Vietnam Sports at the 31st SEA Games: Quality and quality from the team’s first place

06 Jun 2022 | 08:22 | Football


The outstanding performances of football and Olympic basic subjects brought a total of 119 gold medals, accounting for 58% of the gold medals of the Vietnamese sports delegation at the 31st Southeast Asian Games, which just concluded at home.

Many of the home team’s gold medals come from subjects that have not been widely popularized, such as kurash, pencak silat, wushu, diving, etc., but it is fair to admit that the national Olympic team has completed its task well. , creating a highly competitive Southeast Asian Games.

Vietnam Sports at the 31st SEA Games: Quality and Quality from Group 1st - 1

Winning as many as 205 gold medals was considered beyond the plan when Vietnam had only set a target of 140-170 gold medals before the competition. However, the fact that it is far beyond the target is easily explained, rather than arguing that the professional prediction error of TTVN is too large.

Tran Duc Phan, chairman of Vietnam’s Central Committee, said that during the two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, sports in Southeast Asia have been severely affected, and perhaps amidst common difficulties, many countries cannot send their strongest forces to participate. Sea Games 31.

A record number of gold medals have been won, but that doesn’t reflect TTVN’s real progress. It should be remembered that at the Tokyo Olympics in the summer of 2021, TTVN did not win any medals, and the best result was only 5th place for women’s 59kg weightlifter Huang Shi Du Yan.

The Olympics is a too big arena, and the Asian Games is a medium-sized stadium, which is why the sports world is confident of winning 5-7 gold medals at this Continental Congress. Unfortunately, the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games has been postponed indefinitely, and it is unclear when it will return.

16 athletes break SEA Games records

Nguyen Huy Hoang broke the men’s 400m freestyle record, Pham Thanh Bao broke the men’s 100m backstroke record, Tran Hung Nguyen broke the men’s 400m medley record; Lo Thi Hoang broke the javelin throwing record; Nguyen Thi Oanh broke the track and field 3,000m hurdles record Records; 8 record-breaking diving individual and team relays; Lai Gia Thanh Men’s 55kg, Hoang Thi Duyen Women’s 59kg, Pham Thi Hong Thanh Women’s 64kg, all in weightlifting.

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