Malaysia Open Athletics Grand Prix 2011 - Results

>> September 24, 2011

Malaysia Open Grand Prix in Athletics - competition for elite athletes concluded today (24 September 2011) at the National Training Track, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. The single day meet was attended by strong athletes from several countries such as Chinese Taipei, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand. Below is the full results (athletes' nations are noted except from Malaysia);

100 meters
Race 1 (-0.1); 1, B. R. A. Hasaranga, SRI, 10.60; 2, Yi Wei-Chen, TPE, 10.70; 3, Mohd Noor Imran Abdul Hadi, 10.72: 4, Tsai Meng-Lin, TPE, 10.77; 5, Sapwaturrahman, INA, 10.78; 6, Carlos Xavier Soriano, PHI, 11.08; 7, Ambrose Jilom, 11.15; 8, Joseph Yuan Weijie, SIN, 11.27;

Race 2 (+1.4); 1, Mohd Azhar Ismail, 10.74; 2, Mohd Zabidi Ghazali, 10.86; 3, Mohd Ikhwan Nor, 10.95; 4, 4, Zakaria Malik, INA, 11.05; 5, Huang Yuan-Wei, TPE, 11.06; 6, Mhd Latif Nyat, 11.17;

200 meters (nwi): 
1, Wang Wen-Ching, TPE, 21.32; 2, Liang Tse-Ching, TPE, 21.89; 3, Romnick Herida, PHI, 22.04; 4, Mohd Azhar Ismail, 22.04; 5, Mohd Ikhwan Nor, 22.20;

400 meters:
Race 1; 1, Subramaniam Kannathasan, 48.12; 2, Chen Chieh, TPE, 48.15; 3, Muhamad Yunus Lasaleh, 49.07; 4, Jesson Ramil Cid, PHI, 49.18; 5, Tan Wei Sheng Lance, SIN, 50.89;

Race 2; 1, Schzuan Ahmad Rosely, 49.17; 2, Murugiah Parthiban, 49.60; 3, Mohd Harmizi Arobi, 50.08; 4, Muhammad Zaki Sapari, SIN, 50.70; 5, Leung King Hung, HKG, 50.86; 6, Subramaniam Mathialagan, 51.00;

1, P. H. Chamai, SRI, 3:46.93; 2, Ridwan, INA, 3:50.29; 3, Mohd Jironi Riduan, 3:50.99; 4, Abdul Haris, INA, 3:53.15; 5, Hung Yu-Choa, TPE, 3:56.50; 6, Wenlie Maulas, PHI, 4:01.51; 7, Nik Hafiz Nik Mohamad, 4:02.54; -, Mahendran Vadivellan, dnf;

1, Christopher Ulboc, PHI, 15:21.25; 2, Nik Fakaruddin Ismail, 15:39.66; 3, Rajendran Venugopal, 15:44.14; 4, San Naing, MYA, 16:55.70;

High Jump:
1, Hsiang Chun-Hsien, TPE, 2.14; 2, Anpalagan Kavee Alagan, 2.10; 3, Subramaniam Navin Raj, 2.10; 4, Ahmad Najwan Aqra Hussaim, 2.05; 5, Mohd Azly Ghazali, 2.00; 6, Pramote Pumurai, THA, 2.00; 7, Torlarp Sudjanta, THA, 2.00; 8, Andrew Wilson, PHI, 1.95;

Pole Vault:
1, Mohd Fahme Zamzam Mohamad,4.60; 2, Tun Tun Lin, MYA, 4.30; 3, John Ezekiel Valera, PHI, 4.20; 4, Zakaria Malik, INA, 4.00;

Long Jump:
1, Benigno Marayag, PHI, 7.49; 2, Leonid Andreev, UZB, 7.45, 3, Lin Ching-Hsuan,TPE, 7.37; 4, Jen Chan Guo, 6.97; 5, Camillus David, 6.96;

Triple Jump:
1, Ruslan Kurbanov, UZB, 15.67; 2, Mohd Hakimi Ismail, 15.46; 3, Mohd Ammar Fitri Zainol, 14.08;

Shot Put:
1, Mohd Adi Alifuddin Hussin, 16.53; 2, Eliezer Sunang, PHI, 15.44; 3, Krisna Wahyu Permana, INA, 14.27; 4, Mohd Hafiz Hashim, 14.24; 5, Algerian Bugarin, PHI, 10.86;

Hammer Throw:
1, Sukhrob Khodjaev, UZB, 63.81; 2, Jackie Wong Siew Cheer, 54.48; 3, Yongjaros Kanju, THA, 53.97; 4, Azman Mohamad, 44.87; 5, Michael Sia, 42.12; 6, Joel Sta Mina, PHI, 35.85;

Javelin Throw:
1, Cheng Chao-Tsun, TPE, 67.47; 2, G. A. S. Maduranga Chandrasiri, SRI, 65.18; 3, Gerald Agan, 61.29; 4, Mohd Bakri Hamid, 59.56; 5, Zakaria Malik, INA, 48.50;

1, Chinese Taipei, 39.89; 2, Indonesia, 40.57; 3, Malaysia, 41.61; 4, Philippines, 41.80;

Race 1 (0.0); 1, Guzel Khubbieva, UZB, 11.94 (Asian Champion); 2, Nurul Sarah Abdul Kadir, 12.20; 3, Zaidatul Husna Zulkifli, 12.29; 4, Norjannah Hafiszah Jamaluddin, 12.32; 5, Viena Mae Bardoane, PHI, 13.18;

