Athletics Entry Standards Olympic Games 2012

>> April 29, 2011

Entry standards for the Games of the Olympiad XXX in London has been released by the IAAF. In order to be entered in the Olympic Games Athletics competition, an athlete will be required to achieve the appropriate Qualification Standard in the event (s) in which he or she is entered. Qualification timeline are as below:

1) 01/01/2011: 10,000m, Marathon, Race Walk, Combined & Relay Events.
2) 01/05/2011: Start of the qualification period for all other event.
3) 02/07/2012: End of qualification period for relay teams.
4) 08/07/2012: Deadline for athletes to achieve the qualification standards.

The following is the entry standards of Athletics in 2012 London Olympics:

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You may interested to read the following:

Entry Rules and Conditions click here
Official Time Table click here
Qualifying Walk Race  for 2012 London Olympics click here
Qualifying Marathon Race click here

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Thailand Open Track and Field Championship 2011 - Full Results

>> April 28, 2011

The 57th edition of Thailand open track and field championship was held at Thammasat University Stadium, Rangsit Campus in the district of Khlong Luong, approximately 40km from Bangkok city.

The strong foreign team including China, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines took part at the four days championship that was slated during April 22 - 25, 2011. Major results are as follow:

MEN EVENTS

100m: 1, Watchara Sondee, THA, 10.61s. 2, Kim Kuk Young, KOR, 10.62s. 3, Mohd Fadlin , INA, 10.66s. 200m: 1, Benjarong Chairat, THA, 21.42s. 2, Leung Ki Ho, HKG, 21.43s. 3, Liu Yuan-Kai, TPE, 21.72s. 400m: 1, Qin Jian, CHN, 47.20s.

5000m: 1, Umyot Kit-Udom, THA, 15:37.41s. 10,000m: 1, Sanchai Namket, THA, 32;28.61s.

110mh: 1, Jumrus Rittidet, THA, 14.25s.  400mh: 1, Chen Chieh, TPE, 51.62s. 3000M STP: 1, Sanchai Namket, THA, 9:36.50s.

High Jump: 1, Pramote Poom-Urai, THA, 2.05m.

Long Jump: 1, Lin Ching-Hsuan, TPE, 7.57m. 2, Piskun Yevgeniy, KAZ, 7.49m. 3, Theerayuth Pilakong, THA, 7.48m. Triple Jump: 1,Chettykbayev Yevgeniy, KAZ, 16.36m. 2, Theerayut Philakong, THA, 16.18m. 3, Mohd Hakimi Ismail, MAS, 16.00m.

Shot Put: 1, Chatchawal Polyeam, THA, 17.19m. Discus Throw: 1, Wang Yao-Hui, TPE, 52.86m. 2, Kwanchai Namsomboon, THA, 52.86m. 3, Wansawang Sawasdee, THA, 49.37m. Hammer Throw: 1, Tantipong Petchchaiya, THA, 57.25m. 2, Yongcharos Kanju, THA, 54.27m. 3, Ekkachai Maneephancharoen, THA, 50.80m. Javelin Throw: 1, Waruna Lakshan Dayata, SRI, 72.80m. 2, Chung Cheng-Hung, TPE, 69.36m. 3, Huang Shih-Feng, TPE, 67.36m.

4x100m: 1, South Korea 'A' Team (Kim Min-kyun, Juen Duck-hayng, Kim Kuk-young , Lee Hee-nan), 39.73s. 2, China Team, 40.06s. 3, Royal Thai Air Force Team, 40.39s. 4x400m: 1, RTAF Team, 3:12.48s.

Decathlon: 1, Rifat Artiov, UZB, 7.175p. 2, Pongpat Angkaew, THA, 5.751p. 3, Booket Salon, THA, 5,691p. 

