Vietnam wins golden trophy in volleyball at Army Games 2020

Monday, 2020-08-17 09:38:06
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Vietnam's military engineering unit at the Army Games 2020.
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NDO – The Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) delegation won their first golden trophy at the Army Games 2020 in Russia after overcoming the Uzbekistani team 2-0 in the final match of the amateur volleyball tournament on August 14 (local time).

The event, open to engineering units, was the first sideline activity of the “Safe Route” competition within the framework of the Army Games in Kstovo.

Four participating teams were divided into two groups for the preliminary round, with Vietnam beating hosts Russia 2-0 to set up a title match with Uzbekistan, who defeated Belarus.

In the final, agility, good jumping power and especially teamwork helped the Vietnamese military engineers finish off the opponents to lift the golden trophy.

Outside hitter Nguyen Van Hien, who scored the most points for the Vietnamese team, attributed their success to the solidarity of the whole team and the efforts made by each individual, alongside the strong support from spectators.

Concluding the tournament, the three other teams praised the Vietnamese military engineers for their solidarity and well-organised playing style.

The golden volleyball trophy will be presented during the closing ceremony of the Army Games 2020 on September 5, together with other important awards.