Race 2 (+1.0); 1, Selvaratnam Komala Shally, 12.33; 2, Siti Zubaidah Adabi, 12.48; 3, Siti Fatimah Mohamad, 12.57; 4, Chan Ka Sin, HKG, 13.28;

200m (nwi):
1, Kay Khine Lwin, MYA, 24.63; 2, Nurul Sarah Abdul Kadir, 24.65; 3, Zaidatul Husna Zulkifli, 24.82; 4, S. Komala Shally, 25.37; 5, Jennyrose Roseles, PHI, 25.96; 6, Keizel Pedrina, PHI, 26.29;

400m hurdles: 
1, Natalya Asanova, UZB, 58.73; 2, Lo WIng Yee, HKG, 67.13; 3, Wong Pui Yee, 71.13;

1, W. K. L. A. Nimali, SRI, 4:22.33; 2, Oliva Sadi, INA, 4:22.59; 3, Rini Budiarti, INA, 4:27.38; 4, Kumarasamy Gantimanthi, 4:37.39; 5, Aye Aye Than, MYA, 4:45.15; 6, Noor Amelia Musa, 4:46.34;

High Jump:
1, Noeng-ruthai Chaipech, THA, 1.80; 2, Narcisa Atienza, PHI, 1.73; 3, Wong Boon Syian, 1.70; 4, Norliyana Kamaruddin, 1.65; 5, Puteri Nor Liyana, 1.65; 6, Chu Chia Ling, TPE, 1.65; 7, Mahendran Shandiyani, 1.65;

Pole Vault: 
1, Ni Putu Desy Margawati, INA, 3.80; 2, Roslinda Samsu, 3.80; 3, Kathleen Ong, 3.70; 4, Reizel Buenaventure, PHI, 3.70;

Long Jump: 
1, Yuliya Tarasova, UZB,  6.52; 2, Nur Fatimatul Zaharah Awang, 5.93; 3, Kee Siew Lian, 5.56; 4, Luville Dato On, PHI, 5.52;

Triple Jump: 
1, Anastasiya Juravieva, UZB, 13.76;  2, Valeriy Kanatova, UZB, 13.75; 3, Aleksandra Kotlyarova, UZB, 13.52; 4, Noor Amira Mohamad Nafiah, 13.12;

Discus Throw:
1, Li Wen-Hua, TPE, 54.71; 2, Subenrat Insaeng, THA, 52.15; 3, Wan Lay Chi, SIN, 45.80; 4, Yap Jeng Tzan, 45.70;

Hammer Throw:
1, Tan Song Hwa, 54.76; 2, Loralie Sermona, PHI, 47.33; 3, Casier Renee Kelly Lee, 44.13; 4, Noraida Syuhada Nordin, 37.40;


2011 Vietnam National Athletics Championships

>> September 20, 2011

The 2011 edition of Vietnamese National Championships in Athletics concluded in Thong That stadium at Ho Chi Minh city after three pack-action days, on September 09, 12 and 13. At least five national records and three national junior records were set at the meet, with new 2011 Southeast Asian best performances achieved in nine events !!. The records were from the following events;

National Records
1) Men's 110m Hurdles: Vo Vun Hung, 14.28s (12/09/2011).
2) Men's Pole Vault: Nguyen Van Hue, 4.80m (12/09/2011).
3) Men's 4x200m: Army Team - Truong Van Lam, Le Van Ba, Bui Huy Hieu, Nguyen Van Quang, 1:25.81s (09/09/2011).
4) Women's Pole Vault: Le Thi Phuong, 4.15m (13/09/2011).
5) Women's Heptathlon / equaled NR: Duong Thi Viet Anh, 5350pts (12-13, 09.2011)
(15.07 - 1.90 - 10.68 - 25.98 - 6.03 - 38.40 - 2:42.68)

National Junior Records
1) Men's 1500m: Duong Van Thai, 3:54.44s (13/09/2011)
2) Men's Pole Vault: Lee Hong Huu, 4.60m (12/09/2011)
3) Women's Long Jump: Bui Thi Thu Thao, 6.12m (12/09/2011)

Southeast Asia Leaders from Vietnam (as at Sept 20)

Truong Thanh Hang at Asian Champs, Kobe 2011
Top Vietnamese runner Truong Thanh Hang wins the 800m easily in a time of 2:04.81s on Sept. 12. A day later, the newly-crowned Asian 800m champion took another gold at 1500m, clocking  4:17.49s in a "solo run" by over 16 seconds. Thanh Hang, the "single" candidate of two Gold medals (800-1500) or if not three (from 4x400m) at SEA Games 2011, and the following who achieved the best performances so far in SEA in their respective events, will be hunting for the gold medals for Vietnam Team at the SEA Games, Palembang, Indonesia in November:-

1) Men's 400m Hurdles: Vu Van Tinh, 51.68s, with Dao Xuan Cuong very close in 51.69s.
2) Men's Triple Jump: Nguyen Van Hung, 16.30m.
3) Men's Decathlon: Vu Van Huyen, 7263pts (PB 7755pts - no doubt, already " the winner" of 2011 SEA Games) 
4) Women's 200m: Nguyen Thi Thuy, 24.04s, along with Le Ngoc Phuong (24.17s) and Vu Thi Huong (24.29s  previous leader) to fill the TOP 3 Southeast Asia at the moment.
5) Women's 400m: Nguyen Thi Thuy, 53.80s.
6) Women's Pole Vault: -see NR-
7) Women's Triple Jump: Tran Hue Hoa, 13.57m.
8) Women's 20km Walk: Nguyen Thi Thanh Phuc, 1:41:41s.
9) Women's 4x400m: Hanoi Team, 3:45:45s.

