|Việt Nam's golf team celebrate their first SEA Games gold in history thanks to Lê Khánh Hưng (fourth, right) on May 10 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. VNA/VNS Photos|
HÀ NỘI — Permanent member of the Party Central Committee's Secretariat Trương Thị Mai has sent her best wishes and congratulations to all the Vietnamese athletes competing at the 32nd SEA Games in Cambodia.
The Politburo member was impressed with the remarkable achievements made by the national team, who showed their strong efforts, high determination, bravery, and wisdom throughout the Games. They have overcome challenges and difficulties to bring home victories.
Mai, who is Chairwoman of the Party Central Committee's Organisation Commission, praised the results that they have earned. She hoped they would perform better in the upcoming competitions and expected the Vietnamese delegation to succeed.
Responding to Mai, Việt Nam team chief-de-mission Đặng Hà Việt said the attention of leaders of the Party, State and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism was a source of encouragement for athletes to compete and achieve the best results in the coming days.
|Master Đoàn Thị Hồng Nhung (right) wins Việt Nam's second gold in ouk chaktrang, the traditional chess of Cambodia.|
He added that the team made good impressions in the hearts of international fans through their performance and friendliness.
They also achieved special results, such as gold in golf for the first time, many golds in Cambodian sports of ouk chaktran chess, bokator and kun khmer, and two golds in 30 minutes for runner Nguyễn Thị Oanh.
He said these were worthy achievements of the Vietnamese sports delegation, aiming for 90-120 gold medals before participating in the 32nd SEA Games.
After five official days of competitions, Việt Nam are on top of the medal tally with 50 golds. Cambodia and Thailand earned 47 each and placed second and third, respectively. VNS