Wednesday, December 21, 2016

47th World Petanque Championships 2016

The 47th World Petanque Championships 2016 was held from December 1 to December 4 in Antananarivo, Madagascar. 

The tournament was participated by 48 countries including our Southeast Asian countries. 

Among our SEA Nations who successfully reached the podium were Cambodia and Thailand. 

In Men's Singles - Precision Shooting, it was a historic gold medal for Sok Chan Mean of Cambodia. He defeated French rival Boursicaud Bruno, 36-29 at the final round. While Thailand's petanque player Thanaborn Sangkaew settled for bronze medal together with Italian Diego Rizzi

The 2016 championships also featured Men's Triples event but none of our SEA petanque players made the medal podium.  

Petanque is a non-Olympic sport but is a regular sport in SEA Games and will be featured at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

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