Meeting honours female athletes with gold medals at 31st SEA Games

Saturday, 2022-06-11 11:48:04
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Delegates and female athletes pose for pictures (Photo: NDO)
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NDO – The Central Committee of the Vietnam Women’s Union held a meeting with female athletes who won gold medals at the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) which wrapped up in Vietnam in late May.

As many as 431 female athletes out of 965 Vietnamese athletes participated in SEA Games 31 won 103 gold medals, 56 silver medals and 63 bronze medals, accounting for nearly 50% of the total number of medals.

Speaking at the meeting, Standing Vice President of the Vietnam Women’s Union Do Thi Thu Thao said that hidden inside Vietnamese female athletes are a strong will, talent and extraordinary energy.

Their achievements have helped encourage and spread the love for sport and health training among women as well as promoting gender equality in the field of sports, Thao said. The female athletes are the pride of Vietnamese women who have knowledge, health, talent, confidence, bravery and aspirations to reach out higher, brightening up the fine tradition of Vietnamese women.

The Standing Vice President of the Vietnam Women’s Union expressed her wish that the General Department of Sport and Physical Training and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will continue to pay more attention to and create favourable conditions for the development of domestic sports, especially female athletes.

Many female athletes excelled in breaking SEA Games records, setting new individual and team records, such as Nguyen Thi Oanh and Lo Thi Hoang of athletics, Pham Thi Hong Thanh of weightlifting, Nguyen Thi Huong of canoeing, Tran Ngoc Thuy Vi of aerobics, Dang Thu Huong in the sports dance, and others.