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/
Rabu, 23 November 2016
Kuala Lumpur: Seramai 24 petinju dalam dan luar negara akan bertarung bagi 12 kategori Kejohanan DBKL Grand Final Kuda Merah International Muaythai Challenge 2016 pada 26 dan 27 November ini.
Kejohanan berkenaan bagi merebut tali pinggang Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi dengan beliau sendiri akan turun gelanggang pada 27 November nanti untuk merasmikan pertandingan itu.
Pengelola Tinju dan Muaythai Kuda Merah Asisten Superintenden Azlan Ab Wahab berkata, kejohanan akan berlangsung di Stadium Titiwangsa, di sini, selama dua hari berturut-turut.
“Pada hari pertama enam perlawanan berlangsung, manakala baki enam lagi pada Ahad (27 November).
“Timbalan Perdana Menteri akan merasmikan penutupan kejohanan sekali gus menyampaikan hadiah kepada pemenang,” katanya ketika ditemui.
Beliau berkata, selain peserta tempatan, empat petinju luar negara turut bertanding dalam kejohanan ini membabitkan pencabar dari Uzbekistan, Thailand dan Afrika Selatan.
Bagi Kelab Muaythai Kuda Merah, mereka menghantar empat wakil Tengku Shahrizal Tengku Abdul Rahman (Pokku), Amirul Ariffin (Ban Mero), Nik Ariff Nik Kahar (Dik Ngah), Lokman Hakimi Mat Roji (Lokman) dan Muhammad Fahmi Badrul Zaman (Fahmi Tok Merah).
Jelas beliau, orang ramai diminta tidak melepaskan peluang menyaksikan perlawanan ini dengan tiket berharga RM20 untuk tempat duduk biasa manakala RM50 (VIP).
Sources : http://www.hmetro.com.my/node/183958
20 Mei 2016,Jumaat
ATLET silat negara mempamerkan prestasi cemerlang di Eropah menerusi kejayaan meraih lapan pingat emas, tiga perak dan satu gangsa untuk bergelar juara keseluruhan Kejohanan Silat Terbuka Belgium, kelmarin.
Malaysia mencipta sejarah tersendiri apabila berjaya mempertahankan kejuaraan untuk kali keempat berturut-turut selepas mengetepikan pasukan tuan rumah serta skuad pencabar terdekat dari Asia Tenggara, Indonesia.
Terdahulu, Malaysia merangkul kejuaraan pada 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 dan 2014, manakala pada tahun 2012, pasukan negara kecundang apabila Indonesia dinobatkan sebagai juara keseluruhan.
Pesilat kategori Putera, Mohd. Al Jufferi Jamari dan Mohd. Fauzi Khalid serta Siti Rahmah Mohamed Nasir (Puteri) masing-masing menghadiahkan satu pingat emas.
Seorang lagi atlet silat Puteri, Siti Humairah Kasidin pula sekadar meraih pingat gangsa selepas ditewaskan pesilat Thailand.
Pengurus skuad negara, Datuk Osman Nok berkata, pencapaian itu amat memberangsangkan kerana kejohanan tersebut turut menyenaraikan pesilat Thailand dan Indonesia.
“Kita telah melakukan persediaan rapi selama empat bulan sebelum kejohanan. Sudah pasti ia bukan tugas mudah kerana kejohanan ini dihadiri pasukan dari Eropah dan Asia Tenggara.
“Bagaimanapun, kita bangga dapat mempertahankan kejuaraan selepas menghadapi saingan hebat daripada pesilat negara lain, sekali gus menjadi kejayaan ketujuh bagi tahun ini.
“Pesilat negara telah menunjukkan semangat tinggi bagi menghadapi kejohanan pada masa akan datang terutama Sukan SEA 2017 dan Sukan Asia 2018,” katanya ketika dihubungi semalam.
Seramai 111 pesilat dari 13 negara termasuk Algeria, Belanda, Jerman, Austria, Switzerland, United Kingdom, dan Perancis beraksi pada kejohanan selama tiga hari tersebut.
Oleh Ahmad Muliady Abdul Majid
BATU PAHAT, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- Former national silat exponent, Hisham Othman has ventured into Thailand as an instructor in a sports school in Yala to introduce Malaysian silat.
Hisham, who hailed from Pontian, Johor said he was breaking into an area dominated by Indonesians and was proud that Malaysian talents received due recognition.
"Besides sharing my experience with the students, it also showcased Malaysia as the home of silat," he told Bernama Friday.
A bronze medalist of the 2009 SEA Games in Brunei, he said the challenge to this traditional art of self-defence in southern Thailand was Muay Thai which was very popular.
Hisham has been teaching silat for two years at the school which has 300 students.
He is currently a member of the school's team participating in the 3rd Deputy Prime Minister's Cup International Pencak Silat Tournament.
Meanwhile, the Yala Sports School silat squad manager, Sulaiman Kaewdam Rongehai said he was satisfied with the organisation of the annual championship held at the Square One Shopping Centre in Batu Pahat here.
"I congratulate the Higher Education Ministry for successfully organising a world standard silat tournament to develop the sports in the region," he said.
He hoped to send a bigger silat team for the coming tournament compared to eight in the current championship.
Apart from Thailand, the six-day tournament which is ending tomorrow was also participated by eight countries namely Netherlands, Belgium, Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Singapore, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
Article source: http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v6/newssport.php?id=696296
Mexican Uriel Adriano lifted the men's 74kg title while Chanatip Sonkham of Thailand won the women's 49kg at the 2013 World Taekwondo Championships here.
Adriano brought Mexico its first gold at these Championships when he came back from 0-1 down to beat Russia's Albert Gaun Tuesday, reports Xinhua.
"My dream has come true in a very perfect way, I always wanted to be world champion and I achieved for my country, today I want to thank everyone," said Adriano, who became the seventh Latin American taekwondo world champion in the event.
In the women's 49 kg final, Chanatip Sonkham gave a lesson in taekwondo and defeated Jordan's Dana Touran 13-0 in a fight that was one-sided from the beginning.
Sonkham said it was the happiest day of her life when winning the gold medal, adding that she wanted to stay at high level and win another gold in 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
The 2013 World Taekwondo Championships opened Sunday night at the exhibition centre in Puebla, with the participation of 872 athletes from 134 countries and regions.
Article source: http://www.malaysiasun.com/index.php/sid/215883613/scat/b8de8e630faf3631/ht/Thailand-Mexico-win-golds-at-World-Taekwondo-meet