WOMEN EVENTS

100m: 1, Nongnuch Sanrat, 11.81s. 2, Jiang Shan, CHN, 11.96s. 3, Pimpika Kannikom, THA, 12.09s. 200m: 1, Jiang Shan, CHN, 24.04s. 2, Tassaporn Wannakit, THA, 24.50s. 3, Ampaporn Songkua, THA, 24.99s. 400m: 1, Chen Yanmei, CHN,53.35m. 2, Tang Xioaoyin, CHN, 54.06s.

800m: 1, Zhang Xiaojun, CHI, 2:10.47s. 2, Shanika Samanmalie, SRI, 2:10.67s. 3, Aye Aye Than, MYN, 2:10.70s. 1500m: 1, Zhang Xiaojun, CHN, 4:20.61s.

5000m: 1, Shanika Samanmalie, SRI, 17:42.45s. 10,000: 1, Natthaya Thanaronnawat, THA, 36;34.58s.

100mh: 1, Wu Shui Jiao, CHI, 13.51m. 2,Dipna Lim, SIN, 14.58s. 3, Panida Rattanachan, THA, 14.68s. 400mh: 1, Alexandra Kuzina, KAZ, 58.05s.

High Jump: 1, Wanida Boonwan, THA, 1.81m. 2, Nuengruethai Chaipetch, THA, 1.75m. Pole Vault: 1, Sukanaya Chomchuendee, THA, 3.50m.

Long Jump: 1, Marestella Torres, PHI, 6.32m. 2, Dariya Ahmedova, UZB, 6.27m. 3, Thitima Muangjan, THA, 6.14m. Triple Jump: 1, Thitima Muangchan, 13.52m. 2, Anna Bondarenko, KAZ, 13.42m. 3, Tran Hue Hoa, VIE, 13.05m.

Shot Put: 1, Wan Lai Chi, SIN, 14.05m. 2, Juthaporn Krasaeyan, THA, 13.30m. 3, Evgeniya Manushikina, UZB, 13.02m. Hammer Throw: 1, Tan Song Hwa, MAS, 58.60m (NR). 2, Sung Hsin-Yi, TPE , 51.60m. 3, Rujira Kowangchai, THA, 47.64m. Javelin Throw: 1, Natta Nachan, THA, 50.40m. 2, Rosie Villarito, PHI, 49.21m. 3, Chen Hsing-Yi, 49.21m.

20,000m Walk: 1, Kay Khine Myo Tun, MYN, 1:52:42s. 2, Thanaporn, THA, 2;01:04s (NR).

4x100m: 1, Thailand National Team (Tossaporn Wannakit, Neeranuch Klomdee, Phatsorn Jaksunin, Nongnuch Sanrat), 44.98s. 2, China Team, 45.97s. 3, Rajabhat University of Surat Thani Team, 46.96s. 4x400m: 1, RTAF Team, 3;51.60s.

Heptathlon: 1, Wassana Vinatho, THA, 5,018p.

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Geoffrey Mutai 2:03:02 The Fastest Marathon Time on Earth, But Not World Record !

>> April 21, 2011

Yes it was an extraordinary performance! Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya has recorded the fastest marathon time of all time when he crosses the Boston Marathon's finishing line at 2:03:02s on April 18, 2011.

However, it's not a world record because Boston is not included  in the IAAF lists of suitable course for recognition of a record. The time is 57 seconds faster than the official world record of 2:03:59 set by Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie at Berlin in 2008.

There was speculation that the runners on the course had been aided by a tailwind. But I believe that the main factors that accelerate the race was the "decrease of elevation" between the start and finish. The race starts at 490 feet in elevation and finishes at 10 feet. Thus, Boston Marathon had a net decline in elevation of 480 feet or 104 metres in which obviously over of the permitted elevation of 42 metres or more correctly one metre in a thousand (1m per km).

Start - Finish Elevation of Boston Marathon
One of the interesting facts about the course of Boston Marathon is that the significant drop in elevation at the first 2 km. Well, the runners would start with a gear two speed (of course in control) and less hard work of acceleration is needed!

