Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese sports team is due to
compete in 32 out of 38 evens at the 29th SEA Games (SEA Games 29) in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia in August.
It was unveiled by deputy head of the Vietnam Sports
Administration (VSA) Tran Duc Phan during a press conference in Hanoi on June
19 to review the VSA’s performance in the first half and major tasks for the
remaining months this year.
Phan said it is hard for the Vietnamese team to achieve the
goal of being in the top 3 at the biggest regional sport event due to strong
competitors from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines.
In the first half of this year, Vietnam won 335 medals at
international tournaments, including 136 golds, 104 silvers, 95 bronzes. The
Vietnamese women football team won a ticket to enter the final round of the Asian
Cup 2018 in Jordan while the women volleyball team pocketed a bronze medal for
the first time at the Asia U23 tournament.
In the near future, the sports sector will refine and submit
the draft Law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on
Physical Training and Sports to relevant authorities, as well as continue
popularising the campaign “The entire people take physical exercise following
the example of the great Uncle Ho”.
Apart from making thorough preparations for SEA Games 29 and
the ninth ASEAN Para Games in Malaysia, the Vietnamese sports team will also
compete in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan, the third Junior
Championship in Indonesia, the 10th World Games in Poland, the Asia-Pacific Junior
Championship in Russia, and regional, continental and world tournaments.-VNA