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Beach handball to end before opening – promises lots of fun at 31st SEA Games opening ceremony

23 Apr 2022 | 07:40 | LATEST POSTS

Many interesting things were promised at the opening ceremony of the 31st SEA Games

Sharing the important opening activities of the largest series of sports and cultural events in the 31st SEA Games, Ms. Chen Lili, Acting Director of the Department of Performing Arts (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism), the Director-General of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 31st SEA Games stated that she will More than 1,000 actors were involved in the grand opening of the opening ceremony.

Specifically, chief director Chen Lili said that more than 1,000 actors were used in large scenes, and each small work will have more than 200 actors. In particular, the final production will feature more than 1,000 actors joining the mascots of the 31st Southeast Asian Games.

Beach handball to end before opening - promises lots of fun at 31st SEA Games opening ceremony
The opening ceremony of the 31st SEA Games will tell the common story of Southeast Asia.

“In my opinion, Vietnam is not alone, but stands in the common story of a region. So the story conveyed here is a story of a friendly and warm Vietnam that touches people’s hearts even more and is an embodiment of itself. ”

Touching people’s hearts is a very strong attraction, bringing friends to Vietnam with a feeling, an openness, and a unique Vietnamese charm. Therefore, we would like to send beautiful images to our international friends, such as the tenderness of a girl, a bunch of rice, a common image of a bamboo tree…both soft and supple and durable, yes. Vietnam” – Shared by Ms. Tran Ly Ly.

The opening ceremony is expected to consist of three main chapters: Chapter 1: Friendly Vietnam; Chapter 2: Southeast Asia Strong, and Chapter 3: Southeast Asia Shines. The 120-minute program is expected to involve nearly 3,000 people including actors, artists, etc., promising to bring stories about the status, culture, traditions, etc. of the Vietnamese people to domestic and foreign audiences, to spread the spirit, the best image, and to convey the congress Information.

Shooting Vietnam determined to retake the top of the region

Always winning gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games, shooting is the leading sport of the Vietnamese sports delegation. Despite the “traditional” difficulties with regular training in the absence of ammunition, shooting with paper beer (the world shoots with electronic beer), Vietnamese shooting has always affirmed its dominance. .

However, at the 30th Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines in 2019, the Vietnamese did not win a single gold medal in shooting. This has caused many concerns among Vietnamese sports fans.

At the 31st Southeast Asian Games held in China, Vietnamese shooters were fortunate to receive government investment to renovate and upgrade Ren’s paper shooting range into a modern electronic shooting range.

Beach handball to end before opening - promises lots of fun at 31st SEA Games opening ceremony
Shooting Vietnam is determined to retake the top spot in the region.

On March 18, the Ren Range was completed and handed over to the team for re-training. These days, the shooting competition before the 31st Southeast Asian Games is being held. According to the technical experts of the Asian Shooting Federation, Ren Shooting Range is currently the leading modern shooting range in Southeast Asia.

Shooting will be played in 22 events in the 31st Southeast Asian Games (only 4 in the 30th Southeast Asian Games), and Vietnam’s goal of shooting is to win 5-6 gold medals. If this goal is achieved, Shooting Vietnam will regain its place in Southeast Asia.

At the 31st Southeast Asian Games, the hope of Vietnam’s shooting was pinned on the shoulders of gunmen Chen Guoqiang, Ha Mingqing, Ruan Dingqing, Ruan Huangfang, Pan Chunqiu, Deng Honghe…

Also at SEA, this time also the first tournament legend shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh to appear as a coach. After the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he officially retired. Colonel Hoang Xuan Vinh is currently the Head of the Army’s Shooting Department and the coach of the Vietnam Shooting Team.

In addition, the 31st Southeast Asian Games will also be the last meeting of talented shooter Tran Quoc Cuong (48). Tran Quoc Cuong has been building the team since 1995 and is one of the most talented strikers in Vietnam.

SEA Games 31 to finish before opening day

The Organizing Committee of the 31st Southeast Asian Games announced the official schedule and time of 40 games in Hanoi and 11 surrounding cities. Accordingly, May 6 will not only be the first competition for men’s football, but also the men’s and women’s beach handball matches will be held in Tuan Chau (Quang Ninh) on the same day. Interestingly, this is also the earliest topic to end before the opening of the 31st SEA Games.

Specifically, this subject will only compete for 5 days (May 6 to 10), and the ranking points will be calculated in a round-robin match between teams, and the awards will be awarded on May 11, that is, the desert will be finished 1 day before the opening ceremony.

Beach handball to end before opening - promises lots of fun at 31st SEA Games opening ceremony
Men’s and women’s beach handball will end before the opening of the 31st SEA Games.

Of the 40 sports, football, volleyball, table tennis… have the longest time before or after the opening ceremony until the end of the closing day, while most are played within 10 days of the official game. May 13-22).

The difference is that this conference is the two most basic sports in the Olympics, with the most events and the most medals in track and field and swimming, and it is not arranged alternately like many other conferences.

In many SEA Games or major sports festivals in the past, swimming was usually held 3-4 days before or near the end of the competition. But the track and field and swimming events of the 31st SEA Games will be held simultaneously from May 14 to 19, making it difficult for those interested in watching both events to see athletes competing at the same time.

Vietnam fencing overcomes difficulties to find “gold”

For the past decade or so, Vietnamese fencing has been among the best in the region. However, recently, due to the impact of the epidemic, foreign training and competition plans have not been implemented as scheduled.

This is indeed a big difficulty, because in order for an athlete to develop, it must be shown and evaluated through competition, although surpassing oneself is the most important criterion.

Beach handball to end before opening - promises lots of fun at 31st SEA Games opening ceremony
Vietnamese fencing strives to overcome difficulties to find “gold”.

In addition to the objective factors affected by the epidemic, teachers and students of the fencing team are also facing difficulties in obtaining more equipment. Most of the athlete’s equipment, such as armor, helmets, swords… are relatively old, and only a few are equipped with new ones.

However, at the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) held at home this time, the Vietnamese fencing discipline sprinted towards the goal of winning three gold medals in training and competition with the highest determination. The content of the men’s sword cut, the men’s three-sided sword can win many medals, which is considered Vietnam’s strength.

Indonesia not participating in women’s football and futsal at 31st Southeast Asian Games

According to the news of the 31st Southeast Asian Games BTC, the Indonesian Olympic Committee has officially announced in writing that it will not participate in the women’s football and futsal competitions of the 31st Southeast Asian Games.

In a document sent to the organizers of the 31st Southeast Asian Games, the Indonesian Olympic Committee confirmed that Indonesia will only participate in men’s football and men’s futsal in the football events of the 31st Southeast Asian Games. Women’s soccer and Indonesian women’s futsal do not send teams.

Beach handball to end before opening - promises lots of fun at 31st SEA Games opening ceremony
Indonesia did not participate in the women’s football and futsal competitions at the 31st Southeast Asian Games.

Therefore, under the above decision of the Indonesian Olympic Committee, the 31st Southeast Asian Games women’s football competition left Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia (Group A), Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Singapore (Group B) 7 teams. The remaining 4 women’s futsal teams include: Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar.

As Indonesia does not participate in women’s football and futsal, the Technical Expertise Subcommittee – BTC SEA Games 31 will adjust the schedule of these two competitions for publication in the near future.

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