Vietnamese delegation attends SEA Games flag-raising ceremony

Friday, 2019-11-29 15:17:07
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At the 30th SEA Games flag-hoisting ceremony in New Clark city, the Philippines on November 29.
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NDO – The Vietnamese sports delegation, headed by Deputy Director of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training Tran Duc Phan, attended a flag-hoisting ceremony held for the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in New Clark city, the Philippines on November 29.

The event officially marked the presence of Vietnamese competitors at the biggest regional sporting event of the year.

Vietnam has sent a 856-member contingent to the 30th SEA Games, including 568 athletes in 43 sports, targeting to bring home at least 65 gold medals and make the top three on the overall medal table.

Two years ago, Vietnam concluded their 29th SEA Games campaign in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in third place overall clinching a collection of 58 gold, 50 silver and 60 bronze medals.

SEA Games 2019 will officially kick off on November 30 and wrap up on December 12, with the participation of athletes from 11 Southeast Asian nations. About 8,750 athletes are expected to compete in 56 sports.

Here following are some pictures of the 30th SEA Games flag-raising ceremony on Friday.

The Vietnamese flag is flying alongside flags of other countries in the sky of New Clark city.

Deputy Director of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training Tran Duc Phan heads the Vietnamese delegation to the event.

Head of the Vietnamese contingent Tran Duc Phan presents a souvenir to the organising committee.

Heads of the ASEAN sports delegations raise one finger affirming the slogan “We win as one” of the 30th SEA Games

* Vietnam wraps up SEA Games 2017 with 58 gold medals

Photo: NDO/Minh Phu - From Manila, the Philippines