Indonesia Plans To Send 670 Athletes To SEA Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia planned to send 670 athletes to vie in 45 sports, in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, slated for Nov 30 to Dec 11, in the Philippines, an executive at the Indonesian Olympics committee said here.

Due to budget limit, possible changing of sports and athletes to vie in the upcoming regional multi-sports event may occur, as evaluation process carried out by the committee was still underway at present, head of Indonesian Olympics Committee, Erick Thohir, said.

But the important thing is that, government allocation to finance Indonesian sports delegation in the event won’t be changed, remains set at 47 billion rupiah (about 3.3 million U.S. dollars), Erick said.

Erick expected that Indonesia can seize 45 gold medals, or higher than 38, the nation obtained in the 2017 Malaysia SEA Games.

Among the sports that Indonesia registered to vie in are athletics, archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, chess, cycling, football, karate, wushu, golf, gymnastics, weightlifting, volleyball, shooting, hockey, squash, softball and e-sport.

The 30th SEA Games in the Philippines will stage 56 sports, the highest number in SEA Games history. Some 9,840 athletes from 11 countries are expected to contend in the biennial sports event.� NNN-ANTARA

Source: NAM News Network