Indonesia To Host Asean School Games 2019 In July

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Jakarta: Students from Southeast Asian countries and regions will compete at the 2019 Asean School Games in July in Indonesia’s Semarang city, the country’s Youth and Sport Ministry announced on Friday.

Students will take part in athletics, badminton, basketball, swimming, lawn tennis, table tennis, volleyball, sepak takraw and Indonesia’s traditional martial art of Pencak Silat, Xinhua news agency reported.

The 2019 Asean School Games is scheduled to be held from July 17 to 25.

“Most of the venues and other facilities have been well prepared,” said Gurun Reisyadmoko, head of Semarang’s Youth and Sport Ministry.

Previously, Youth and Sport minister Gatot S. Dewa Broto said that Indonesia was expected to repeat its 2015 victory at the Asean School Games in Brunei Darussalam.

This year the country is targeting 40 gold medals.