Malaysian official: ‘Pinas ang SEA Games champ
Kumpiyansa ang isang Malaysian sports official na masusungkit ng ‘Pinas ang overall championship ng iho-host na 30th Southeast Games 2019 sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng Luzon sa darating na Nobyembre 30-Disyembre 11.
Deretsang sinabi ni Olympic Coucil of Malaysia secretary Datuk Sieh Kok Chi, na malaking bentahe sa bansa ang manalo ng mga medalyang ginto dahil tiyak na sasamantalahin ang homecourt advantage.
Iyondrin aniya ang taktika ng Malaysia ang itaguyod at pamayagpagan pangkalahatan ang 2017 SEA Games sa total 145 gold medals.
“Being the host, Malaysia had certain advantages, which were maximised by the Organizing Committee,” pahayag ni Chi.
“For example, the Diving events were increased from the normal 8 events to 13, track cycling events were increased from the normal 8 events to 13 and pencak silat events were increased from the normal 14 events to 20 events. In addition, the events of a number of sports, such as boxing, fencing, judo, weightlifting, were reduced by half, “ hirit niya.
Sapantaha rin niya na ang Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, at Singapore ang magbabakbakan para sa ikalawa hanggang ika-anim na puwesto ng 11-nation, 12-day sportsfest. (Aivan Episcope)
“What happened in 2017 did not go un-noticed and was quickly picked up by PHILSGOC ,” aniya pa.
“As such, the 30th SEA Games Sports Program has some rather lopped-sided (sic) events, such as diving with only 4 events, track cycling being totally deleted and pencak silat reduced from 20 events to 9 events only .
. . The Malaysian contingent has lost 50 gold medals due to the non-inclusion of many events as well as the dropping of a number of sports and disciplines (6 to be exact) from the 2019 Sports Program.”
“As such the Malaysian Contingent should be quite satisfied, if it can finish in 4th position in the 30th SEA Games.”