Vietnam targets 100 gold medals at SEA Games 2023

(VOVWORLD) -Vietnam has set a goal of winning 100 gold medals and coming in third place in the overall tally at the upcoming 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games due to take place in Cambodia this May.

Vietnam targets 100 gold medals at SEA Games 2023 - ảnh 1Vietnamese swimmers win a gold medal at SEA Games 31.

This target was unveiled at a working session to examine Vietnam’s preparations for the SEA Games 2023 between the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam Sports Administration in Hanoi on Tuesday.

The target was described as ‘reasonable’ after Cambodia announced to eliminate many of Vietnam’s strong sports, such as archery, shooting, canoeing, rowing, futsal, and kurash.

The upcoming regional sporting event scheduled to take place from May 5-16 is projected to feature a total of 36 sports, including 583 competitions. According to the Vietnam Olympic Committee, the number of competitions has yet to be finalized and will change in the near future.

The Vietnamese sports delegation hope to participate in 30 sports across 444 competitions.

In 2022 Vietnam played host to the SEA Games 31, winning top position with 205 golds. 

Tran Duc Phan, deputy head of the Vietnam Sports Administration, said the Vietnamese sporting delegation has fully prepared for the upcoming regional games with confidence and respect to their rivals.

The event will serve as a preparatory step for Vietnamese athletes ahead of the Asian Games (ASIAD) 2023 to be held in China this September, Phan noted.