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Monday, 3 July 2017

 

PETALING JAYA: A new ruling on foreign entries is set to provide the boost that Malaysian taekwondo needs to maintain its record of contributing gold medals at a home SEA Games.

Malaysia rocked the 1989 SEA Games stage in Kuala Lumpur with 10 gold medals – still the best outing so far for taekwondo.

When the Games returned to KL in 2001, taekwondo bagged three gold medals.

All the countries competing in KL 2017 have been notified of the new ruling, which states that they can each only field a maximum of three men and three women for the kyorugi (fighting) events.

There are five events for men and six for women in kyorugi.

With the exception of the host country, the other teams can only take part in three out of the five poomsae (non-sparring) events.

Taekwondo is believed to be the only sport that was allowed by the SEA Games organisers to change its rules before the June 30 deadline for submission of entries by numbers.

Taekwondo Malaysia (TM) technical director R. Dhanaraj hopes that the new ruling will benefit the hosts.

“We are entering exponents for all the 11 weight categories in kyorugi and five for poomsae (mixed team, men and women’s poomsae individual and men and women’s poomsae team).

“The standard of taekwondo in South-East Asia is high compared to when we last hosted the SEA Games in 2001.

“Countries like Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam have produced world-class exponents and won medals at the Olympics.

“At the World Taekwondo Championships in South Korea last week, Thailand won two silvers and one bronze.

“Vietnam too had a silver medallist. So, SEA Games taekwondo is a high-level competition,” he said.

Malaysia last won a SEA Games taekwondo gold in Laos in 2009 through Chee Chew Chan (women’s below 80kg).

Rozaimi Rozali, who was named the best fighter after winning the men’s 63-68kg category at the Asean Taekwondo Championships in Perlis in March, stands the best chance to end Malaysia’s gold medal drought in August.

“We sent six exponents to the world meet and Rozaimi was the only one who managed to reach the last 32,” said Dhanaraj.

“He won two bouts, but we withdrew him from the last-32 match. He took a punch to his face and we didn’t want to aggravate the situation as the SEA Games are not too far away.”

Poomsae mixed pair Yong Jin Kun-Yap Khim Wen, who bagged gold at the Asean meet in Perlis, will also be counted on to deliver again in August.

Malaysia bagged three silvers and three bronzes at the Singapore Games two years ago.


Sources : http://www.thestar.com.my/sport/other-sport/2017/07/03/new-rules-set-to-favour-malaysian-taekwondos-bid-for-gold/
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23 JANUARY 2016, SATURDAY

 

Bekas pengendali dari Korea, Kim Hong Jon dilantik Ketua Jurulatih baru Taekwondo Malaysia dengan misi mencipta keajaiban membantu atlit negara layak ke sukan Olimpik Rio 2016.

Taekwondo Malaysia (TM) ambil tindakan drastik melantik kim menggantikan V. Saravanan ketika kelayakan Olimpik berbaki 3 bulan lagi.

Kim pernah membimbing skuad remaja Korea bermula 2013 hingga 2015 dan memiliki reputasi besar di peringkat antarabangsa.

Justeru, TM berharap beliau mencipta keajaiban membantu atlit negara layak ke Rio.

"Malaysia memiliki ramai atlit yang berbakat. Saya akan cuba membantu mereka layak ke Olimpik jika mereka sanggup bekerja keras tapi masalah ketika ini, masa terlalu suntuk. Mungkin undian mudah akan dapat membantu," katanya.

Skuad kebangsaan ketika ini ketandusan bintang berkaliber susulan persaraan atlit senior.

Kali terakhir Malaysia layak ke sukan Olimpik ialah menerusi Che Chew Chan dan Elaine Teo pada Beijing 2008.

Kelayakan Olimpik akan berlangsung di Manila, Filipina bermula 19 April depan.

 
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At the Taekwondo Malaysia (WTF) Examiner & Instructor Seminar held at Dewan Perdana, Institut Sukan Negara, Bukit Jalil on  05/12/2015,

The President of Olympic Councils of Malaysia(OCM) - Y.A.M Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Jaafar, and President of national body Taekwondo Malaysia(TM) - Y.A.M Tengku Sri Temenggong Raja Tengku Baharuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, D.K. , S.S.M.T, receiving a RM100,000 sponsorship from the Principal of Daedo Malaysia - Mr. Su Eng Kooi, for supporting the grassroots activities and athletes development program of Taekwondo Malaysia. Together are the National Technical Chairman - Master Dhanaraj Rassiah KMN, BKM., Vice Predident - Datuk  Zulkifli  Ishak, and TM Executive Board Committee.

 

 Front from left: Master Dhanaraj, Y.A.M Tan Sri Tunku Imran, Y.A.M Tengku Sri Temenggong Raja Tengku Baharuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah , Su Eng Kooi, Datuk Zulkifli Ishak, Jaya Rajan, Anuar Idris.

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VIVA Taekwondo Malaysia Demo Team Performance at 5th TM(WTF)-NSC-MILO National Interclubs Taekwondo Championship.

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5th TM(WTF)-NSC-MILO National Interclub Taekwondo Championship.

Day 1, 28 November 2015. HIGHLIGHTS from Olympic Category Final.

