(PLO)- The 31st SEA Games will take place in Vietnam from May 12 to 23 with 40 sports (including 526 competitions), held in Hanoi and 11 neighboring provinces and cities.
After the success of hosting the first SEA Games in 2003, Vietnam’s sports (VN) will host for the second time with the goal of winning the competition among 11 Southeast Asian sports delegations. 526 competitions at the 31st SEA Games will take place in 12 localities: Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho. Bac Giang.
Coach Park Hang-seo’s teachers and students aim to keep the SEA Games gold medal, similar to Vietnamese women’s football (pictured below). Photo: ANH PHUONG
More than 1,300 Vietnamese athletes will win about 140 gold medals
On the night of April 28, the departure ceremony of the Vietnamese sports delegation was held at the Hanoi National Sports Training Center with art performances by famous artists and athletes of the national teams.
A total of about 7,800 members (team leaders, experts, coaches, athletes from 11 Southeast Asian countries) will participate in the SEA Games, in addition to 1,300 referees, supervisors, international officials and more than 2,500 officials. newspapers at home and abroad. In particular, the Vietnamese sports delegation has the largest number of members with 1,341 members, including 951 athletes.
Host Vietnam will compete in all 40 sports of the 31st SEA Games, most notably still the king sport – men’s and women’s football both aim to protect the SEA Games gold medal.
Deputy Director General in charge of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training – Head of the Vietnamese sports delegation at the 31st SEA Games arena Tran Duc Phan said that specifically, the Vietnamese sports delegation will strive to win at least 140 gold medals, 78 silver medals and 72 bronze medals. More than two years ago at the 30th SEA Games – December 2019 Philippines, the Vietnamese sports delegation ranked second on the medal table with 98 gold medals, 86 silver medals and 105 bronze medals.
A total of about 7,800 members (team leaders, experts, coaches, athletes from 11 Southeast Asian countries) will participate in the SEA Games, in addition to 1,300 referees, supervisors, international officials and more than 2,500 officials. newspapers at home and abroad.
55 million VND in prize money for a gold medal
The Vietnamese sports delegation has always focused on winning medals in subjects included in the Olympic program, such as swimming, athletics, wrestling, sailing, fencing, gymnastics, archery, etc.
The athletics team participating in the 31st SEA Games has the largest number of Vietnamese sports delegations with 86 members, including 65 athletes with the highest goal of winning about 15-17 gold medals to maintain the No. 1 position in Southeast Asia. According to the calculation of the training board, the main athletes are expected to win 12 gold medals and the youth can win 6-7 more gold medals. Unfortunately, short-distance runner Le Tu Chinh has just suffered an injury and may miss this SEA Games.
The swimming team participated with 40 members, including 31 athletes with the goal of winning about 6-8 gold medals, because the number 1 fisherman Anh Vien had just said goodbye to the team after the national championship.
According to the state regulations on the regime for athletes who win SEA Games medals, the reward levels for gold, silver and bronze are 45 million VND, 25 million VND and 20 million VND respectively. In addition, the hot bonus fund from the annual sports budget will also be awarded to athletes who won gold, silver and bronze medals at 10 million dong, 5 million dong and 3 million dong, respectively.
For a stronger Southeast Asia
Hanoi capital held the opening and closing ceremony of the 31st SEA Games, an important highlight with a unique art and sports program. The opening ceremony of the 31st SEA Games promises to bring to domestic and international audiences a story about Vietnam’s stature, culture, traditions and people.
Thereby spreading the spirit and best image as well as conveying the message of the congress with the slogan “For a stronger Southeast Asia”. The opening ceremony program lasts for 120 minutes. It is expected that nearly 3,000 actors, artists, athletes … will participate in the performance. In particular, the organizers will not sell tickets for the opening ceremony, but only issue about 20,000 invitation tickets for guests and fans to attend My Dinh National Stadium. TT
On the evening of April 28, the Vietnamese Sports Delegation attending the 31st SEA Games held a Departure Ceremony at the National Sports Training Center in Hanoi (Nhon).