Vietnam aims to win eight gold medals at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) to be held in Turkmenistan on September 17-27.
Vietnam will compete in 14 of 21 sports at the event, with the
country targeting gold medals in athletics, swimming, weightlifting, wrestling,
chess, billiards, kick-boxing and muay thai.
The 164-member-delegation will be led by Tran Duc Phan, deputy
head of the National Sports Administration.
Vietnam’s futsal and jujitsu team left for Turkmenistan
September 13 to prepare for early competition on September 16.
The remaining athletes will leave later.
The event’s opening ceremony will take place on September 17 at
the newly built Olympic Stadium in the country’s capital city Ashgabat.
All 45 member countries of the Olympic Council of Asia will
compete, while the event will be attend by 17 members of the Oceania National
Olympic Committee for the first time.
Vietnam bagged eight
golds, seven silvers and 12 bronzes to rank third, behind China and the
Republic of Korea in the 2013 edition in the Republic of Korea.
The annual VTV International Cycling Tournament – Ton Hoa Sen Cup 2017 entered the 11th stage from Tuy Hoa City to Nha Trang City on September 13 with a Filipino cyclist being the first to cross the finish line.
In the ranking of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U18 Championship 2017, Vietnam national U18 football team now leads Group B after three wins, and expects to enter the semi-final round.
Nguyen Thi Ngoan of Vietnam bagged a gold medal at the Karate 1-Premier League in Halle/Leipzig, Germany, on September 10, making her the first Vietnamese martial artist to win the highest title in this prestigious tournament.
Even as Singapore’s Pang Xue Jie walked away in disappointment, the Vietnamese athletes hugged each other excitedly.
The Hanoi authorities held a ceremony on September 7 to honour and reward local trainers and athletes who performed exceptionally at the recent 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 5 met with and presented gifts to outstanding trainers and athletes who have come back from the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 29) in Malaysia.