Boston Marathon was started in 1897 with 18 participants but now attracts 26,895 'qualified' runners.

Geoffrey Mutai's 2:03:02 (World best) video
 

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The Fastest Football Player of All Time

>> April 15, 2011

Everyone know that Usain Bolt is the fastest human being on earth as he hold the fastest time over 100 metres in 9.58s, or if intelligent people say "the century dash is not based on pure speed it's speed + speed endurance", then that's fine but no one has ever run faster than Bolt at 30m, 50m or 70m distances. Although the U.S sprinter Tyson Gay has beaten him in their last face-to-face meet but that's another story.

Okay in general the word "football"  refers to American Football, and for many countries outside Americas it usually means Soccer, Rugby Union etc.. let's back to question who the heck is the fastest footballer of all time? who would you pick Cristiano Ronaldo? Lionel Messi? Bryan Habana? Toderai Chavhanga? Deion Sanders? Chris Johnson?.... so many rumors out there saying how quick and fast they are but we're still not sure whether those arguments were true, but official timing revealed everything.

"BULLET" BOB HAYES !!

        

Without any doubt "Bullet" Bob Hayes is the fastest footballer of all time. He was a world record holder at 60 yards (5.9s), 100 yards (9.1s) and recorded a 9.91s (w) at 100m on chewed-up cinder track during the SF of the 1964 Olympics, where he later became the Olympic champion. He anchored the USA 4x100m's  quartet to gold medal and recorded a (split) time of 8.6s (FAT 8.84s), which is the fastest time ever recorded at 100m until Asafa Powell's 8.72s (4x100m final) in Beijing. In NFL, he changed the way football was played by introducing world class speed at the wide receiver position for Dallas Cowboys back in 1960's and early 1970's. He died in 2002 at 60.

For living football player, I would pick Trindon Holliday of USA, the 5"5 (1.65m) guy who run the 60m and 100m in 6.54s and 10.00s respectively and won the silver medal at the 2007 USA National Championship (just behind Tyson Gay). He however opted to not compete in the World Athletics championship in Osaka because he would begin the football season with LSU Tigers. He also run a 4.21s in 40y and has a vertical jump's record of 42".

Trindon Holliday has a PB of 10.00s at 100m with 1.65m tall
The other top 6 fastest footballers, with their positions and personal records would be;

> Renaldo Nehemiah (Wide Receiver): A former WR holder at 110mh (12.93s)
> Willie Gault (Wide Receiver): 1983 World champion in 4x100m, 10.10s at 100m
> Jacoby Ford (Wide Receiver): 4.28s at 40y, 6.51s at 60m, 10.01s in 100m
> Jeffery Demps (Running Back): 6.53s at 60m, 10.01s at 100m
> Chris Johnson (Running back): 4.24s at 40y, 10.32 at 100m
> Clifford "C.J" Spiller (Running Back): 6.67s at 60m, 10.22s at 100m

*List is not a ranking.
*40 yards times were taken with NFL standard time trials system, with both reaction time and wind gauge not used.

I don't have any list for Soccer because in my opinion the players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Arjen Robbin, Theo Walcott, Thierry Henry, Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Michael Owen, are not even as fast, as quick, and as strong as most of the NFL players. Even Cristiano Ronaldo may not seem to run below 11.00 (FAT) ? And there is no evidence that players from other Rugby leagues could have done better especially in speed and quickness.