-existing sea leaders-
9) Men's High Jump: Dao Van Thuy, 2.13m.
10) Women's 3000m St: Nguyen Thi Phuong, 10:14.94s.
11) Women's Marathon: Pham Thi Binh, 2:53:09s.

So, 13 Gold medals will be owned by Vietnam, a country with 90 millions population  in SEA Games??

# -Thanks to Heinrich Hubbeling (IAAF statistician) for information-


Yohan Blake 200m 19.26s Video, Walter Dix 19.53s - Brussels Diamond League 2011

>> September 17, 2011

Yohan Blake the newly crowned world 100m champion just missed the 200m world record (19.19s) when he run a very impressive time of 19.26s (+0.7) - second fastest time of all-time, an improvement of more than half of a second (0.52s) from his previous best 19.78s set in Monaco (2010), at the Memorial Van Damme Diamond League meet at Brussels on 16.09.2011.

Surprisingly, most of coaches, athletes, statisticians, and track junkies as myself doesn't even "thinking" that he would run as fast as 19.26s, because based on a classic formula, the Usain Bolt's training partner (under Glen Mills) has the potential for 19.4 to 19.8 - "9.82s from Zurich" x 2 = 19.64 (plus .20 = 19.84 / minors .20 = 19.44), so according to the calculation he would run the 200m between 19.44 to 19.84 in the range. Note: the formula is worldwide accepted to predict the 200m's potential for sprinters who specializes 100-200m, and may not works for those who specializing 400m.

I would love to see the split times of Yohan Blake as he looked so crazy at the last 50 meters, thought he would be taken by the 200m specialist Walter Dix  but it's totally outside of the thought. Dix finished in second in a very respected time of 19.53s.

Walter Dix who in my opinion should be regarded the "clone of Frank Fredericks", the most consistent sprinter (100-200m) in 1990's in terms of World champs and Olympics' achievements and the timings as well, and with a PB 19.69s prior to the meet moved up to 4th fastest of all-time, faster than Tyson Gay (19.58), Xavier Carter (19.65), Wallace Spearmon (19.65) and Fredericks (19.68).

Theoretical (Yohan Blake - World record potential)

There are several to point after analyzing the race over and over;

1) Inaccuracy on the timing system (malfunction), or faulty wind reading- Florence Griffith's 10.49 (0.0 / no wind - despite of the flags clearly waving) comes to my mind.
2) From gross visual, both Blake and Dix crosses the 100m mark at 10.8s, about one second slower than Usain Bolt who did 9.92s at same mark enroute to break the WR 200m 19.19s in Berlin. Blake, then finished with nearly the same time. The question is whether it was something make sense?
3) People begin asking how fast could he go, I would answer World record- Blake's reaction time was quite poor (0.269), a good 200m sprinter should react below 0.15s. From that point, he would easily run 19.16s, World record by 0.03s.

Video of Yohan Blake 19.26s PB, Walter Dix 19.53s PB, Nikel Ashmeade 19.91s PB

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Usain Bolt 100m 9.76s Video - Brussels DL 2011


Usain Bolt 100m 9.85s Video - Zagreb World Challenge 2011

>> September 14, 2011

Usain Bolt, the winner of 8 gold medals at the Olympics and World championships clocked a season best 9.85s at the IAAF World athletics challenge in Zagreb on 13.09.2011 (some lucky from my birthday !!). Bolt who false started in Daegu, which then enabled his teammate Yohan Blake to became the world champion, didn't get a great start and at the 50 meters mark he only second to Kim Collins  who blasted out of the block like a hungry bullet. But the giant with 1.96m frame used the advantage to kick all the fields' asses to cross the line two meters ahead.

Kim Collins, the 2003 World champion was second in a season best time of 10.01s. His performance however was way much much much better than Bolt, considering the fact that he achieved his fastest time (9.99s) in 2003 and at age of 35 now, he only short two hundredths of a second of the mark. For a record, Bolt registered a World record in 2009 in a time of 9.58s, where 0.27s faster than the Zagreb's performance, 9.85s - which is obviously still good for everyone but actually bad and ugly for Bolt.

Asafa Powell still the world lead in 9.78s, followed by Tyson Gay (9.79), Steve Mullings (9.80), Yohan Blake (9.83) and Mike Rodgers (9.84). Below is the video;

Results (Wind: +0.1)
‎1. Usain Bolt JAM 9.85 SB
2. Kim Collins SKN 10.01 SB
3. Richard Thompson TRI 10.03
4. Jaysuma Saidy Ndure NOR 10.13
5. Mario Forsythe JAM 10.16
6. Justin Gatlin USA 10.17
7. Ivory Williams USA 10.37

Click here for full results


Track and Field Athletics Publications

>> September 13, 2011

Last updated 31.05.2012

ASIAN Athletics Rankings – Publications 1989 - 2011
A few copies of the following booklets are still available from the editor against payment in advance (EUR 10 in Europe or EUR 15 / USD 22 other continents) per copy per pay-ments in cash or by International Money Order:
1998 Rankings (76 pages); 2004 Rankings (97 pages); 2005 Rankings (97 pages);
2006 Rankings (96 pages); 2007 Rankings (97 pages); 2008 Rankings (97 pages);
2009 Rankings (97 pages); 2011 Rankings (in May 2012); all other issues are sold out.

Athletics Results From ASIA
Detailed results reports services (30-35 reports/year) during the season (against subscription), national statistics from several Asian AA Member Federations etc. available on request.

