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Apr 18, 2023 / 21:30

Vietnam to join SEA Games 32 with record number of athletes

With 1,003 members, the Vietnamese sports delegation set a record for the largest number of participants ever in an overseas sports festival.

The Vietnamese sports contingent, including 700 athletes, aims at a top-three finish at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 32) in Cambodia on May 5-17, 2023.

Athletics is considered the strength of Vietnamese Sports. Photo: Pham Hung/The Hanoi Times

The delegation includes 700 athletes, 38 team leaders, 190 coaches, 10 experts, 64 doctors, and officials following a decision signed by Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung. 

With a target of 90-120 gold medals, the Vietnamese contingent is scheduled to leave for Cambodia at the end of April after the official departure ceremony to be held in Hanoi on April 19.

The 32nd SEA Games themed "Sport: Live in Peace" will open in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, attended by sports delegations of Southeast Asian nations.

Vietnamese athletes will compete in various sports at the SEA Games 32, including athletics, water sports (swimming and diving), weightlifting, gymnastics, dance, cycling, karate, judo, taekwondo, wushu, pencak silat, fencing, group martial arts (jujitsu, kickboxing, arnis, kun khmer, and vovinam), wrestling, boxing, kun botakor, modern sports (triathlon and duathlon), football (men's and women's), table tennis, badminton, volleyball (beach and indoor), basketball, golf, tennis, kick volleyball, petanque, billiards and snooker, sailing, Chinese chess and Cambodian chess (ouk chatrang), and e-sports.
 White Rabbit will be the mascot of the 32nd SEA Games, Cambodia 2023. Photo: Pham Hung/The Hanoi Times