Vietnam aims to grab one or two gold medals at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 32) in Cambodia, according to Nguyen Kim Cuong, who is in charge of tennis at the Vietnam Sports Administration (VSA).
The Vietnamese tennis team to the Games will comprise five male and four female players.
Ly Hoang Nam was the gold medalist in the men's singles at SEA Games 30 and 31. If he successfully defends the gold medal at the upcoming SEA Games 32, it will be an unprecedented case as there has been no tennis player winning the championship title for three consecutive SEA Games.
The men's team will gather for training in the southern province of Tay Ninh, Cuong said, adding that the players can take part in international tournaments to improve their skills before SEA Games 32 begins.
The biggest challenge for the men's team now is filling the vacancy left by veteran player Le Quoc Khanh who abruptly withdrew from the squad to the Games, Cuong said.
For the women's team, Savanna Ly Nguyen, who won a silver medal in the women's singles event at SEA Games 30, continues to be a hope for Vietnam at SEA Games 32.
The player said she is determined to win a gold medal in the upcoming tournament.
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