Laos eyes five gold medals at 32nd SEA Games

Lao athletes are eying five gold medals at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) which will take place in Cambodia in May, according to Lao Deputy Prime Minister Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune.

Speaking at a press conference on the delegation’s preparation for SEA Games held in Vientiane recently, he said the Lao athletes will compete in 32 out of the 46 events of the Games.

According to Lao officials, national teams and coaches participating in the biggest regional games have attended a rigorous training programme over the past 50 days.

The National Olympic Committee of Laos has hired coaches from Cuba, Cambodia, Thailand, the Republic of Korea, Germany, Singapore and Myanmar to train athletes.

He also called on coaches and athletes to compete at the 32nd SEA Games in the spirit of friendship and solidarity.

More than 400 athletes from Laos participated in the 31st SEA Games in May 2022 in Vietnam, earning two gold, seven silver, and 32 bronze medals, placing ninth on the medal tally.

Source: Lao News Agency