In this video:

Mugilan A/L Manimaran (CK) VS Ahmad Fahmi (Hypermax)
Fasha Qistina (MATSA) VS Crystal Lee (NEWGEN)
Yong Siong How (BRAVO) VS James Tee (DYNAMIC)
Joyce Hoi (RAJANG) VS Nur Ira (BBTA)
Adil (OMAN) VS Muhd Danial (DYNAMIC)
Nur Diyanah (WU KONG) VS Menling Ng (NEWGEN)
Muntasar (OMAN) VS James Tee (DYNAMIC)

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6th TM(WTF)-NSC-MILO NATIONAL REMAJA TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIP

9-11th October 2015
Stadium Badminton Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

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6th TM(WTF)-NSC-MILO NATIONAL REMAJA TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIP

9-11th October 2015
Stadium Badminton Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

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11 Oct 2015, Sunday

KUALA LUMPUR: 6th TM(WTF)-NSC-MILO National Remaja Taekwondo Championship in conjunction of Hari Sukan Negara that celebrate on 10th October 2015 has invited more than 600 participant to this championship.

Koryo Taekwondo Club (KTC) made their success in this championship as the overall champions.

 

More picture from this championship

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Kejohanan Taekwondo Jemputan Speed Power akan diadakan pada 20 hingga 22 November 2015 bertempat di Stadium Badminton Ceras, Kuala Lumpur.

Dengan sasaran penyertaan 1000 peserta dari dalam dan luar negara, kejohanan ini dilihat mampu memberikan sinar baru buat sukan Taekwondo negara. Dalam pada masa yang sama, sebagai persiapan awal menjelang Sukan SEA 2017 serta menaikan nama sukan Taekwondo Malaysia di peringkat antarabangsa

Antara negara yang telah mengesahkan penyertaan adalah Vietnam, Thailand, Singapura, Brunei, Nepal, Indonesia, India, Australia, Korea Selatan dan Bangladesh.

Kejohanan ini juga mendapat sokongan dari beberapa badan induk sukan di Malaysia. Antaranya ialah Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, Kementerian Belia dan Sukan, Taekwondo Malaysia (TM/WTF), dan Taekwondo Kuala Lumpur (TKL/WTF).

Demonstrasi acara Kyourgi pada Sesi Pengenalan Kejohanan Taekwondo Jemputan Speed Power yang diadakan di Ampang, hari ini.

Dua acara utama dipertandingan iaitu Kyourugi dan Poomsae dipertandingan dan dipecahkan mengikut kategori umur, bermula dari sembilan tahun hingga 41 tahun.

Pengerusi Kejohanan, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Fazil Hj Wan Farid mengalu-alukan penglibatan agensi-agensi kerjaan, swasta serta badan NGO untuk menjayakan kejohanan yang pertama kali dianjurkan di negara ini.

“Kita akan menjadikan kejohanan ini sebagai sebuah acara tahunan dan kami menggalakkan mana-mana syarikat yang sudi bekerjasama dengan kami untuk menjadikan acara ini lebih baik.”

“Kami juga meletakkan sasaran empat emas buat skuad negara untuk kejuaraan edisi pertama ini” tambah beliau.

Kejohanan ini akan dirasmikan oleh YB Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan Bin Tengku Mansor, Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan.

SOURCE: DUNIA SUKAN

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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

 

 

PETALING JAYA, May 27 — The last time Malaysian exponents tasted gold at the SEA Games was through Che Chew Chan after she edged Vietnam’s Nguyen Ha Thi 3-2 in the final at Booyong Gymnasium 2009 in Laos. And now with Myanmar SEA Games silver medallist Ryan Chong out of the picture having retired, the Games squad will see new faces. Team manager Anuar Idris said this year — under Taekwondo Malaysia (TM) — the exponents are ready to give their best. “TM will send a rejuvenated squad which we believe is strong and determined to win,” he said. “Only three from the 2013 squad are in the present team. They are P. Thinagaran Naidu, T. Shakila Dharshini and Nur Dhia Liyana Shaharuddin. “Most of them are making their debut and are eager for success,” he said. The kyorugi team are just back from South Korea after a training stint from May 2 to 22. While the pomsae team will be in Vietnam from today to June 6. Anuar said TM declined to set any medal target but is optimistic the exponents will contribute the 56 per cent medal target set by Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. Anuar said TM is currently working to bring the sport back to its glory days. “We used to be one of the sports that brought home a lot of medals. The best achievement was during the 1989 Games in Kuala Lumpur where Malaysia bagged a total of 10 golds and five bronze medals.” On current medal prospects, Anuar said all 10 fighters were the best. “We are sending our best to Singapore. Each of them are capable of a good performance. “Khir Amir Salam got a taste of glory before and we are banking on him to repeat that,” he said. Last year, Khir Amir bagged a gold, silver and bronze medal during the Hong Kong Open, Nepal Open and the Gyeongju Korea Open International Championship, respectively. Meanwhile Shakila is upbeat for her first medal at the Games, irregardless of its colour. “This is my second time round having failed to deliver in Myanmar. “She, however, cautioned that Singapore, Thailand and the Philipines would be strong opponents. From the last 14 Games, Malaysian exponents bagged a total of 33 gold, 30 silver and 64 bronze medals since the 1987 series in Jakarta.

 

Source : http://www.themalaymailonline.com/sports/article/malaysian-taekwondo-exponents-expect-to-win-sea-games-medals

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