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Asian Youth Games: All the results from the first round of football matches

Here are the results of the first round of the Asian Youth Games’ football tournament which ended today. As hosts, Singapore was given the privilege of a direct entry into the next round of the competition which begins on 27 June:  

Group A:

Iran 6 Taiwan 0

(Iran’s scorers: Saeid Aghaei Nojehdeh, 10th, 34th, Mehdi Pourdadashvend, 21st, Siavash Haghnazari, 40th, Armin Sohrabian, 45th, Seyadreza Mirahmadi, 71st)

* Iran goes through to the next round. The third team, the Philippines, has been ruled out of the tournament after being quarantined for the H1N1 virus

Group B:

South Korea 2 Pakistan 0

(South Korea: Choi Jaehua 10th, Kim Su Bin, 44th, pen)

China 7 Myanmar 3

(China: Wang Chengkuai, 2nd, 12th, Liang Xueming, 8th, 39th, Wang Yiran, 55th, 63rd, Xiao Yufeng, 72nd),

(Myanmar: Htwe Aung Myo, 14th, 44th, 64th)

Pakistan 0-0 China

South Korea 5 Myanmar 1

(South Korea: Lee Woo Seok, 17th, Jeong Chung Geun, 22nd, Min Arkar, 50th, own goal, Kim Gun Hee, 51st, Kim Young Gyu, 56th)

( Myanmar: Tun Zaw Win, 67th)

South Korea  3 China 2

(South Korea: Kim Sun Bin, 11th, Lee Hui Chan, 37th, Suh Myeongwon, 41st)

(China: Yan Peng, 12th, Xiao Yufeng, 80th)

Myanmar 1 Pakistan 1

(Myanmar: Htwe Aung Myo, 22th min)

(Pakistan: Tario Fahad, 81st)

* South Korea (9 points) and China (4 points) go through to next round

Group C:

North Korea 3 Thailand 2

(North Korea: Ro Kwang Yong, 29th, Ri Jong Hyok, 66th,  Jo Sol Song, 69th)

(Thailand: Daochalermwong, 61st, Chaoroenruen, 73rd)

Malaysia 1 Nort Korea 0

(Malaysia: Muhd A Yakob, 22nd, pen)

Thailand 2 Malaysia 1

(Thailand: Charoenruen , 47th, 58th)

(Malaysia:  Muhd A Yakob, 75th)

* Thailand (3 points) and North Korea (3 points) go through. Although Malaysia also has 3 points, it didn’t qualify as it scored one goal less (2 goals) than North Korea (three goals)  

Group D:

Saudi Arabia 3 Laos 1

(Saudi Arabia: Al Harun Abdullah, 34th, Alnakhli Mohd Qasem,36th, 65th)

(Laos: S. Thinnakone, 52nd)

 * Both Saudi Arabia and Laos  go through to the next round because the third team, Hong Kong, has been ruled out of the tournament after being quarantined for the H1N1 virus

Second round:

The eight teams are now divided into two groups:

Group A: Iran, Thailand, China, Singapore

Group B: Laos, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, South Korea

Singapore will play against Iran on 27 June (Saturday) at 5pm. It then meets Thailand on 29 June at 4pm before taking on China in its final group match on 1 July at 730pm. Singapore will play all its matches at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

Yours in sport

Singapore Sports Fan

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Newsflash: Thong En spears down national junior record

Victoria Junior College student Koh Thong En speared his way to a new national junior mark as he finished fifth in the men’s javelin at the 70th Singapore Open Track and Field Championships last Sunday. 

Koh Thong En in action during the 49th National Schools Track and Field Championships (picture courtesy of redsports.sg)

Koh Thong En in action during the 49th National Schools Track and Field Championships (picture courtesy of redsports.sg)

The 17-year-old first-year student threw 54.14m at the Bukit Gombak Stadum to eclipse the national junior record mark of 53.70m set by Akid Chong during the 34th Singapore Junior Athletics Championships in late June.

The event was won by Sri Lanka’s K. H. K Gunathilaka who threw 74.85m. China’s Qin Qiang took the silver with 71.12m while Japan’s Yamamoto Kazuki was third wth 68.01m.

Thong En had already shown signs during the recent 49th National Schools Track and Field Championships that he was capable of hurling beyond the 53m mark when he won the Boys A Division event with a distance of 54.78m.

However, that was achieved with a 700g javelin, the stipulated weight for the A Division Boys competition whereas 800g javelins – the adult standard – were used at the Singapore Open.

If Thong En’s record is ratified by the Singapore Athletics Association, it would be the 18th national open and junior mark to be broken this year (see here and here for a list of the other records that have been broken to date) 

Despite seeing his name wiped off the national record books, Nanyang Polytechnic student Akid Chong still had some reason to smile at the Singapore Open. His best effort of 53.90m, which helped him to finish sixth eventually, is a new personal best and also bettered the existing national junior mark.

The fact that only 0.24m is separating the two young athletes means that Singapore track and field fans could be in for a huge treat the next few times Thong En and Akid come into battle again.

The Singapore Sports Fan extends his heartiest congratulations to Thong En and hopes that he and Akid will continue to set new standards for Singapore athletics.

Yours in sport

Singapore Sports Fan  

Related links:

24 June 2008 – Fields of gold: 14 national open and junior records and counting!

2 July -The SSF Interview: Akid looking to spear national mark next

6 July – And Balpreet makes it 15 (pity thate two others slipped away though)

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