A ceremony was held in Hanoi on September 16 to see off the sports delegation of Vietnam to the 19th Asian Games (ASIAD) which will kick off in China in late September.
The delegation, led by the Director of the Vietnam Sports Administration Dang Ha Viet, comprises 504 members, including 90 coaches and 337 athletes of 31 sports.
The Vietnamese male and female football teams' squads have yet to be revealed.
The Vietnam sports delegation to the 19th ASIAD is divided into three groups. The first group includes players in Chinese chess, sepak takraw, shooting, karate, cycling, weightlifting, and archery. The second one is athletes in swimming, athletics, rowing, canoeing, table tennis, chess, tennis, gymnastics, roller, boxing, taekwondo, wrestling, wushu, judo, kurash, jujitsu, and fencing. The last group comprises volleyball, football, golf, badminton, soft tennis, e-sport, and breakdancing.
Swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang and taekwondo martial artist Bac Thi Khiem have been selected as two flag holders of Vietnam at the ASIAD opening ceremony.
At the 19th ASIAD, Vietnam aims for 2-5 gold medals.
At the 18th ASIAD, Vietnam won four gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze medals.
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