Thursday, 27 August 2020

Additional Proposed Sports for SEA Games 2021

The 2021 Southeast Asian Games which will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam will feature 36 sports with 450 events.

The Vietnam Organizing committee already identified the 30 sports including the Olympic centerpiece sports - Athletics and Aquatics.

While several sports are to be identified, some countries appealed to include some sports which are beneficial for their 31st SEA Games campaign.

For instance, Indonesia and the Philippines proposed to include triathlon, e-sports, sambo and modern pentathlon.

Indonesia also wants to include bowling, jujitsu and teqball while the Philippines is lobbying for  skateboarding, obstacle racing and arnis.

Other appeals include the sports of indoor hockey, muay thai, floorball, netball, lawn bowls, squash, rugby 7s, sailing, cricket, traditional boat race and soft tennis.

The number of sports to be contested during the Games will be officially announced 12 months before the start of the sports event scheduled to be held from November 21 to December 2 next year.
Insights/Opinions from the author: 
The remaining sports to be identified is like a consolation for other countries. I think Vietnam as host has already planned the sports events which are favorable for them like what other host country did in the previous SEA Games editions.
With the above mentioned sports, arnis, sambo, triathlon (2 events), e-sports and jujitsu probably has high chances of getting into the final rooster of events in next year's SEA Games. Vietnam has high chances of winning gold medals in arnis.

Monday, 3 August 2020

Weightlifter Diaz of the Phiippines Rules the 59kg Event

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines ruled the women's 59kg category at the 2020 Eleiko Email International Lifters Tournament last week.

Diaz lifted a total weight of 216 kilograms. She lifted 95 kg in the snatch discipline and 121 kg in the clean & jerk discipline.

Diaz is a 2019 Southeast Asian Games gold medalist and hopes to qualify for the 3rd time in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics which was rescheduled next year.

Aside from Diaz, Singaporean weightlifter also participated in the tournament.

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Online Karate: Philippines & Malaysia Won Medals

As the pandemic continues around the world, athletes also continue their competitiveness thru online competitions like the Adidas Karate World Open Series E-Tournament 2020.

In the event, Malaysia took two bronze medals while the Philippines captured one controversial silver medal on this online tournament.

Sam Hiang Fong won the bronze medal in the women's e-kata individual u21 event while compatriot Muhammad Aiqal Asmadie won his bronze medal in the men's e-kata individual u16 event.

Meanwhile, Philippines' Orencio James "OJ" De los Santos was awarded silver medal in the men's individual e-kata senior event behind Portugal's Eduardo Garcia after a scoring glitch.

According to, Germany topped the medal ranking with 7 gold medals which was participated by 52 nations.

Brunei, another SEA nation,  also took part of the online tournament.

Monday, 13 July 2020

36 Sports For Vietnam SEA Games

The 31st Southeast Asian Games which Vietnam as host will feature 36 sports.
Hanoi which will be the main hub will cater Olympic and centerpiece sports - Athletics and Swimming.

Aside from the said sports, approved sports are archery, badminton, basketball, canoe-kayak, cycling, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, handball, judo, karate, rowing, shooting, table-tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling.

Aside  from the Olympic sports above, making to the lists are billiards and snooker, chess, dance sport, Muay, pencak silat, petanque, sepak takraw and wushu. 

While bodybuilding, finswimming, kickboxing, kurash and vovinam will also be part of the 31st SEA Games.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

10th ASEAN Para Games Rescheduled Again

The 10th ASEAN Para Games was rescheduled for another date, pushed to October this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ASEAN Para Sports Federation Board moved the Para Games from March 21-27 to Oct. 3-9, with the hopes that COVID-19 has been “put under control and no longer a threat to human” by then.