Latest Sports News 5 World Class Athletes at SEA Games
Latest Sports News 5 World Class Athletes at SEA Games. The Southeast Asian Games, also known as the SEA Games (SEAG), is a biennial sporting event involving participants from the current 11 Southeast Asian countries. The match is under the regulations of the Southeast Asian Games Federation. Under the supervision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). To keep up-to-date with International Sports news, stay tuned for the latest from the Sports News Site, EkingsNews. For the most popular soccer predictions, you can also see Jawal Bola. The following is a list of world-class athletes participating in the Hanoi 2022 Sea Games.
Swimmer Joseph Schooling made headlines around the world when he beat his childhood idol. Namely, Michael Phelps, who won 100m butterfly gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Set to turn 27 in June, Schooling has hinted that this could be his last appearance at the biennial competition. The Singaporean athlete has so far collected 27 Sea Games gold medals since his debut in the 2011 edition in Indonesia.
Hidilyn Diaz is a weightlifter. He secured their first Olympic gold medal for the Philippines. By winning the women’s 55kg event in Tokyo last year. It was gold made in Malaysia because he had trained in Jasin, Melaka, before the Tokyo Olympics. In Hanoi, he will be the hot favorite to defend his 55kg title. Hidilyn is also a three-time world champion.
Penang-born Kean Yew rose to prominence when he won Singapore’s first world title in badminton. He beat India’s K. Srikanth in the final to win the men’s singles world crown in Spain last year. His inclusion in the Sea Games squad signifies Singapore’s determination to win gold in the sport.
“I’m definitely aiming for gold because I’ve never won, so that’s the target,” the 25-year-old said recently. Kean Yew was a silver medalist three years ago in Manila after losing to Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia. The world number 10 will head straight to Hanoi after the Thomas Cup in Bangkok.
A Taekwondo athlete after winning bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Panipak completed her global gold medal collection by winning the women’s 49kg event at last year’s Tokyo Olympics. Panipak, a two-time World Championship gold medalist, has won the Sea Games title twice (2017, 2019) and will be eyeing a hat-trick of crowns in Hanoi. This Thai exponent is ranked No. 1 in the world in its category. The 24-year-old has recovered from Covid-19 and is in action in Hanoi.
Then Muhammad Zohri
Sprinter Then had a personal best of 10.03 seconds, recorded in 2019. In the 100m, making him the fastest man in Southeast Asia. The Indonesian runner first rose to prominence when he won 100m gold at the U-20 World Championships in 2018 and was backed with silver at the Asian Championships in 2019. Then, however, has never won a Sea Games medal, and Hanoi would be his best chance to change that. and ended Malaysia’s two-game winning streak in the 100m.