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Eligibility guidelines subsequent on SEA Video games Federation’s agenda

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Eligibility guidelines subsequent on SEA Video games Federation’s agenda


The national flag of Cambodia is brought into the Morodok Techo National Stadium at the start of the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023.

The nationwide flag of Cambodia is introduced into the Morodok Techo Nationwide Stadium initially of the opening ceremony of the thirty second Southeast Asian Video games (SEA Video games) in Phnom Penh on Could 5, 2023. (Picture by MOHD RASFAN / AFP)

Cambodia thrived on the latest thirty second Southeast Asian Video games beefed up with an assortment of naturalized athletes in quite a lot of sports activities.

Limiting these overseas connections to a justifiable amount within the succeeding editions of the SEA Video games might be a priority for the Southeast Asian Video games Federation.

“It will likely be on the agenda of the SEA Video games Federation. We are going to pursue their {qualifications} for the subsequent SEA Video games,’’ stated Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham “Bambol’” Tolentino through the Philippine Sportswriters Affiliation discussion board on Tuesday.

Host Cambodia utilized a various assortment of “imported’’ gamers in males’s and ladies’s basketball, wrestling, boxing and even in a non-contact sport resembling billiards.

The end result? The Cambodians ended up fourth total with 81 gold, 74 silver and 127 bronze medals proper on their turf, only a notch above the fifth total Philippines, which closed out the 11-nation meet with 58 golds, 85 silvers and 117 bronzes.

“We didn’t convey it (guidelines on overseas athletes) up the final time, as a result of I don’t wish to all the time be seen as a villain,’’ stated Tolentino through the weekly discussion board held on the Philippine Sports activities Fee constructing on the Rizal Memorial Sports activities Advanced in Manila.

“Opposing the host nation on a regular basis isn’t a good suggestion, since we’re additionally lobbying for different sports activities that we wish to be included,’’ added the Tagaytay Metropolis mayor and three-time Cavite consultant.

In line with Tolentino, the SEAG Federation will talk about the variety of allowable naturalized athletes within the 2025 Thailand Video games, the required residency and set up different vital eligibility measures as they see match.

Gilas Pilipinas, the nationwide males’s basketball group, dropped its elimination-round match towards the Cambodians earlier than exacting revenge within the finals.

Cambodia introduced in People Brandon Peterson, Sayeed Pridgett, Darius Henderson, Dwayne Morgan and Darrin Dorsey for its silver-performing males’s group.

Boxers Anvar Nasredinov and Adbulla Rajapov from Uzbekistan likewise carried the Cambodian colours in addition to wrestler Mo Sari from Iran and cue artist Woo Donghoon of Korea.

Billiards legend Efren “Bata’’ Reyes fell prey to Donghoon within the round-of-16 of the males’s three-cushion carom singles.

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