ASIAN Athletics All-Time Rankings (31.12.2000)
212 pages including Asian all-time TOP 100 performers for all events, with additional performers for countries outside the dominant nations of China and Japan, all national records and separate rankings for the ex-URS republics in ASIA (before 1993) and for Israel. Copies are available at reduced price of EUR 15 (Europe) or EUR 20 / USD 30 (out-side Europe); payment only in cash or by International Money Order.

Order/contacts for the publications above to:
Heinrich Hubbeling, Haydnstr 8, 48691 Vreden, GERMANY
or by E-Mail: or by FAX: 49 2564 2829

National Records for All Countries in the World
by Winfried Kramer, Heinrich Hubbeling, Yves Pinaud and Steffen Stuebe

The 2012 edition of this valuable work with records as at 31st Dec 2011 for all Olympic events for each country and many territories (234 in all) will be available during April 2012. Records for KOSOVO and various French over-seas territories are included for the first time. Orders at a price of 25 euros against payment-in-advance (cash only) to:
Winfried Kramer, Kohlrodweg 12, 66539 Neunkirchen-Kohlhof, GERMANY

SOUTHEAST ASIA Athletics Annual 2011/12
by Jad Adrian Washif
First ever publication with information of Southeast Asian Athletics. Contains four main parts; Major Meeting Results, Ranking Lists (Annual & All-Time), Comparative Records for All Countries + Asia + World, and Athlete’s Profiles. A5 / 123 pages. Price EURO 10 (SEA), EURO 15 (outside SEA). Payment in cash, credit card, debit card, paypal, western union, and transfer from deposit machine/online banking. Order/contact to:
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JAVELIN Statistics
by Tony Isaacs, started a series of historical publications concerning Men's Javelin Throw. FOUR booklets are already published containing;
PART I: 52 pages including  Progressive WR, World Top 10 Rankings 1891 - 2006, Continental Champions and best performers (year-by-year) etc;
PART II: 76 pages including Results from Olympic Games, World Championships for senior, Junior, Youth and Masters;
PART III: 76 pages including Results from around 25 different Inter-Continental Games and Championships;
PART 1V: 52 pages - detailed information about Javelin in AFRICA including Progressive Records, Continental Rankings 1912-2008, results from all Continental and Regional Champs/Games in Africa etc;

IAAF Statistics Handbook for World Championships 2011
by Mark Butler with collaboration from ATFS members, national federations and individuals. 742 pages. Download from IAAF Website: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

ATHLETICS: The International Athletics Annual 2011
edited by Peter Mat-thews. Provides every facts on International track and fields: Annual Rankings, All-Time Rankings, Biographies of more than 700 athletes, Index of athletes, Articles, Records, Major Meeting Results (all over the World) incl. National Championships, and many others. Buy at Amazon.

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Negeri Sembilan Open Athletics Meet 2011, Seremban

>> September 12, 2011

The 2011 edition of Negeri Sembilan open Athletics Meet was held during September 10-11, 2011 (2 days) at Tunku Abdul Rahman Stadium, at Paroi, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. All participants from Malaysia except some guests from Singapore and England as noted. Following are the best results;

(10) 100m: (w: -2.9) 1, Mohd Noor Imran Abdul Hadi, 10.50; 2, Mohd Amiruddin Jamal, SIN, 10.56; 3, Mohd Azhar Ismail, 11.00; 4, Rehvan Arumugam, 11.08;
Semifinals: 1s1, Zabidi Ghazali, 10.99; 1s2, Mohd Amiruddin, 10.93; 2s2, Rehvan Arumugam, 10.98; Ikhwan Nor, 11.11; 1s3, Mohd Azhar Ismail, 10.96; 2s3, Mohd Noor Imran, 11.03; 3s3, Izzuddin, 11.17;
Heat: 1h9, Mohd Zabidi Ghazali, 10.97; 2h9, Mohd Amiruddin, 10.98; 3h9, Mohd Izzuddin Yahaya, 11.03;

Video of 100m Men Final (Wind: -2.9)

