|The Vietnamese team at the ASEAN University Games opening ceremony. - Photo giaoducthoidai.vn|
HÀ NỘI — The 19th ASEAN University Games officially opened on December 10 in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.
Việt Nam sent a 61-strong contingent to compete in athletics, Vovinam, table tennis, karate and golf.
This year’s games see Vietnamese traditional martial art Vovinam included as an official sport for the first time. The competition has 16 other sports.
The University Games are a Southeast Asian multi-sport university event which will be held over the course of 10 days. The closing ceremony is scheduled for December 19.
This is the first time Myanmar has hosted the biennial tournament.
Some sports began before the opening ceremony. The hosts currently lead the medal tally with five golds. Indonesia is in second with two. Thailand, Singapore, Laos and Malaysia have one each. — VNS