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Viet Nam to compete in CISM Military World Games

Update: September, 30/2015 - 08:00

Hoang Xuan Vinh.

HA NOI (VNS) — The Viet Nam Military team will compete in the International Military Sports Council (CISM) Military World Games 2015 which is scheduled to be held in Mungyeong, South Korea on October 2.

The 35-member squad will take part in six events: shooting, boxing, swimming, judo, taekwondo and volleyball.

2015 World Cup silver medalist Nguyen Thi Anh Vien and shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh will also attend the event which is a multi-sport event organised every four years, one year before the year the Olympic Games are organised.

Vinh, who won the silver medal in men's 50m pistol at the 2015 ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Germany on September 3, aims to take home the gold medal in this year' Games.

Approximately 8,700 soldiers from 110 countries will participate in the games that will be held for 10 days under the slogan of "Friendship Together, Peace Forever".

It is an event that is based on the CISM and Olympic spirit, without political, religious and racial consideration. Furthermore it must be organised in a dignified manner. — VNS



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