(11) 200m: 1, Mohd Izzuddin Yahya, 22.23; 2, Subramaniam Kannathasan, 22.24;
(11) 400m: 1, Mohd Harmizi Arobi, 49.70; 2, Lance Tan, SIN, 50.54;
(10) 800m: 1, Mohd Jironi Riduan, 1:53.81; 2, Nik Hafiz Nik Mohamad, 1:56.29; 3, M. Parthiban, 2:00.39;
(10) 5000m: 1, Jayamaran Karthik, 15:54.38; 2, Muniandy Arul Thevar, 16:18.45;
(10) 10,000W: 1, Mohd Khairil Harith, 48:39.04; 2, Mohd Azizi Anwar, 50:40.74;
(11) 3000St: 1, Ahmad Luth Hamizan, 9:49.08; 2, P. Jenarthanan, Nse, 10:09.78; 3, Kalimuthu Vickneswaran, Sel, 10:16.25; 4, Calvin Boon Chang Yik, Pen, 10:16.62; 5, Alex Romas, Ked, 10:17.74;
(11) 110mh: 1, Mohd Ajmal Aiman Mat Hassan, 14.37 (& 1s2, 14.86); 2, Nor Azizi Ariffin, 14.57; 3, Mohaswadie Mohamad, 14.93; 4, Shahrul Radhi Ahmad Zul, 15.18;
(10) 400mh: 1, Mohamad Firdaus Mazalan, 54.30; 2, Mohd Idzman Mahsan, Pah, 55.73; 3, Mohd Azri Kadir, 56.19;
(10) HJ: 1, Mohd Azli Ghazali, 2.05; 2=, Subramaniam Navin Raj , 2.05; 2=, Ahmad Najwan Aqra, 2.05;
(10) PV: 1, Chong Ming Xun, SIN, 4.70; 2, Mohd Fahme Zam Zam, 4.30; 3, Mohd Faizul Md Lazim, Prk, 4.30; 4, Rafiuddin Che Omar, 4.00;
(10) LJ: 1, Mohd Syahrul Faiz, 7.20; 2, Pang Li Chong, 7.03;
(11) TJ: 1, Muhd Hakimi Ismail, 15.89; 2, Ahmad Firdaus Salim, 14.83;
(11) SP: 1, Adi Alifuddin Hussin, 16.16; 2, Mohd Alif Hanif Mohd Hanafi, 13.01; 3, Shahrin Selamat, 12.75;
(11) DT: 1, Mohd Azwan Fahmi, Ked, 35.72;
(11) HT: 1, Jackie Wong Siew Cheer, 52.57; 2, Ng Chee Chew, 36.60;
(10) JT: 1, Akid Chong Mohd Isham, MAS citizen / residing in SIN, 63.42; 2, Gerald Agan Ganang, 57.37;
(11) 4x100m: 1, MAAU Team, 41.66 (Zabidi Ghazali, Ikhwan Nor, Mohd Azhar Ismail, Mohd Noor Imran);
(10) 4x400m: 1, MAAU Team (S. Kannathasan, P. Yuvaaraj, Schzuan Rosely, Yunus Lasaleh), 3:15.27;

(10) 100m: 1, Nurul Sarah Abdul Kadir, 12.30; 2, Yee Yi Ling, 12.69; 3, Chiew Hui Lian, 12.73;
Semifinals: 1s1, Nurul Sarah, 12.31; 2s1, Noor Amira Mohd Nafiah 12.37 (& 1h2, 12.37), dns final; 3s1, Hui Lian, 12.60; 1s2, Yi Ling, 12.57;
(11) 200m: 1, Norjannah Hafiszah Jamaluddin, 25.00 (& 1s2, 25.14); 2, Siti Zubaidah Adabi, 25.50 (& 1s1, 25.31); 3, Zaidatul Husna Zulkifli, 25.86; …SF: 2s1, Nurul sarah Abdul Kadir, 25.45 (dns final);
(11) 400m: 1, Nurul Assikin Mohd Rasid, 58.52; 2, Nurul Faizah Asma, 58.76; 3, Sharifah Shatrah Razali, 61.00; 4, Chan Ji Ying, Joh, 61.32;
(10) 3000m: 1, Noor Amelia Musa, 10:50.59; 2, Boopathy Malini, 10:51.25; 3, Mashini, Pen, 11:51.81;
(11) 100mh: 1, Raja Nursheena Raja Azhar, 14.82 (& 1s1, 14.67); 2, Nur Fazlinda Shafei, 15.33;
(11) HJ: 1, Wong Boon Syian, 1.69; 2, Mahendran Shandyiani, 1.66; 3, Yap Sean Yee, 1.60; 4, Michelle Sng Suat Li, SIN, 1.60; 5, Kee Siew Lian, 1.55; 6, Neo Yi Wen, SIN, 1.55;
(10) PV: 1, Kathleen Ong, 3.70; 2, Caroline Adams, ENG, 3.30; 3, Justina Chan Jia Min, SIN, 3.30; 4, Chuah Yu Tian, 3.10; 5, Norezati Shasha Mohd Rosli, 3.00; 6, Valerie Tan Ee Lean, 2.90; Nur Nadira Natalia, 2.70;
(11) LJ: 1, Nurul Fatimatul Zahrah, 5.76; 2, Kee Siew Lian, 5.39;
(10) TJ: 1, Noor Amira Mohd Nafiah, 12.92;
(10) SP: 1, Rahilah Othman, 13.34; 2, Siti Nurul Ain A.Rahim, 12.53; 3, Hannah Lee Shih-Yan, SIN, 12.07; Bibi Nuraishah Ishak, 11.05;
(10) DT: 1, Yap Jeng Tzan, 46.01; 2, Hannah Lee Shih-Yan, SIN, 35.29; 3, Choo Kang Ni, Joh, 33.59;
(10) HT: 1, Casier Renee Kelly Lee, 44.98; 2, Patria Pang Mei Chin, 44.45; 3, Noor Aida Shuhada Nordin, 37.84;
(11) JT: 1, Syuryani Sikembar, 40.21;
(11) 5000W: 1, Song Gie Chee, 28:52.83; 2, Mashini, Pen, 29:59.62;
(11) 4x100m: 1, Pelapis Kebangsaan Team, 46.63;

Full results - click here
Other Videos
4x100m Men Final

Javelin Throw (Akid Chong Mohd Isham, SIN - MAS Citizen*, 63.42)

## Results courtesy of POANS
## Video courtesy of SAA


Biomechanics Analysis & Research - IAAF Daegu World Championships 2011

>> September 09, 2011

Here are some links with scientific information of the IAAF Biomechanics Research which taking place during the World Championships in Daegu. The project was conducted by the Korean Society of Sport Biomechanic (KSSB) and more detailed analysis will be published in the IAAF journal, New Studies in Athletics by next year.

Coaches and athletes are highly recommended to subscribe  the IAAF New Studies in Athletics' publication, click here for detailed information - it's quite cheap, USD 60.00 including shipping costs.


