and athletes.

The Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Mr.Hoang Tuan Anh Head of the Games Organizing Committee delivered the welcome speech. He hoped the event could contribute to the solidarity, cooperation and development of Asia.

The President of the Olympic Council of Asia Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah also spoke and in his speech he expressed the hope that the athletes could perform to their best at the AIG and demonstrate sports friendship.

The Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet announced the official opening of the games.
The theme for this year’s Games is "For a Rising Asia ". There are more than 2,500 athletes competing for 242 gold medals in 21 sports. The Games include Indoor Track and Field, DanceSport, Chess, Tenpin Bowling, Billiards, Computer games and many others. China sent a team of 128 athletes to take part in 13 sports at the Games.

The Opening Ceremony ended with a pledge on behalf of the participating athletes and referees followed by a great performance of 59-minute of a three-chapter festival directed by Peoples’ Artist, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Le Tien Tho. The performances depicted ‘The Sports Festival of the Youth’, ‘The Vietnamese Cultural Identity’’ and “Asia during the Period of Integration and Development’. There were 5,000 performers and students from Hanoi professional athletics as well as performing arts institutions.

The Opening Ceremony ended with an impressive firework display and everyone went back feeling good and ready for the competitions to begin.

(Moira Tan from Hanoi)

Latest from Team Bowling!

Our young Malaysian team took to the lanes for the official
practice session at 10:00am this morning. AFter the 2 hours
official practice session, our coaches, Ben Heng and Allan
CHia were pleased wth our young bowlers adaption to the
oiling conditions of the lanes. Ben Heng was satisfied with
the attitude of our bowlers towards the lane approach
whilst Allan commented on their well disciplined in
preparing their bowling equipment prior to their practice
session. Ben believed our young charges would be able to
finish on the podium if they sustain their mental focus on
the game.

The Men's Singles event shall witness our young southpaw
rookie, Rodson Tong making his championship' debut with
Syafiq Ridhwan in the first squad at 09:00am whilst Kang Bo
Long and Kelvin Keong would be on the lanes in the 2nd
squad at 13:30 hours. The Women's Singles event is
scheduled on 02 Nov. 2009 at 09:00am.

At the Team Managers' meeting held yesterday, a record
entry of 20 countries confirmed their participation with 18
full Men's teams and 12 full Women's teams.

BC Cheah

Results of the Malaysian Men & Women's Futsal Team competition on 30th October 2009


Women's Futsal Group A
30 OCT 2009

Match No. 6
Results : Vietnam 3 Malaysia 0

Goals Scored:


Match No. 8
Results : Malaysia 1 Jordon 3

Goals Scored:
Ahmad Aqel (JOR) 32' , Ahmad Arab (JOR) 38' , Mohd Ruzaley Abd Aziz (MAS) 39' ,
Samer Naser Aldeen (JOR) 40'