Recommended readings: 
National Football League Top 100: Nfl's Greatest Players 
Who's Better, Who's Best in Football?: Setting the Record Straight on the Top 60 NFL Players of the Past 60 Years
The Perfection Point: Sport Science Predicts the Fastest Man, the Highest Jump, and the Limits of Athletic Performance

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MAAU Grand Prix 2011 - 1st Series - Full Results

>> April 10, 2011

The first series of 2011 MAAU / KOAM Athletics Grand Prix was held in Friday (April 08, 2011) at the National Sports Council training track. A total of 15 events contested at the half-day meeting which saw hammer thrower Tan Song Hwa surpassing the SEA Games qualifying mark 54.12m. She threw the iron ball at a distance of 54.80m. Meanwhile, despite recorded a fast time 47.37s in the 400m, P. Yuvaaraj was just shy of the SEA Games standard 47.35s but it's sufficient to qualify for the Asian Championship in Athletics in Japan. Full Results are as follow:

MEN EVENTS

100m: 1, Mohd Zabidi Ghazali, 10.86s, 2, Mohd Ikhwan Noor, 10.88s. 3, Ambrose Anak Jilom, 10.91s. 4, Azneem, Maldives,11.11s. 5, Hisyam Alias, 11.26s. 6, Alif Hussin, 11.47s.

400m: 1, P. Yuvaaraj, 47.37s. 2, Harmozi Arobi, 49.11s. 3, Saaid, Maldives, 49.34s. 4, Amran Raj Krishnan, 49.86s. 5, Mohd Azri Kadir, 51.04s. 6, Abdul Azlan, 51.11s. 7, Mohd Shafezee, 51.45s. 8, M. Fairol Nazim, 51.75s.

800m: 1, S. Mathialagan, 1:58.35s. 2, Parthiban, 1:59.90s. 3, S. Shivashankaran, 2:00.80s. 4, Eddison Roy, 2:00.88s. 5, Sathi Muniandy, 2:04.99s. 6, Nik Hafiz Nik Mohamad, 2:10.15s. 7, Uthentharan Muniandy, 2:11.76s. 8, S. Parameswaran, 2:17.49s.

110m Hurdles: 1, Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian, 14.25s. 2, Muhd Ajmal Aiman Mat Hasan, 14.35s. 3, Mohd Rohaizad Jamil, 14.61s. 4, Mohaswadie Mohamad, 14.86s. 5, Norazizi Ariffin, 14.99s. 6, Isaufi Illias, 15.58s. 7, Shahrul Radhi, 16.71s.

5000m: 1, R. Venugopal, 15:49.67s. 2, Ahmad Luth Hamizan, 15:52.70s. 3, Nik Fakaruddin Ismail, 15:58.86s. 4, Shahruddin Hashim, 16:01.56s. 5, Yusuf, Medan, 16:02.09s. 6, Arul Thevar, 16:22.53s. 7, S. Sivamanagoran, 16:33.32s. 8, S. Dekeeshgaraaren, 16:35.17s. 9, P. Jenathanani, 16:53.66s. 10, Arjun, Medan INA, 17:00.17s.

10,000m Track Walk: 1, Lo Choon Sieng, 44:33.24s. 2, Mohd Khairi Harith Harun, 47:42.35s. 3, Umar Sultan, 49:07.11s. 4, Mohd Azizi Anuar, 49:36.49s. 5, Wan Arif Wan Husin, 49:49.49s. 6, R. Thirukumaran, 50:07.50s.

High Jump: 1, Kavee Alagan Anpalan, 2.10m. 2, Ahmad Najwan Aqra Hussaim, 2.05m. 3, Nauraj Singh Randhawa, 2.05m. 4, Navin Raj Subramaniam, 2.00m. 5, Mohd Azly Ghazali, 1.90m. 6, Mohd Firdaus Mat Anuar, 1.90m. 7, Darvin Raj, 1.90m. 8, Prakash Krishnan, 1.85m.

Pole Vault: 1, Mohd Fahme Zamzam, 4.20m. 2, Mohd Faizul Mohd Lazim, 4.10m. 3, Iskandar Alwi, 4.00m. 4, Muhd Humaidi Abdullah, 3.60m.

Long Jump: 1, Mohd Hakimi Ismail, 7.21m. 2, Jen Chan Guo, 7.19m. 3, Mohd Fahmi Meslan, 7.14m. 4, Mohd Syahrul Faiz Abd Jabal, 7.10m. 5, Loh Kah Loon, 6.84m.

