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.
More than 8,000 domestic and foreign runners participated in the Ho Chi Minh City Marathon 2018, which was held on January 14.
(HBO) – From January the 3rd to 7th, The Department of Education and Training of Hoa Binh city organized successfully the football championship of Phu Dong Youth Games for pupils at primary and secondary schools in 2017. The championship was being attended by 33 football clubs with more than 300 players, in which, 18 clubs were at primary schools and 15 clubs were from secondary schools.
Coach Park Hang-seo said Vietnam’s three rivals in Group D at the Asian U23 Championship were powerful opponents. Among them the Republic of Korea (RoK), who play Vietnam on January 11, was formidable, but Park said he knew their playing style and hoped to succeed at the match in Kunshan, China.
Vietnam traditional martial arts (Vovinam) will be an official sport at the upcoming ASEAN University Games.
(HBO) – The organizers of the 6th Sports and Physical Training Competitions at all levels in Hoa Binh province in 2018 has organized the Chess- Draught Chapionship of Hoa Binh Province in 2018. This is the ninth or tenth sport subject in the agenda of the 6th Sports and Physical Training Competitions of Hoa Binh Province.
The Vietnam U-23 team tied with Palestine 1-1 in the friendly match held in China on January 4.