1) 100 meters - Usain Bolt 100m Analysis (Heat & SF) - Daegu 2011
2) 200 meters - Usain Bolt 200m 19.40s Analysis - Daegu 2011
3) High Jump - Jesse William, Dmitrik, Barry's Analyses (HJ Final) - Daegu 2011
3) High Jump - Biomechanical Analysis, Qualifications - Daegu 2011
4) Shot Put - Biomechanical Analysis, Qualifications - Daegu 2011
5) Javelin Throw - de Zordo, Thorkildsen, Martinez's Analyses - Daegu 2011


1) 200 meters - Analysis of Veronica Campbell, Jeter and Felix - Daegu 2011
2) 100m hurdles - Sally Pearson 12.28s Analysis (& 100m Final) - Daegu 2011
3) 100m hurdles - Biomechanical Analysis, Round 1 - Daegu 2011
4) High Jump - Anna Chicherova & Blanka Vlasic Analysis - Daegu 2011
5) Triple Jump - Analyses for Saladuha, Rypakova & Ibarguen - Daegu 2011


Video of Yohan Blake 100m 9.82s, Kirani James 400m 44.36s NR - Zurich Diamond League 2011

As I said before, Yohan Blake's 9.92s -1.4 was worth 9.82s in a normal wind condition (0.0). The new crowned world champion already prove it I'm correct to the world as he ran 9.82s (no wind) to win the Diamond League meet in Zurich on 08.09.2011, beaten a strong fields likes Asafa Powell (9.95), Walter Dix (10.04), Michael Frater (10.06), and Kim Collins (10.09).

Blake is deserved to be one of the fastest sprinter of all-time. His 9.82s performance moved him to 7th fastest in all-time rankings. Only the great sprinters have run faster- Usain Bolt (9.58), Tyson Gay (9.69), Asafa Powell (9.72), Tim Montgomery (9.78), Nesta Carter (9.78), Ben Johnson (9.79), Maurice Greene (9.79), and Steve Mullings (9.82). It's means he is now better than the likes Donavon Bailey (9.84), Bruny Surin (9.84), Leroy Burrell (9.85), and Carl Lewis (9.86) - just to name a few.

Asafa Powell, in the other hand has yet to meet his actual pace due to an injury he suffered during the whole month of August. He got off a great start as usual, but Blake took the lead at second half of the race, Powell eased up "as usual" and still finished in 9.95s. The time just show that he is the most consistent sprinter (100m) of all-time, with over 60 performances under 10 seconds within 2004 to 2011.

Zurich Diamond League - 100m Results (Wind 0.0)
1- Yohan Blake JAM 9.82 PB
2- Asafa Powell JAM 9.95
3- Walter Dix USA 10.04
4- Michael Frater JAM 10.06
5- Kim Collins SKN 10.09
6- Nesta Carter JAM 10.12
7- Jaysuma Saidy Ndure NOR 84 10.20
8- Richard Thompson TRI 10.23
9- Trell Kimmons USA 10.33

Video of 100m Men Final (Yohan Blake 9.82) at Diamond League, Zurich 2011

Other videos from Zurich

Kirani James's 400m 44.36s - National Record / Personal Best

Dayron Robles's 110mh 13.01s - Season Best

Carmelita Jeter beats Allyson Felix at 200m again in 22.27 (-0.1)

Sally Pearson's 100mh 12.52s (+0.2)

Full Results of Zurich Diamond League 2011


Periodization or Training Programming for Sports

>> September 06, 2011

There is only one training periodization, that is periodization. Periodization can provide a framework in which the division of periods are well organized, and carried out in a systematic way. It should contain the variables which are ideally blended and sequenced. Periodization can either be the energy system-specific, resistance training specific, or both altogether.

In order to achieve a desired goal of training, a well-plan training structure and programme is vital. This should first be looked from the perspective of objective or aim of training itself. You need to set goals and define your period or phases in which you use as the vehicle to accomplish the goals. You can then realize it with a good periodization, or more accurately training programming.

You can argue there is a multitude type of periodization. The hard fact is that there is only one periodization, as already stated. Steven Fleck told me the same. What makes the organization of training successful lies on how a good manipulation of the essential training variables, such as volume, load, density, set, rep, and so on, and this is specifically called as training programming. The term has been comprehensively discussed by top strength/power scientists such as Michael H. Stone in his famous textbook.

Training programming can be manipulated in order to achieve certain fitness goals. It means you can play around with training variables to see what is best for your athlete(s) and this is done from time to time.

In research, various strategies in programming have been debated and discussed. For some reasons, some authors claimed one strategy is superior to others. In my opinion, they might be right, however, it is also the nature of programming, in which you need to develop one or try another one to get better over time. Just like the principle of progression, you can't stick to the same stimulus over time, if you want to progress. If you do want to progress, appropriate manipulation of the variables should be necessary.

There are, however, a few things that I think one should apprehend relating to training programming. So if you want to develop a training programme, understanding about stimulus and response is crucial. This is a prerequisite as only an appropriate balance of training that can lead to better management of fatigue (reduction) and potentiation (increment), even to the extent of understanding the potential of overreaching and to be able to use it in order to get better, as well as the understanding of overtraining. This will help you to make good progress. Here, appropriate adjustment to the training variables is sought, and this will bring you back to the concept of training variation such as loading manipulation.

Training variation is the tenet of all training programming relating to manipulating and sequencing the variables. It is also the fundamental of training stimulus that is required to attain higher training goals.

Therefore, several models of periodization (training programming) are utilized, researched, and discussed. It's called "method" because it depicts the structure or how an aspect of design (using training variables) is presented. They are a. sequential, b. concurrent, and will be discussed further.

