Weightlifting boss confident Vietnam will push through with SEA Games

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Performers from Vietnam participate in the closing ceremony of the Southeast Asian Games in 2019.

Performers from Vietnam participate in the closing ceremony of the Southeast Asian Games in 2019. —AFP FILE PHOTO

Samahang Weightlifting sa Pilipinas president Monico Puentevella said he’s confident Vietnam will push through with the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) if only to wrest the overall title from the Philippines.

As a former member of the SEAG Federation, Puentevella said Vietnam will take the chance hosting the event, where it has calendared “only 40 sports and [to have] the best chance of emerging as champions once again.”

“Vietnam will win this one again with only 40 [sports] believe me,” said Puentevella, who personally felt the Games should push through despite ongoing worldwide surge in coronavirus cases.

“It is easier and more practical for Vietnam [to stage it now] because they only have 40 sports compared to our 55 sports [during the 2019…

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