I haven’t had many opportunities to visit football grounds in Viet Nam outside of Hà Nội but was lucky enough to stop off at Hòa Xuân Stadium in Đà Nẵng on Sunday on the way home from Hội An, and the experience was a revelation.
The event is expected to lure top national athletes such as SEA Games champion Lê Tú Chinh, Khuất Phương Anh, Phan Văn Hoàng, Nguyễn Thị Ngọc, and Lê Ngọc Phúc.
Vietnamese athletes have only secured a quarter of the 20 qualification slots that sports bosses are aiming for at the Tokyo Olympics and with just four months left until the Games, the heat is on.
The 62nd edition of the annual event will be held on March 28 in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai.
The 23-year-old aims to take a gold medal in the region's biggest sporting event after only gaining silver medals in the Games held in the Philippines in 2019 and Malaysia in 2017 in the women’s 800m.
Trần Đình Sơn expects to shine in both men's 400m individual and team events at the 31st SEA Games on home turf
Việt Nam have never won a gold medal in the men's walking event at the regional Southeast Asian (SEA) Games despite having previously qualified for the Olympics in the sport.