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Local athletes gear up for SEA Games
  • | vns | July 01, 2017 02:41 PM
Vietnam will send more than 470 athletes to compete at the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia in August.

Rimau, a Malaysian tiger, is the mascot of the 29th SEA Games

The athletes will be supported by more than 200 coaches, experts and doctors together with thousands of supporters from Vietnam, said Trần Đức Phấn, deputy head of the Vietnam Sport Administration, yesterday.

At the coming games, Vietnamese competitors will take part in 32 out of 38 sports.

They will meet about 6,000 athletes from 10 other countries in the region.

The send-off ceremony will be held on August 8 with the destination to be confirmed later. The games, ASEAN’s most important sporting festival, will be held from August 19-30.

At the previous games in Singapore two years ago, Vietnam finished third with 73 golds. Thailand (95 golds) and the hosts (84 golds) secured the first and second positions, respectively.

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