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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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19 Jun 2017, Isnin

 

BERKORBAN apa sahaja. Itulah dilakukan barisan pesilat negara yang terpaksa melupakan sambutan Hari Raya Aidilfitri tahun ini kerana bakal 'bertapa' selama tiga minggu di kawasan pergunungan Da Lat, Vietnam bagi menghadapi Sukan SEA Kuala Lumpur 2017, Ogos ini.

Ketua jurulatih skuad silat negara, Nasri Nasir berkata kesemua atlet itu telah berlepas semalam ke Vietnam bagi memastikan fokus mereka pada sesi latihan tidak terganggu terutamanya mengingati sambutan hari raya bersama keluarga masing-masing.

"Ini latihan intensif terakhir sebelum Sukan SEA. Atlet pun sudah dimaklumkan perkara ini sejak awal-awal lagi, jadi saya yakin mereka akan memberikan fokus pada latihan di Vietnam nanti," katanya kepada Bernama.

 

Nasri yang dinobatkan Jurulatih Lelaki Kebangsaan 2015, berkata sepanjang berada di Vietnam, latihan fizikal dan taktikal akan ditekankan dalam kalangan pesilat negara memandangkan cabaran pada Sukan SEA kali ini dijangka sengit.

 

Beliau memaklumkan sekembalinya dari Vietnam pada 7 Julai ini, skuad silat negara akan menjalani kem motivasi di Gunung Ledang, Johor selama lima hari sebelum meneruskan sesi latihan di Cameron Highlands, Pahang bagi tempoh 10 hari.

Mengenai sasaran lapan pingat emas yang diletakkan Persekutuan Silat Kebangsaan Malaysia (Pesaka) pada Sukan SEA 2017, Nasri yakin ia boleh dicapai selepas melihat komitmen yang dipamerkan barisan pesilat negara sama ada semasa latihan mahupun pertandingan sebelum ini.

Beliau, bagaimanapun mengingatkan pesilat negara supaya tidak memandang rendah kemampuan pihak lawan terutamanya Indonesia,Vietnam dan Thailand yang dijangka memberi saingan sengit kepada Malaysia pada Sukan SEA nanti.

"Kekuatan pesilat kita untuk mencapai sasaran lapan pingat itu munasabah jika dilihat pada prestasi pesilat kita di mana pada Kejohanan pra Sukan SEA awal tahun ini, kita berjaya meraih sembilan pingat emas.

"Walaupun prospek pingat emas lebih diletakkan kepada dua juara dunia, Mohd Al-Jufferi Jamari dan Siti Rahmah Mohamed Nasir, saya lihat pesilat lain turut berpeluang meraih emas," katanya.

Acara pencak silat pada Sukan SEA 2017 bakal diadakan di Pusat Konvensyen Kuala Lumpur dari 24 hingga 29 Ogos.

Senarai 26 pesilat ke Sukan SEA 2017:

Putera:

Mastafa Fitri Bun Masjuri, Muhammad Faizul Mohd Nasir, Mohamad Zarish Hakim Shukor, Razak Ghazli, Mohd Al-Jufferi Jamari, Mohd Fauzi Khalid, Mohamed Khusairy Azhar, Muhammad Robial Sobri, Ahmad Badrirullah Rahmat, Mohd Khaizul Yaacob, Muhammad Afifi Nordin

Mohd Taqiyuddin Hamid, Rosli Mohd Sharif, Mohd Faiz Abdul Malek, Muhammad Syafiq Ibrahim, Sazzlan Yuga.

Puteri:

Nurul Annisa Mohd Sobri, Siti Humairah Kasidin, Siti Shazwana Ajak, Siti Rahmah Mohamed Nasir, Nur Atikah Alias, Nor Hamizah Abu Hassan, Nur Syazreen Abdul Malik, Nuraisyah Shamshul Bahrin, Wan Nur Shela Muntaha, Siti Farah Hanin Samsuddin. - Bernama

 

Sources : http://www.sinarharian.com.my/sukan/pesilat-negara-korban-syawal-demi-sukan-sea-2017-1.691860

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NDO – The Vietnamese taekwondo team is competing in the 12th ASEAN Taekwondo Federation (ATF) Championships at Lanh Binh Thang Gymnasium in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

The tournament, held from March 23 to 26, has attracted the participation of 337 athletes from 10 Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, Laos, East Timor and Singapore.

 

The competitors are battling it out for 172 sets of medals in both the men’s and women’s demonstration and combat categories.

 

According to President of Asean Taekwondo Federation, Kris Wiluan, so far, this year’s competition has attracted the largest number of athletes, proving the development of Taekwondo in the Southeast Asian region in recent years.

 

The 12th ASEAN Taekwondo Federation Championships provides a good chance for the Vietnamese team to prepare for forthcoming important tournaments, especially the 28th SEA Games in June, 2015.

Source: http://www.vietnambreakingnews.com/2015/03/vietnam-competes-in-12th-atf-taekwondo-championship/

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