Indonesian NPC badminton player Khalimatus Sadiyah (left) during a consultation with NPCI National Coach Nurrachman (right) following the 2022 APG National Training Center at UNS Manahan FKOR Building, Solo, Central Java. ANTARA/Bambang Dwi Marwoto
“The NPCI initially offered 13 sports, but Myanmar suggested adding another one, namely sitting volleyball, bringing the total to 14 sports,” NPCI General Chairman Senny Marbun said in Solo, Wednesday (16/3/2022) .
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According to Senny, the 14 sports are athletics, boccia, archery, judo, weightlifting, swimming, table tennis, court tennis, chess, bowls, badminton, cycling, shooting and sitting volleyball.
Indonesia, as hosts, will field approximately 200 athletes to compete in all the competing sports.
There are 11 Southeast Asian countries that will definitely be present, namely Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, East Timor and Indonesia as host. It’s just that the total number of athletes cannot be determined.
“For the preparations, everything is in progress and will be ready in time. Let’s pray together to be the best in Southeast Asia,” Senny added.
As for the medal opportunities, Senny explained that several sports are the host’s mainstay, including athletics, swimming, chess, badminton, table tennis, weightlifting and judo.
However, he continued, his party has not calculated how many gold medals can be obtained if one wants to become the overall champion, because not all participating countries have sent the number of gold medals. athletes.
Earlier, NPCI Indonesia assured that Solo City is ready to host the XI ASEAN Para Games next July to replace Vietnam, which withdrew considering it had already handled a similar opportunity. in 2011.
Regarding the venue of the match, Senny continued, everything is ready as Solo City has a sports complex at Manahan Stadium, as well as supporting cities such as Karanganyar, which is also ready with the venue of the match. for APG XI 2022.
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