Shot Put: 1, Mohd Hafiz Hashim, 15.07m. 2, Mohd Alif Hanif Mohd Afandi, 14.10m. 3, Shahrin Selamat, 13.49m. 4, Mohd Ziyad Zulkefli, 12.94m. 5, Mohd Khairul Anuar, 11.19m. 6, Zamri Mat Yunus, 11.09m. 7, Shamsuddin Ismail, 10.46m.

WOMEN EVENTS 

100m: 1, Norjannah Hafiszah Jamaluddin, 11.93s. 2, Siti Fatimah Mohammad, 11.95s. 3, Yee Yi Ling, 12.00s. 4, Komala Shally, 12.21s. 5, Nurul Sarah Abdul Kadir, 12.33s. 6, Chiew Hui Lian, 12.94s.

400m: 1, Noraseela Mohd Khalid, 55.93s. 2, Noor Haswanie Norizan, 58.59s. 3, Nurul Assikin Md Rashid, 59.46s. 4, Nurul Faizah Asma Mazlan, 59.75s. 5, Norrohida Badawi, 59.81s. 6, Siti Rohayu, 68.92s.

800m: 1, K.Ganthimanthi, 2:20.33s. 2, Nik Norzulaili Nik Wil, 2:35.20s. 3, Nik Noramalina, 2:41.46s. 4, Sri Suganya, 2:54.01s.

10,000m Track Walk: 1, Norliyana Mohd Rusni, 55:41.54s. 2, Soon Gie Chee, 56:34.42s. 3, Siti Hanisah, 1h 03:16.01s. 4, Loh Chooi Fern, 1h 03:34.15s.

High Jump: 1, Wong Boon Syian, 1.73m. 2, Norliyana Kamaruddin, 1.70m. 3, Shandiyani Mahendran, 1.70m. 4, Yap Sean Yee, 1.60m. 5, Wan Sutika Shukri, 1.50m.

Triple Jump: 1, Nor Amira Mohamad Nafiah, 12.92m. 2, Norina Damneon, 11.94m. 3, Ramiza Syaki, 11.26m.

Hammer Throw: 1, Tan Song Hwa, 54.80m. 2, Casier Reene Kelly Lee, 49.37m. 3, Patria Pang Mei Chin, 48.50m. 4, Noraida Syuhada Nordin, 34.74.

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Malaysian Athletics Results No 1, 2011: Asian 20km Race Walk, Perak Games VI, Sarawak Juniors

>> April 05, 2011

Malaysian Athletics Results 2011-1
Compiled by Jad Adrian, T&F Statistician 

14-16 January, Serdang
Men
(15) 400m: 1, Muhamad Yunus Lasaleh, 50.3;
(16) 5000m: 1, Mohd Jironi Riduan, 15:57.7;
(15) LJ: 1, Mohd Syahrul Faiz, 7.01;
(14) TJ: 1, Ahmad Firdaus Salim, 14.87; 2, Mohd Syahrul Faiz, 14.35;
Women
(14) 800m: 1, K. Gantimanthi, 2:28.6;

27 February, Melbourne: 15km run
Women
2, Sarah Sulaiman Ch’ng , Pen, 1:02:24s

06 March, Cheras: ASEAN Team Walks Championships
-teams from 2 countries only, MAS and SIN -
Men / 10,000m: 1, Mohd Afiz Firdaus Kamaruzaman, 52:50; 2, Mohd Azizi Anuar, Kel, 54:52; 3,
Edmund Sim Soon Chye, SIN, 55:34;
Women / 3,000m: 1, Elena Goh Ling Yin, Kul, 15:33; 2, Song Gie Chee, pen, 16:06; 3, Serene
Seah Gie Chee, SIN, 18;13;

