The Southeast Asian Games will be held in May 13-23 in 2022

The Southeast Asian Games has been re-scheduled and will be held in Vietnam’s capital in May 13-23 next year in 2022. The 31st edition of the Southeast Asian Games was scheduled to be held from 21 November until 2 December in 2021 but the competition moved to 2022 following the confirmation of the decision makers in July.

The SEA Games Federation approved to postpone the Southeast Asian Games to 2022 due to the situation of the region in the recent months. The Covid-19 pandemic affected the travelling restrictions and the preparations of the athletes.

The SEA Games Federation Council approved the new dates following the countries started to open their borders. The SEA Games will feature altogether 40 different sports, mainly those events which are on the schedule of the Olympic Games.

Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi is the host of the 31st edition of the Southeast Asian Games where Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and host Vietnam are eligible to attend on it. Following the approval of the new date, the multisport event will be taking place in the year of the Asian Games.

Thirteen weight classes are in the schedule of the 2022 Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi and the national selection events will be held in several countries during the month of December. Indonesia hosted its National Games in October while Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and others are planning to make them in December.

Thirteen boxing finals were held at the last 30th edition of the Southeast Asian Games in Manila, in the Philippines on December 2019. The host country claimed finally seven titles, Thailand had five champions while Vietnam earned one gold medal in the boxing tournament of the Southeast Asian Games in 2019.

Philippines’ ASBC Asian Women’s Champion Josie Gabuco, Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam, Rogen Ladon and Eumir Felix Marcial all claimed medals in the AIBA World Boxing Championships as elite or youth in the recent five years and all achieved titles in the Southeast Asian Games. Among Thailand’s previous AIBA medallists Sudaporn Seesondee, Chatchai Decha Butdee and Wuttichai Masuk were also among the winners of the last edition of the SEA Games. 

The list of the titleholders from the 2019 Southeast Asian Games
Women’s 48kg: Josie Gabuco, Philippines
Women’s 51kg: Nguyen Thi Tam, Vietnam
Women’s 54kg: Nilawan Techasuep, Thailand
Women’s 57kg: Nesthy Petecio, Philippines
Women’s 60kg: Sudaporn Seesondee, Thailand
Men’s 49kg: Carlo Paalam, Philippines
Men’s 52kg: Rogen Ladon, Philippines
Men’s 56kg: Chatchai Decha Butdee, Thailand
Men’s 60kg: Charly Suarez, Philippines
Men’s 64kg: James Palicte, Philippines
Men’s 69kg: Wuttichai Masuk, Thailand
Men’s 75kg: Eumir Felix Marcial, Philippines
Men’s 81kg: Anavat Thongkrathok, Thailand

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