SEA Games 31: Hoang Xuan Vinh, Anh Vien carry the torch in the opening ceremony

13 Apr 2022 | 14:49 | Football

10 typical athletes of Vietnamese sports were honored to carry the torch during the opening ceremony of the 31st SEA Games taking place on May 12.

Hoang Xuan Vinh lights the torch of the SEA Games

Information from the 31st SEA Games Organizing Committee, the list of 10 athletes participating in the torch relay in the opening ceremony has been closed. These are all sports heroes through the ages, leaving many imprints in the international arena.

Notably, athletes who won medals in the Olympic arena such as Hoang Xuan Vinh (shooting – 1 gold medal, 1 silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics), Tran Hieu Ngan (taekwondo – Olympic silver medal in 2000), Hoang Anh Tuan (weightlifting – silver medal) 2008 Olympic Games), Tran Le Quoc Toan (weightlifting – bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games).

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Gunner Hoang Xuan Vinh carries the torch and lights the torch to light the 31st SEA Games.

Besides, there are excellent faces who have won many medals in the world, Asiad, SEA Games such as Nguyen Thuy Hien (wushu – SEA Games gold medal, world gold medal), Nguyen Thi Anh Vien (swimming – SEA Games gold medal), Bui Thi Thu Thao (long jump – 2018 Asiad gold medal), Le Tu Chinh (athletics – SEA Games gold medal), Quach Thi Lan (athletics – Asiad gold medal 2018), Le Thanh Tung (gymnastics – SEA Games gold medal) .

The person who lit the torch to light up the 31st SEA Games was gunner Hoang Xuan Vinh – the first athlete to bring home an Olympic gold medal for Vietnamese sports. In this year’s SEA Games, Hoang Xuan Vinh attended as the head coach of the Vietnamese shooting team.

Besides the torch relay, the opening ceremony also has a flag-raising ceremony and oath-taking ceremony. Swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang is the one who read the oath on behalf of the athletes.

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Fencing athlete Vu Thanh An holds the flag for the Vietnamese delegation during the opening ceremony.

In addition, referee Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hoa (volleyball) read the oath on behalf of the referees. Swordsman Vu Thanh An was the flag bearer for the Vietnamese sports delegation at the opening ceremony of the Games.


The congress team has 12 outstanding faces: Tran Hung Nguyen (swimming), Do Thi Anh Nguyet (archery), Dinh Phuong Thanh (gymnastics), Nguyen Thuy Linh (badminton), Ly Hoang Nam (tennis), Luong Thi Thao – Dinh Thi Hao (boat racing), Hoang Thi Duyen (weightlifting), Truong Thi Kim Tuyen (taekwondo), Duong Thuy Vi (wushu), Nguyen Thi Tam (boxing), Tran Dinh South (pencak silat).

The Vietnamese delegation attended the 31st SEA Games with 1,359 members

The head of the Vietnamese sports delegation is Mr. Tran Duc Phan (Deputy General Director in charge of the General Department of Sport and Sports) and the Vice Delegations are Mr. Hoang Quoc Vinh (Director of the High Performance Sports Department 1 – General Department of Sport), Mr. Ngo Ich Quan (Director of High Performance Sports Department 2 – General Department of Sports and Sports).

The number of members of the TTVN delegation at this 31st SEA Games is 1,359, participating in 40 subjects. The athletics team has the largest number when registering 68 players for the 31st SEA Games, second is the e-sports team (Esports) with 62 players, followed by the swimming team with 31 players .

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The TTVN delegation attended with a large force.

According to the preliminary list submitted by the General Department of Sports and Sports to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the U23 Vietnam team is registered with 32 members (20 players), the women’s soccer team has 29 members, and the men’s and women’s futsal team is eligible for each team. registered 25 members.

The opening ceremony of the 31st SEA Games takes place at 20:00 on May 12 at My Dinh National Stadium (Hanoi). The closing ceremony is expected to be held on the night of May 23 at the Hanoi Athletics Palace.

The 31st Southeast Asian Games took place in Hanoi and 11 neighboring provinces with the participation of about 10,000 people from 11 countries in the region. The Games have 40 sports and 526 sets of medals.

Source: VietNamNet
Diep Chi – | 16:05 April 13, 2022

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