6-7 March, Kota Kinabalu
-schools champs, hand times-
Boy
(6) 100m: 1, Sebastian Lee, Sab, 10.6; 2, Asif Farhan Asrhad, Sab, 10.7 (sf 10.6);
(7) 200m: 1, Sebastian Lee, Sab, 22.0;
Girl
(6) 100m: 1, Stefbilce Sandy Stephen, 12.1; 2, Jarmella Washif, 12.5;

13 March, Kuala Lumpur: Bareno Half Marathon
Men
Open: 1, Moses Kipkorir Kiptoo, KEN, 1:06:50; 2, Mok Ying Ren, SIN, 1:08:18 (NR*); 3,
Kupchumba Kiprop, KEN, 1:09:26; 4, Johnson Kipsosgei, KEN, 1:13:56; 5, Mohd Hanafy Anas, MAS, 1:14:51; 6, Ahmad Lamchannak, MOR, 1:15:43; 7, Jason Paul Lawrence, NZL, 1:18:34; 8, Mark Williams,  GBR, 1:18:56 (1st Veteran / over 40) … Casey Lim Khon Seng, Kul/MAS, 1:21:30 (2nd Veteran / over 40& 1st MAS Veteran); …Khor Ngee Leong, 1:22:57 (1st Senior Veteran);
*pending for confirmation of the course' actual distance (course status- probably short course / 20.7km)
Women
Open: 1, Noor Amelia Musa, Kul, 1:29:18; 2, Koh Leng Leng, SIN, 1:35;55 (1st Veteran / over 35);

13 March, Nomi Japan: Asian 20km Race Walk Championships
-results of Malaysian athletes at the champs + official intermediate times at 10km in the
brackets-
Men
11, Lo Choon Sieng, Mal,1:28:04 (42:43); 17, Teoh Boon Lim, Pen, 1:29:27 (43:40); 42,
Theyagason Dhiban Raj, Nse, 1:36:24 (45:41);
Women
24, Norliana Mohd Rusni, Kel, 1:51:34 (54:47);

13 March, Kuala Lumpur (time trials)
Men
100m: 1, Latif Nyat, Joh, 10.7;
200m: 1, Baihaqi Razlan, Ter, 21.7;
Women
LJ: 1, Noor Amira M.Nafiah, Prk, 5.79;

17-18 March, Ipoh: Perak Games VI
Men
(17) 10,000W: 1, Muhamad Syahmi Mohd Syukri, Prk, 50:02.2;
(17) LJ: 1, Mohd Hakimi Ismail, Prk, 7.43;
(17) HT: 1, Ng Chee Chew, Prk, 36.73;
(18) 20000W: Muhammad Syahmi Mohammad Syukri 1:45:01.04;
(18) TJ: 1, Mohd Hakimi Ismail, Prk, 14.96;
(18) DT: 1, Firdaus, Prk, 34.59;
Women
(18) 5,000W: 1, G. Sonnia, Prk, 29:50.45;
(18) TJ: 1,Nurul Adilla Syafika Zunnika 11.07;
(18) HT: 1, Linda Tan Ling Hwa, Prk, 33.21;

March 24, Hong Kong: International Marathon
Men
32, Shaharuddin Hashim, Kul, 2:37:40;

April 02, Kota Kinabalu: UMS Open
Men
400m: 1, Anchois Aaron, Sab, 50.3;
110mh: 1, Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian, Sab, 14.7; 2, Ngu Chee Yan, 15.1;
Women
400m: 1, Merlina Uganis, Sab, 61.9;
TJ: 1, Nurul Atiqa Sukur, Sab, 10.73;

2-3 April, Kuching: Sarawak Juniors
Men
(2) 100m: 1, Amrose Jilom, Sar, 10.8;
Women
(02) TJ: 1, Kee Siew Lian, Sar, 11.00;
(02) HJ: 1, Kee Siew Lian, Sar, 1.54;
(02) DT: 1, Ngu Mee Zing, Sar, 36.15;
(02) SP: 1, Ngu Mee Zing, Sar, 11.86;

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