Samahang Weightlifting sa Pilipinas president Monico Puentevella stated he’s assured Vietnam will push by means of with the thirty first Southeast Asian Video games (SEAG) if solely to wrest the general title from the Philippines.
As a former member of the SEAG Federation, Puentevella stated Vietnam will take the possibility internet hosting the occasion, the place it has calendared “solely 40 sports activities and [to have] the most effective probability of rising as champions as soon as once more.”
“Vietnam will win this one once more with solely 40 [sports] consider me,” stated Puentevella, who personally felt the Video games ought to push by means of regardless of ongoing worldwide surge in coronavirus instances.
“It’s simpler and extra sensible for Vietnam [to stage it now] as a result of they solely have 40 sports activities in comparison with our 55 sports activities [during the 2019 edition],” stated Puentevella.
Vietnam final hosted the biennial meet in 2003 in Ho Chi Minh the place it topped itself the general champion, which started its turning into a significant sporting energy within the area.
“It’s nonetheless 5 months away so there’s nonetheless sufficient time,” he stated. “Scrapping the video games is probably not the appropriate choice. Perhaps postpone it a bit bit.”
He stated that Japan managed to drag off the internet hosting of the 2020 Olympics final 12 months regardless of the Delta variant surge “and [with] the entire world collaborating.”
The nation is hoping to attain 4 gold medals in weightlifting within the SEA Video games slated Might 12 to 23 in Hanoi and 11 different cities in Vietnam.
Reviews have it that Vietnam is significantly contemplating scrapping the video games after the area encountered one other wave of COVID-19 infections.
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