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Month: January 2009

JUNIOR: Alam Shah – Perkembangan terkini program

Program junior rowing yang bermula sabtu lepas nampak memberangsangkan. Pelajar-pelajar teruja dapat merasai pengalaman yang berbeza dari yang terhidang di Putrajaya. Perjalanan yang memakan masa selama lebih sejam berbaloi dengan dipenuhi aktiviti-aktiviti yang telah dirancangkan.

Sebanyak 40 peserta hadir. Menurut Cikgu Fadhil, terdapat satu pasukan rumah yang tidak dapat hadir berikutan masalah komunikasi. Beliau memberi jaminan pasukan rumah tersebut akan hadir pada sessi berikutnya.

Sesi pertama jam 10:00AM pada hari Sabtu yang lalu dimulakan dengan teori pengenalan mengenai bot dan peralatan yang dikendalikan oleh Coach Halim dengan dibantu oleh Wan. Manakala, teori teknik asas dan ergometer dikendalikan oleh Mus dan Madjai. Sesi ini berakhir jam 1:00PM untuk makan tengahari.

Pada sebelah petang, praktikal dimulakan seawal jam 2:00PM. Terdapat 4 bot yang digunakan dan 10 kumpulan yang akan turun berganti-ganti. Oleh itu, kumpulan yang tidak turun air didedahkan dengan praktikal di atas ergometre. Program latihan yang disediakan untuk mereka adalah 1000m x 2set.

Latihan di bot adalah pergerakan asas sukan sukan medayung. Manakala, latihan di ergometer bertujuan untuk memberikan gambaran asas tentang latihan di atas air. Pelajar juga didedahkan tentang kesilapan-kesilapan yang biasa berlaku, punca dan cara yang betul mengenai kaedah asas mendayung.

Untuk program ini, pelajar senior tingkatan 5 Mohd Hafizin Jamil yang juga merupakan Presiden Kelab Mendayung Alam Shah hadir memberi sokongan. Minat beliau yang mendalam kerana menyedari peluang penglibatan junior di peringkat antarabangsa. Kami akan menyediakan program latihan untuk mereka yang berminat berdasarkan ujian 2000m di ergometer. Hafizin cuba memperbaharui rekod awalnya 8:44.7 dan berjaya dengan rekod baru 8:43.8. Inisiatif ini diperhatikan oleh pelajar-pelajar tingakatan 4 di mana 2 orang tampil ingin membuat percubaan. Hasilnya, Mohd Fikri berjaya dengan rekod 8:43.2 dan Afiz Fazriz dengan rekod 8:53.4.

Berdasarkan rekod tersebut, program latihan Indoor Rowing dijana untuk kegunaan mereka. Semoga inisiatif ini akan menunjukkan teladan dan membuahkan hasil yang boleh dibanggakan suatu hari nanti.

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2009 Asian Rowing Championships

Taiwan to host Asian Rowing Champs

The 2009 Asian Rowing Championships are going to Yilan County in Taiwan. Dongshan River Water Park has been chosen as the venue to host the event which will be held from 2 – 9 November 2009.The selection was made following the Asian Junior Rowing Championships which were held earlier this month in Hong Kong. Voted by more than 20 Asian member countries,Taiwan was chosen over a bid from Singapore. This will be the second time that the Dongshan River Water Park has hosted an international event. In 1995 the venue held the 7th Asian Rowing Championships. The Asian Rowing Championships are held every second year and were last held in 2007 in Chung-Ju, Korea. The Asian Junior Rowing Championships, which are held yearly, will take place at the same time in Taiwan. Dongshan River is considered one of Taiwan’s top scenic spots. It is an ecological reserve and contains more than 340 different species of birds. It is an artificial canal and is popular for dragon boating events. The Yulan County bureau hopes that bringing the rowing championships to the area will help stimulate rowing in the region. Yulan County is on the east coast of Taiwan.
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I would like to welcome Coach Halim @ Traffic Watchdog, our Head Coach from PERDAMA & our National Rowers, Tan Suet Fong @ multisport who willing to become the authors & contributors to this blog. I have to thank to both of them for their support, encouragement & enthusiasm they have shown. I’m hoping that this blog will provide motivation & information to sports enthusiasts and to malaysian rowers especially. So that, this blog can also be the space of word for those who want their voice to be heard by all. The intention is only to contribute to rowing sport development & organization like PERDAMA towards producing champions for Malaysia.

“small shift, big moves”

Thank you, Coach Halim & Afong!

“Almost every training session ended in sheer exhaustion, to the point that you are writhing on the ground, vomiting and feeling sick. You just have to push yourself. The only way to improve is to work harder than you did the day before.” – Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan

“Sometimes when i was training, i punished myself so much. I didn’t feel the body. The mind just tells and the body goes on. In a normal person, the mind is the first to break down. If a player can train himslef to let the mind control the body, then he has a chance to become a champion.” Datuk Eddy Choong

“I dug deep into myself to show them. in the process, i develop the mental strength and capacity to take on the challenge. For the first time in my life, i could experience it – shutting my eyes and running the race in my mind.” Ishtiaq Mubarak.

Books title: Way of Champions “Secrets of their Success”
Author: Ooi Lay Beng
ISBN 983-40733-0-5

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Adidas Seeding Programme

Good news for runners who blog or having their own webpage.

Adidas had once again brought in more highly innovative running shoes tobe given away FREE to runners to wear-test them & to post in their bloga very frank & unprejudiced opinion about the shoes after 30 days of usage.
One of the shoe that is included in this program is adiZero Adois thatHaile Gebrselassie used at the 2008 Berlin Marathon setting a worldrecord in the Marathon at 2hr 03 mins 58 sec.The sizes are limited and I have them in size UK 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5 &10.5. Those wishing to possess these shoes will have to comply with thefollowing terms & condition :
  1. Come to the adidas office to fit the shoes
  2. Undertake to post a comment in their blog
  3. about the Technical features of the Shoes upon receiving them
  4. about the performance of the shoes after 30 days of usage
  5. Must be a blogger or has his/her own website

This offer expires on 15th January 2009 & the shoes will be given out on a first-come-first-serve basis. The program this year is only open tothose who had NOT participated or missed out in this program previously.If you are interested pls call to make an appointment as appended below office address:

Adidas Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Block B , Level 4, Plaza Damansara
45 Media Setia 1
Bukit Damansara Kuala LumpurT
Tel Office : 03 – 20804843
Mobile No : 012 – 3503668
E-Mail :

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Development Program for Junior: Sekolah Alam Shah, Putrajaya 2009

The program will start with Learn-To-Row (Klinik Asas Rowing)program for 4 days. The training session will be held on Saturday & Sunday from 8AM to 6PM. Participation target is 120 students & divide into 2 groups. First session will start on 10th Jan 2009 at Kompleks Latihan Rowing Kebangsaan, Empangan Batu, Gombak.

We will be having a REGATTA on 9th May 2009 in between students which divided into 6 teams as following:

  1. Dato’ Onn
  2. Halimi
  3. Tan Sri Jamil Rais
  4. Hishamuddin
  5. Aminuddin Baki
  6. Za’aba

The rowing instructors involve are including Mus, Majai, Wan & Tonga. PERDAMA will benefit this program & identify potential atheletes for further development on junior program. Therefore, Sekolah Alam Shah commitment & contribution are very much appreciated.

Congratulations & good luck to all.

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