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VN seeks medals at SE Asian ParaGames

Update: September, 06/2017 - 09:00
Reigning champion Nguyễn Thành Trung will defend his title of the men’s 100 m breaststroke SB4 in the Malaysian ParaGames. — File Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese athletes will compete in eight of 16 sports at the 9th Southeast Asian ParaGames in Malaysia on September 17-24.

The 190-member delegation that includes 151 competitors is under Nguyễn Ngọc Anh, head of the Amateur Sports Department of the

Việt nam National Sports Administration.

The team will leave for the Games on September 13.

“Our athletes include 12 outstanding powerlifters and swimmers. They have been training intensively in Hà Nội and HCM City from early this year. The rest were selected after their successful performances at the national championships for people with disabilities. They are all medal favourites at the coming Games in Kuala Lumpur,” said Anh.

At the previous Games in Singapore in 2015, Việt Nam ranked fourth with 48 gold medals.

Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia secured the top three, respectively. — VNS

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