The ceremony in Hanoi to send off Vietnamese athletes with disabilities competing in the 12th ASEAN Para Games. (Photo: VNA)Led by Nguyen Hong Minh, Deputy General Director of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism’s Vietnam Sports Administration, the delegation consists of 164 members, including 122 athletes.
The Vietnamese athletes will compete in eight out of 13 sports at the tournament, namely track-and-field, swimming, weightlifting, badminton, table tennis, chess, judo, and boccia.
On the same day afternoon, the administration also hosted a ceremony at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City to send off athletes from the southern and central regions to the event.
The Vietnamese athletes will compete in eight out of 13 sports at the tournament. (Photo: VNA)
Vietnam is set to win 50-55 gold medals and named among the top four countries in the medal tally at the event.
So far, more than 2,600 athletes with disabilities have registered to compete at ASEAN Para Games 12.
At the 11th ASEAN Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, last year, Vietnam claimed 183 medals, including 65 golds, 62 silvers and 56 bronzes, ranking third on the medal tally./. VNA