Vietnamese sports delegation departs for ASIAD 19

The Vietnamese sports delegate left Vietnam for Hangzhou, China, on September 20 to compete at the 19th Asian Games (ASIAD 19).
Vietnamese sports delegation departs for ASIAD 19
Vietnamese sports delegation departs for ASIAD 19

Carrying national love and pride, the Vietnamese sports delegation departs for the ASIAD 19, with the highest determination.

Director of the Vietnam Sports Administration Dang Ha Viet, who is also head of the Vietnamese sports delegation, said the athletes are ready to compete at ASIAD 19 with confidence and the highest determination.

Men's soccer is the first competition, so the men’s football team arrived in China on September 16 and had a good start at the tournament, as they secured a 4-2 victory against Mongolia, in the first match on September 19.

After football, rowing athletes will have their first competition on September 20.

On September 22, a ceremony to hoist Vietnam's flag will be held at the Asian Games Village. The official opening ceremony for ASIAD 19 will take place on the night of September 23. Swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang has been selected as the flag holder for the Vietnamese delegation, at the ASIAD opening ceremony.

Vietnam athletes aim to achieve 2-5 gold medals at ASIAD 19, which is close to the Vietnam sports delegation's achievement at the ASIAD 18, in Indonesia in 2018, which is the most successful Asian Games of Vietnamese sports to date, with five gold medals in women's rowing, athletics, women’s long jump, men's pencak silat, and women’s 400m hurdles.