PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) President Abraham Tolentino disclosed to The Manila Occasions on Sunday morning that simply 36 sports activities had been proposed to be performed on the biennial Southeast Asian (SEA) Video games in Vietnam in 2021 because of the risks of the pandemic.
This used to be mentioned when the POC president attended the primary on-line SEA Video games Council Federation assembly closing Thursday.
Except for the obligatory sports activities of athletics and aquatics, incorporated within the potential roster are archery, badminton, 5-on-Five and 3-on-Three basketball, boxing, billiards and snooker, canoe or kayak, chess, xiangqi (Chinese language chess) and highway biking or mountain cycling.
Different suggestions incorporated dancesport; fencing; soccer; futsal; golfing; creative, rhythmic and cardio gymnastics; indoor and seashore handball; judo; karate; muay thai, pencak silat, pétanque; rowing; sepak takraw; pistol, rifle and shotgun capturing; desk tennis; taekwondo and tennis.
Indoor and seashore volleyball, weightlifting, greco roman and freestyle wrestling, finswimming, bodybuilding, wushu, kurash, kickboxing and vovinam (Vietnamese martial arts) have been different tips at the listing.
In a separate interview on Sunday, POC Secretary Basic Edwin Gastanes clarified that the preliminary listing used to be nonetheless a proposal from Vietnam, and he expects that different SEA international locations will attraction for the inclusion of different cultural sports activities.
“That’s the proposal of Vietnam. I be expecting that different nations within the Asean will make some request or attraction for the inclusion of the opposite sports activities. It occurs each and every SEA Video games assembly similar to with us [last year],” mentioned Gastanes, who’s additionally the Philippine Soccer Federation secretary basic.
“We’re nonetheless finalizing what sports activities to attraction,” he added, revealing that the following SEA Video games Council Federation assembly shall be on July 21.
Final 12 months, the Philippines hosted 56 video games at the 30th Southeast Asian Video games from November 30 to December 11 in Metro Manila and at New Clark Town.
The rustic turned into the whole champion with 149 gold, 117 silver and 121 bronze medals, surpassing the country’s 2005 SEA Video games tally of 113 gold, 85 silver and 93 bronze medals that still made the Philippines the whole champion.
Sadly, the Philippine martial artwork of arnis has been struck from the roster of sports activities subsequent 12 months even though dancesport stays.
In 2019, the Philippine arnis contingent snatched all 14 gold medals to be received whilst the nationwide dancesport staff nabbed 10 gold.
Apart from arnis, the Vietnamese listing additionally scrapped squash, decreasing 1 gold medal to be received; impediment path, 6 gold medals; triathlon, Three gold; skateboarding, 6 gold; jiujitsu, Five gold; esports, Three gold; crusing, Three gold; cushy tennis, Three gold; sambo (world wrestling), 2 gold; browsing, 2 gold; rugby, 1 gold; wakeboarding, 2 gold; pentathlon, 2 gold; windsurfing, 2 gold; baseball, 1 gold; softball, 1 gold; and duathlon, 1 gold.
If Vietnam’s 36-sport-proposal is licensed, there shall be 58 gold medals much less to win, decreasing the percentages for the Philippines to win a 2nd directly total crown on the 31st SEA Video games.