163 Vietnamese athletes depart for ASEAN Para Games 12

VOV.VN - As many as 163 members of the Vietnamese sporting delegation, consisting of officials, coaches, and athletes departed for the ASEAN Para Games 12 on May, with the competition set to be held in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh from June 3 to June 9.

The Vietnamese team will compete in of eight sports out of total 13 sports being played at the Games, including track-and-field, swimming, weightlifting, badminton, table tennis, chess, judo, and boccia.

Vietnamese players aim to finish among the top four in the final medal tally at the ASEAN Para Games 2023 with up to 55 gold medals.

According to Nguyen Hong Minh, head of the Vietnamese delegation at the tournament, ASEAN Para Games 12 represents a fierce competition that gathers together a huge number of top athletes from around the region.

He noted that this will mark a great opportunity for Vietnamese athletes to show their extraordinary will, confidence and energy in order to overcome difficulties in life to practice and compete.

Simultaneously, they can affirm their desire to win, integrate, and contribute to national sport, Minh added.

This year the ASEAN Para Games has all 11 Southeast Asian countries participating, with about 2,600 members, of which there are 1,400 athletes.

The Games will take place at the Morodok Techo Stadium, the Olympic Stadium, and some other competition venues throughout Phnom Penh.

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