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SEA Games accept Kingdom’s taekwondo bid

SEA Games accept Kingdom’s taekwondo bid

Cambodia’s efforts to get the women’s 73 kg class included in the taekwondo competition at the 2017 SEA Games in Malaysia met with success at the two-day SEA Games Federation Council meeting, which concluded in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

According to Vath Chamroeun, secretary-general of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, who attended the meeting, the acceptance of Cambodia’s proposal has opened up a great medal opportunity for the Kingdom’s taekwondo sensation Sorn Seavmey, who is most comfortable competing in that category.

“We are happy that Malaysia has restored this event that was left out by Singapore in the 2015 edition,” the NOCC secretary-general said.

With a little over a year to go for the opening of the 29th SEA Games, the council approved the final list of disciplines, endorsing the local organising committee’s proposal to host 38 disciplines and 405 events during the biennial event running from August 19-31 next year.

Men’s and women’s quadrant in septaktrakraw were the only other events added to the previous list of 403 disciplinesThe final list comprised 208 events for men, 177 for women and 20 for mixed events.

Among the disciplines dropped from the Singapore Games two years ago but reappearing in Malaysia were cricket (T20 and T50), track cycling, futsal, ice hockey, ice skating, karate, lawn green bowling, muay Thai and men’s weightlifting.

Disciplines included by Singapore but were discarded by Malaysia include canoeing, floorball, rowing, softball and traditional boat racing.In all, 1,332 medals will be on offer during the competition, to be held in Kuala Lumpur and other states.

The SEA Games Council also rejected a proposal to hold the 9th ASEAN Para Games concurrently with the SEA Games. The competitions will now be held separately. The Council endorsed Phillipines as the next host of the Games in 2019.

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