|Lieutenant General Vũ Văn Sỹ, chief of the military training bureau under the General Staff of the Việt Nam People’s Army, talks to Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên at the meeting. — Photo qdnd.vn
HÀ NỘI — The 32-member Vietnamese military sports delegation are ready to take part in the CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Games 2019 in Wuhan, China from October 16-27.
The team set a target of earning one silver and one bronze at the event in which they will compete in athletics, gymnastics, shooting, wrestling, boxing, tennis and swimming.
Swimming star Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên also competes in this event and she is a medal hope of Việt Nam.
Viên is one of Việt Nam’s most talented athletes. She has trained in the US since 2012 with expenses covered by the National Sports Administration and her team, the Military team.
At the Military World Games 2015, Viên took one gold in the women’s 200m medley, one silver in the 800m freestyle and one bronze in the 200m backstroke.
Speaking at a meeting with athletes before they left for the event on October 14, Lieutenant General Vũ Văn Sỹ, chief of the military training bureau under the General Staff of the Việt Nam People’s Army, said that the Central Military Commission, the Ministry of Defence, and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism always paid special attention to military sports movement.
He reminded athletes to abide by competition rules, strictly follow the management regulations of the Việt Nam People’s Army, preserve the nation’s traditional cultural identities, and compete with a high determination.
The CISM is one of the largest multidisciplinary organisations in the world. The council organises various sporting events for the armed forces of its 138 member countries and territories.
It annually holds more than 20 Military World Championships for approximately 30 different sports, continental and regional competitions, the Military World Games and most recently, the Winter Games and World Cadet Games. — VNS