What makes one different from another?
Again, there is only one periodization and its called periodization. However, if you want to look it from "training focus" point of view, such as the training variation, and primarily the loading concentration and sequence, you will find that some methods are "sequential" or "linear" and some are "concurrent", but these are usually in cyclic fashion, therefore also regarded "non linear". Thus, it's difficult to segregate this but the application of one method or model will also depend on the athlete's needs and competition demands. Someone who is new to a planned training may utilize the sequential method or even the concurrent one, and both require an appropriate adjustment of training variables. An athlete who is several years into performance training may utilize any one of the methods. The more advanced the training the higher the volume or difficulty of training. Examples of training are as described:

1. Sequential (traditional or/and linear).
This method can be divided into two, based on the athlete's training experience and level, as discussed.

Beginner and intermediate
This method comprises several training periods or blocks that follow one another. For example, phase 1 (general preparation - hypertrophy), phase 2 (specific preparation - max strength), and phase 3 (competition - power), and apply this concept: decreasing in volume, increasing in the intensity. This is typical for a new or young athlete. The earlier practice of this method (called Classical Periodization Theory (CPT)) required the development of motor abilities and skills simultaneously, done in a prolonged duration to only target one single competition (although it was expanded then, i.e. 2-3 major competitions). It utilized a moderate-low concentration of training load throughout the available time as it was difficult to further increase the loads when multiple qualities being the focus at a time. Therefore, CPT, in essence, is non-linear.

Intermediate or advanced
The sequential method can also be manipulated to suit advanced athletes needs by linking a sequence of concentrated load periods. Block system of training follows this organization. This can be easily understood with the following example: a. accumulation (preparation), b. transmutation (max strength), c. realization (speed-strength). Block periodization considers a unidirectional approach, in which only one quality is being emphasized (primarily) at a time (per period) while maintaining the others. For example, power development:
  • Period 1: strength (emphasis), plus strength-speed, speed-strength; 
  • Period 2: strength-speed (emphasis), plus strength, speed-strength; 
  • Period 3: speed-strength (emphasis), plus strength, strength-speed. 
  • Accumulation (4 weeks): high volume and low-moderate intensity: strength endurance, 4 sets x 12-15 reps x 55-65% => 2-3 sessions a week (+ max-strength + speed-strength => 1 session / "easy").
  • Transmutation (4 weeks): lower volume and high intensity: maximal strength, 4 sets x 3-6 reps x 85-92% => 2-3 sessions a week (+ speed-strength + strength-endurance => 1 session / "easy").
  • Realization (3 weeks): low volume and lower-moderate intensity: speed-strength, 4 sets x 3-6 reps x 30-50% => 2-3 sessions a week (+ strength-speed => 1 session / "easy" or incorporated in one of the speed-strength session).
This sequence is repeated (thus, the whole process is non-linear). The method is popularized by Vladimir Issurin from the early 1980s, influenced by the idea of the earlier method of programming (will be discussed).

The most important in block periodization is how one can benefit from the residual training effect, which means the effect of training that you have done in the previous month (accumulation) that required the implementation of a very concentrated load (in other words, the hard training you did in July- i.e. cumulative will benefit you in September- i.e. residual effect). The premise of block periodization is the same as the Conjugate Sequence System (CSS) or coupled successive system (CSS) that was established by Yuri Verkhoshansky in the early 1970s as well as the Phase Potentiation Periodization (PPP) that was introduced by Michael Stone in late 1970s.

Block periodization, CSS, and PPP provide advantages over other methods. They can be confused with concurrent training because they do not totally neglect other qualities when emphasizing one quality (main focus, as discussed above) during a certain training block. In addition, the name is "conjugate" (CSS) means "with others" (two or more other things together). But because the training emphasis is programmed in a sequential manner in a particular block, and not concurrent manner, it is, therefore, a "linear" type of method, from this point of view.

2. Concurrent (undulating or non-linear)
In this method, two or more training qualities are trained on a daily or weekly basis. The weekly concurrent or undulating training can be depicted as follow (considered one training period or block):
  • Week 1: training for hypertrophy, 4 sets x 8-10 reps x 70-80%
  • Week 2: strength, 4 sets x 4-6 reps x 85-90%
  • Week 3: power, 4 sets x 3-6 reps x 40-60%
The daily undulating method is as follows (repeated for several weeks to form a training period or block):
  • Monday = hypertrophy
  • Wednesday = strength
  • Friday = power. 
Another form of the concurrent method is the model of programming the training called concurrent emphasis. This is also an example of CPT and is deemed concurrent method because it is originally applied in a way that develops all the qualities simultaneously.  For example, strength endurance, strength-speed, and speed-strength training are all emphasized and developed simultaneously in a certain training period, and this has been discussed earlier. 

Which one is most effective?
This is probably a question when one wishes to develop a training programme. All the models that have been discussed are important and effective. It is how you use and incorporate them into your programme. It is not surprising if you see one coach incorporates two or more methods in his/her training during a season. 

However, there is always a principle of anything. If you are a newbie and given 3 gym sessions in a week, you can do whatever you want in all the training days in fact during the whole first month, means your emphasis should be on lifting skills or technique while you also develop general strength. Later you can try to programme your workout using the non-linear, or the undulating method, just to get you motivated by the variation of training. 

For team sports, a mix of linear (early season, no competition) and non-linear (subsequently, with/during competition) might be more ideal. The same for most individual events/sports.

