Even earlier than the thirty first Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) may open its doorways in Vietnam subsequent month, Cambodia’s internet hosting of the Games subsequent yr appears to be like rosy for Team Philippines.
Most of the 39 sports activities accredited to be on the Cambodia SEAG calendar appear to present Team PH the prospect to contend for the general title even with the Filipinos taking part in on overseas soil.
Not just a few victories might be sealed in medal-rich athletics, however with arnis, dancesports, gymnastics, triathlon, basketball, boxing, billiards and rowing round, the nation’s aspirations for a repeat act of the 2019 Games in Manila look fairly good.
The Philippines captured its second general title as host three years in the past with these sports activities delivering an enormous chunk of the 149 gold medals it gained in working away with the general title.
PH-dominated sports activities
Arnis, the nation’s nationwide sport, grabbed 14 gold medals whereas dancesports added 10 to the gathering.
“Cambodia is able to host and so they promised a wonderful version of the Games,’’ mentioned Philippine Olympic Committee president Rep. Abraham “Bambol’’ Tolentino after rising from the SEAG Federation assembly in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Combat sports activities judo, kickboxing, karate, muay thai and taekwondo are additionally dependable medal sources for the nationwide contingent in addition to biking, sepak takraw, fencing, weightlifting, conventional boat race, bodybuilding, e-sports and jiujitsu.
Sports which can be into consideration resembling wushu and impediment sports activities may equally flip within the mints when the strong output of Filipino athletes in 2019 is considered.
The thirty second version of the 11-nation meet has been penciled May 5 to May 16 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital and designated hub of the Games.
Cambodia’s internet hosting is scheduled a yr after Vietnam’s staging on May 12 to May 23 following a postponement final yr.
Also included within the Cambodia lineup are aquatics, badminton, canoeing, petanque, mushy tennis, desk tennis, volleyball, wrestling, hockey, vovinam, jet ski and indigenous sports activities kun vocator, amongst others, whereas organizers are nonetheless pondering whether or not to hold water polo, cricket, taking pictures and floorball as properly. INQ
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