|Việt Nam will take part in Tokyo Olympics with 43 members of the delegation. — Photo baochinhphu.vn|
HÀ NỘI — A 43-strong Vietnamese delegation will head to the Tokyo Olympics later this month, led by deputy general director of the Việt Nam Sports Administration Trần Đức Phấn.
The 43 members include 25 officials, coaches, and experts, along with 18 athletes in 11 sports.
The athletes are Nguyễn Huy Hoàng and Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên (swimming), Thạch Kim Tuấn and Hoàng Thị Duyên (weightlifting), Nguyễn Thị Thanh Thủy (judo), Hoàng Xuân Vinh (shooting), Nguyễn Tiến Minh and Nguyễn Thùy Linh (badminton), Nguyễn Thị Tâm and Nguyễn Văn Đương (boxing), Lê Thanh Tùng and Đinh Phương Thành (gymnastics), Trương Thị Kim Tuyền (taekwondo), Đỗ Thị Ánh Nguyệt and Nguyễn Hoàng Phi Vũ (archery), Quách Thị Lan (athletics), and Lường Thị Thảo and Đinh Thị Hảo (rowing).
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are slated for July 18 - August 13 after being delayed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of the Vietnamese delegation got their second shots of the COVID-19 vaccine on July 9 to meet the Olympics organisers’ requirements. After arriving in Japan, they will undergo tests and be quarantined for three days.
The send-off ceremony for the Vietnamese delegation will be held on July 13 and the team will leave for Japan on July 18.
At the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil, Việt Nam bagged one gold and one silver for the first time in an Olympics thanks to marksman Vinh. — VNS