Vietnam sends 352 athletes to ASIAD 2018
Updated : Saturday, August 04, 2018 10:25 AM (GMT+0700)

TheVietnam national sports delegation heading to the Asian Games (ASIAD 2018) willconsist of 532 people, including 352 athletes, the Ministry of Culture, Sportsand Tourism has said.

 
Vietnam's defending champion of wushu in Asiad 2014 Duong Thuy Vy will compete in
jianshu (sword) and qiangshu (spear) events in ASIAD 2018 - Photo: news.zing.vn

The athletes will compete in32 out of 40 events at the ASIAD 2018, and the national team’s target was atleast three gold medals. 

Prominent athletes expectedto be medal winners include Olympic gold medalist Hoang Xuan Vinh,weightlifters Thach Kim Tuan and Trinh Van Vinh, runner Le Tu Chinh, longjumper Bui Thi Thu Thao, swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, gymnast Le Thanh Tung,Taekwondo fighter Truong Thi Kim Tuyen, Karatedo fighter Nguyen Thi Ngoan,cyclist Nguyen Thi That, and Wushu athlete Duong Thuy Vi.

At the previous ASIAD in2014, Vietnam won one gold, 10 silver and 25 bronze medals, ranking 21stin the overall medal tally.

The ASIAD 2018 will be heldin the two major Indonesian cities - Jakarta and Palembang - from August 13 toSeptember 2.

Source:VNA

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