The Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, Nguyen Van Hung, has recently made a decision to create a sports delegation of 1,003 members to take part in the upcoming 2023 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Cambodia. This event is scheduled to take place next month.
This is the largest-ever number of members to be dispatched from Vietnam to a Southeast Asian Games edition in the country’s sports history.
The biennial sports event will take place from May 5 to 17 in Cambodia.
Dang Ha Viet, head of the Vietnam Sports Administration, will be in charge of leading the contingent.
Two deputy heads of the sports delegation are Hoang Quoc Vinh, director of the High Performance Sports Department 1, and Ngo Ich Quan, director of the High Performance Sports Department 2.
The delegation includes over 700 athletes, 190 coaches, 10 experts, 64 doctors, and other staff members.
The Vietnam Sports Administration will cover all expenses for travel, meals, insurance, equipment, and other related fees.
The Vietnamese sports contingent is aiming for an impressive top-three finish with an estimated total of 90-120 gold medals.
At a Monday morning meeting, Minister Hung urged the Vietnam Sports Administration to not overlook any talented athletes. He reminded them that no potential should be left untapped in order to ensure the country’s success in sports.
Le Tu Chinh, the renowned ‘Queen of Speed’, will be competing in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games this year in Cambodia. With her extensive experience and strong track record, the Vietnamese athlete is poised to become a major contender at the games. She is expected to bring her best performances to the competition and inspire other athletes to strive for excellence. Her enthusiasm and dedication to the sport is a testament to her commitment to excellence, and she is sure to be a great source of pride for her country. With her unwavering passion for the sport, it’s no wonder why she is known as the Queen of Speed. The Southeast Asian Games will surely be an exciting event, and we look forward to seeing what Le Tu Chinh has in store for us.
|Le Tu Chinh, dubbed the ‘Queen of Speed,’ will participate in the SEA Games this year in Cambodia. Photo: Minh Duc / Tuoi Tre
Among over 700 athletes, Le Tu Chinh stands out as the “Queen of Speed”. Nicknamed for her remarkable speed, she has achieved multiple impressive feats in her career. Le Tu Chinh is a source of inspiration for aspiring athletes around the world.
The minister urged the sports delegation to take anti-COVID-19 measures to ensure the safety of all participating athletes and staff members, considering the complex evolution of the pandemic.
The official also urged athletes to strive for gold medals.
Hung expected great things from the sports contingent in the SEA Games, urging both the male and female football teams to hold onto their championship titles.
He also directed the Vietnamese sports delegation to strengthen anti-doping protocols to prevent any unforeseen sanctions.