games – Thailand banks on sepaktakraw returns for medals enhance and asian games torch relay

games – Thailand banks on sepaktakraw returns for medals enhance

Reuters – Thailand’s sepaktakraw players could have little room for error on the Asian games in Indonesia if the nation are to enhance on the 12 general gold medals they received at the closing version of the multi-recreation experience at heon in 2014.

Thailand entire sixth within the medals table in South Korea with 12 gold, seven silver and 28 bronze. Sepaktakraw, native to Southeast Asia, accounted for 4 gold medals for the Thais.

The activities ity of Thailand has noted they predict the athletes to come back home from the Aug 18-Sept. 2 video games in Jakarta and Palembang with about 17 gold medals, with sepaktakraw topping the gold medal expectations with four.

Thailand has claimed 22 out of 33 Asian games gold medals awarded in the game and have comprehensive as the highest quality nation in every of the closing five variants of the continental gathering.

“We’re confident of an typical medal from the three-men crew. For the two-guys team, we need to get the medal, as a result of here is the primary time we assume part in the class,” guys’s crew head instruct Kamon Tankimhong told Reuters remaining week.

There may be six gold medals on offer in sepaktakraw – 4 for guys and two for girls.

The Thai men’s crew contains 15 players for sepaktakraw, which sees gamers twist and turn their our bodies in mid-air to send a rattan ball into the opposing court docket the use of any part of their bodies apart from fingers and arms.

girls’s head coach Veerat Na Nongkai noted the 12-member ladies’s team have been fully in a position for the quadrant and team regu movements.

Golf and weightlifting had been envisioned to deliver two golds each and every while Thai boxers are hoping to punch above their expectations and lift distinct golds.

“Boxing in Asia is one of the toughest in the world. Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China and India all have potent boxers on the planet,” Thailand Boxing affiliation technical committee president Somchai Poolsavasdi said.

“So I retain telling my boxers ‘you need to consume the Asian video games first if you wish to catch the Olympics’”.

while there are medal pursuits, Thai leading Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has requested the athletes to additionally get pleasure from themselves in Indonesia while reminding them that they’ll also be their nation’s representatives on the continental showpiece.

“sports are used to construct good members of the family on the global stage, just like the North and South Korean nations,” he advised the athletes at a gathering this month.

“you should definitely enjoy the event and at the equal time make chums all over the games.

“We all the time provide precedence to the medals however we should still not forget to retract this chance to build good friendships.”

editing by Greg Stutchbury

Asian games Torch Relay Carried through South and East Jakarta

Indonesia Coordinating Minister for Human development and Cultural Affairs Puan Maharani, 2d correct, holds the Asian games torch, right through a ceremony upon its arrival in Bali, July 23, 2018. AP

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Indonesian Asian games Organizing Committee INASGOC asked individuals of the general public to partake in enlivening the 2018 Asian video games torch relay which has arrived in Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta.

“Jakarta might be the last cease for the Asian games torch which could be a old moment,” mentioned INASGOC Deputy II games administration Francis Wanandi at JCC Senayan the day past.

The Asian video games torch relay on these days will commence from East Jakarta and South Jakarta meanwhile Thursday, August sixteen will see the torch carried throughout relevant Jakarta, West Jakarta, and North Jakarta.

The torch can be carried during Jakarta’s Thousand Islands kepulauan seribu on Friday, August 17, and will proceed to be carried to the countrywide Monument Monas and the State Palace.

in response to Francis, the torch will cowl 18 kilometers on Saturday, August 18, with the assist of 2.”018 runners. This torch relay route may be the furthest marking its method from MH Thamrin up to Jendral Sudirman street and passing throughout the Parliamentary advanced.

“The Jakarta torch relay will see an inventory of public figures, legendary athletes, police participants, Indonesia military, and state officers,” referred to Francis additional invited each and every and each Jakartans to display their help for the 2018 Asian video games.