HANOI—Team Philippines chef de mission Ramon Fernandez is representing the Philippine delegation Monday for the closing ceremonies of the thirty first Southeast Asian Games at My Dinh National Stadium right here.
With a lot of the Philippine group members headed dwelling or already dwelling, Fernandez was to be joined by his deputies Carl Sambrano and Pear Managuelod of rollersports and Muay Thai, respectively, on the closing affair to be closed by Vietnam Sports, Culture and Tourism Minister Nguyen Van Hung.
Also becoming a member of the occasion are Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, who was to extinguish the Games Flame, because the curtain wrung down on the thirty first version of the biennial sports activities showcase held within the Vietnamese capital and neighboring provinces.
The SEA Games Federation flag will likewise be lowered and handed over to the consultant of Cambodia, which can host the thirty second SEA Games within the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh in May 2023.
The regional meet was speculated to be held final November however was delayed for six months because of the spike in COVID-19 circumstances that swept the area.
Sorely affected by the virus disaster was the build-up of the nation’s campaigners, who fought an uphill however gallant battle in winding up fourth general within the medal standings with 52 gold, 70 silver and 104 bronze medals.
As anticipated, Vietnam ran away with general honors(205-125-116), Thailand was a distant second (92-103-136) and Indonesia third (69-91-81).
“We finished fourth place among 11 brother-countries in the region. This is our best finish since 1983 (in the Singapore SEA Games when we placed second to Indonesia) in a SEA Games event outside the Philippines,” Fernandez mentioned.
As one in every of his final capabilities as the pinnacle of the Philippine delegation, the PSC official attended the ultimate CDM assembly yesterday the place Cambodian CDM Soksival Nhan thanked the Vietnamese organizers for his or her heat hospitality within the working of the Games.
“Nhan extended his personal invitation in welcoming all of the other 10 participating countries to the 32nd SEA Games in Phnom Pehn next year,” Fernandez mentioned, including that he would keep till right this moment to see that every one the PH group members are safely on their means again dwelling earlier than boarding his personal flight again to Manila.
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