Cambodia is specializing in coaching athletes in 10 disciplines forward of the 2021 Southeast Asian Video games.
The Cambodia SEA Video games Organizing Committee (CAMSOC) has admitted that the present well being disaster is affecting the formation of the nationwide staff.
The escalating COVID-19 drawback has compelled the Cambodian authorities to impose a sports activities ban masking Phnom Penh and plenty of different provinces.
The ban additionally led to the closure of just about all coaching amenities within the Kingdom, together with the Olympic Stadium and the Nationwide Sports activities Coaching Middle. Each amenities are situated in Phnom Penh.
CAMSOC Secretary Basic Vath Chamroeun mentioned he was in fixed communication with Sar Sokha, State Secretary on the Ministry of Training, Youth and Sports activities (MoEYS). Sokha is answerable for the sports activities sector at MoEYS.
“We each agreed that the coaching of our nationwide athletes will proceed,” he mentioned.
“Preparations normally begin seven to eight months earlier than the occasion. We’re delayed due to COVID-19. We are going to proceed to construct their capability, whereas stopping the unfold of the lethal virus, ”Chamroeun added.
The ten precedence sports activities for CAMSOC can be karate, vovinam, boxing, taekwondo, kickboxing, pétanque, swimming and sepak takraw. In earlier SEA Video games Cambodia has gained medals or accomplished nicely within the above disciplines.
The quickly to be accomplished Morodok Techo Nationwide Stadium is being thought of for a few of these coaching periods. CAMSOC goals to finish the brand new stadium by the top of Might.
The brand new stadium, in accordance with sports activities officers, is giant sufficient to accommodate athletes from 10 nationwide sports activities federations. “It will probably accommodate over 300 individuals and likewise contains catering and lodging amenities, amongst others,” they famous.
Final month, CAMSOC launched the thought of holding the nationwide staff coaching in a closed and safe facility.
CAMSOC additionally reported that 153 coaches, athletes and sports activities officers will journey to China for extra coaching between July and August 2021. Taekwondo and karate gamers, in the meantime, will prepare in South Korea and Japan respectively. .
Athletes residing exterior Cambodia, like Khmer-American jiu-jitsu prodigy Jessa Khan, have been inspired to coach within the locations the place they’re at the moment based mostly.
Final month, greater than 1,000 nationwide athletes, coaches and sports activities officers had been vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, as Cambodia accelerated preparations forward of the SEA 2021 Video games.
Cambodia plans to ship a delegation of 500 individuals to the following SEA Video games, which shall be held in Hanoi, Vietnam, from November 21 to December 2.