In elite athletes, there is always the need to apply the more advanced method as they need the additional stimulus in order to get better. 

The difference between the "less-advanced" and advanced methods is concerned primarily with loading scheme and distribution.


Rafer Johnson VS Yang Chuan-Kwang (C.K Yang)

Johnson and C.K Yang
5 - 6 September   1960: It was 51 years ago today, two great men competed at the 1960 Olympics in Rome,  Rafer Johnson of the United States with  background of Olympic silver medalist from the 1956 Olympics and C.K Yang of Chinese Taipei, the two-times Asian Games champion. Both lived, trained and studied together at the University of California, L.A (UCLA).

Yang was very good in running events especially the 100m, 400m and 110mh but Johnson's huge strength could not be challenged by Yang, he was much better in the power events likes shot put and discus throw.

Yang won 4 out of 5 events on the first day with advantage of 15 points, he increased the lead by winning one of his favorites events, the 110mh in which he gained 923 points, 183 over than Johnson. But it all ended when they finished the discus throw where Johnson's exceptional throw awarded him huge points, 272 over than Yang then took the lead with 74 points.

In the 1500m, the final event, Yang with lifetime best of  4:36.0 was 18.2 seconds faster than Johnson's personal best. Yang would win the gold if he finish only 10 seconds ahead of Johnson. But Johnson ran the fastest time in his life, 5 seconds faster than his previous best, only 1.2 seconds slower than Yang and win the gold medal.

Yang took the silver medal with a score of 8334, 56 points short of Johnson's winning score 8392 points.  Russian's Vassily Kuznetsov who broke a few world records in Decathlon was far behind with 7,809 points in bronze medal position.

Below is a detailed statistics of the battle;

C. K. Yang
100 meters
Long Jump
Shot Put
High Jump
400 meters
Total Day 1
110m Hurdles
Discus Throw
Pole Vault
Javelin Throw
1500 meters
8392 Points (OR)
Total Score
8334 Points (>OR)
Comparative   Statistics
3 events
Shot Put & Javelin
110mh & Pole Vault
7901 Points
Number of event won
Highest score
Lowest score
Killer events
Weaker events
New value (1984 Table)
7 events
100m & 110mh
Shot Put & Discus
7820 Points

On April 28, 1963, at age of 30 and less than three years after the Rome Olympics, Yang set the world record of 9,121 points at Walnut, California - the highest decathlon score ever recorded by human being. However, amendment of scoring formula devalued the score to 8009 points only, which then enabled him to officially became the first human to score over 8000 points in decathlon. Serious injury prevented him to win the gold medal at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, and finished in fifth.

Below is the video of the greatest battle between two friends - Rafer Johnson VS C.K Yang;



100m 9.91 Su Bingtian CHN, Madrid
200m 20.16 Xie Zhenye CHN, Osaka
400m 44.07 Abdalelah Haroun QAT, London
800m 1:45.65 Jinson Johnson IND, Guwahati
1500m 3:34.55 Sadik Mikhou BRN, Paris
5000m 13:01.09 Birhanu Yemataw BRN, Lausanne
10000m 27:38.16 Hassan Chani BRN, Maia
Mar 2:06.11 Yuta Shitara JPN, Tokyo
3000 Sc 8:22.00 Kosei Yamaguchi JPN, Abashiri
110mh 13.36 Ahmad Al-Mouaed KSA, Praha
400mh 46.98 Abderrahman Samba QAT, Paris
HJ 2.40 Mutaz Barshim QAT, Doha
PV 5.71 Xue Changrui CHN, Shanghai
LJ 8.47A Wang Jianan CHN, Guiyang
TJ 17.22 Dong Bin CHN, Eugene OR
SP 20.24 Tejinder Singh IND, Patiala
DT 68.85 Ehsan Hadidi IRI, Chula Vista CA
HT 78.18 Dilshod Nazarov TJK, Chorzow
JT 87.43 Neeraj Chopra IND, Doha
Dec 7948 Keisuke Ushiro JPN, Gotzis
20kmW 1:17:26 Eiki Takahashi JPN, Kobe
50kmW 3:44:25 Hiroki Arai JPN, Taichang
4x100m 37.85 Japan Team JPN, Osaka
4x400m 3:04.05 India Team IND, Gold Coast
RED = World Leader




100m 10.99 Wei Yongli CHN, Resisprint
200m 22.73 Viktoriya Zyabkina KAZ, Almaty
400m 49.08 Salwa Eid Naser BRN, Monaco
800m 2:02.23 Manal Bahraoui BRN, Duffel
1500m 4:11.55 P.U Chitra IND, Guwahati
5000m 15:10.91 Rina Nabeshima JPN, Eugene OR
10000m 31:52.42 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Yamaguchi
Mar 2:22.44 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Osaka
3000 Sc 9:10.74 Winfred Yavi BRN, Monaco
100mh 13.08 Wu Shuijiao CHN, Shanghai
400mh 55.54 Aminat Odeyemi BRN, Goleniow
HJ 1.91 Nadzehda Dusanova UZB, Tashkent
PV 4.60 Li Ling CHN, London
LJ 6.64A Xu Xiaoling CHN, Guiyang
TJ 14.25 Olga Rypakova KAZ, Paris
SP 20.38A Gong Lijiao CHN, Guiyang
DT 67.03 Chen Yang CHN, Osterode
HT 75.02 Luo Na CHN, Halle
JT 67.69 Lu Huihui CHN, Halle
Hep 5898 Purnima Hembram IND, Guwahati
20kmW 1:26:28 Qieyang Shenjie CHN, La Coruna



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