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Vu Thanh An raises the opening flag for the Vietnamese delegation – more than 140 gunmen take part in the pre-SEA Games

09 May 2022 | 01:54 | LATEST POSTS

Swordsman Thanh An raises the opening flag for the Vietnamese delegation

According to the organizing committee, swordsman Vu Thanh An will represent the Vietnamese sports delegation at the opening ceremony of the 31st Southeast Asian Games at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi.

Previously, Thanh An was selected as the flag bearer at the opening ceremonies of two regional sporting events, the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia and the 30th Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines. It can be seen that he is the “golden face” who presided over the grand ceremony. Not only in the SEA Games, but also Hanoi swordsmen had the honor to raise the flag to lead the national sports delegation to participate in the Olympic Games. The 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil or ASIAD 2018 are held in Indonesia.

Vu Thanh An raises the opening flag for the Vietnamese delegation - more than 140 gunmen take part in the pre-SEA Games
Vu Thanh An went on to receive the honor of raising the flag for the Vietnamese sports delegation.

Let’s talk a little about Vu Thanh An, he is the number one fencing star in Vietnam’s swordsmanship content. The 29-year-old swordsman has won six Southeast Asian Games gold medals in individual and team events, as well as one Asian Youth Championship gold medal and two Asian Championship bronze medals.

In addition, famous Vietnamese swimmer Huy Hoang will take the oath on behalf of Vietnam, and “King” shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh will hold and light the torch at the opening ceremony of the SEA Games.

In addition to the delegation led by the flag of Thanh An, there are also 12-member teams holding the flag of the conference, including outstanding stars in the Vietnamese sports world: Hwang Thi Duyen (weightlifting), Tran Xing Nguyen (swimming), Ding Fangqing (gymnastics) , Lee Hoang Nam (tennis), To Thi Anh Nguyen (archery), Long Thi Siu-Ding Thi How (boating), Ruan Cui Ling (badminton), Zhang Thi Kim Xuan (taekwondo), Nguyen Thi Tan (boxing), Tran Dinh Nam (pencak silat), Duong Thuy Vi (martial arts).

Vu Thanh An raises the opening flag for the Vietnamese delegation - more than 140 gunmen take part in the pre-SEA Games
This year’s SEA Games will limit the number of people participating in the parade.

Due to the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, only 31 people per sports delegation will be designated for the opening ceremony. As expected, the opening ceremony of the 31st Southeast Asian Games will be held at My Dinh National Stadium (Hanoi) on May 12, 2022 at 8 pm, and the closing ceremony is expected to be held in Hanoi on the evening of May 23, 2022. Hanoi Athletics Palace .

Over 140 Gunners in 31st SEA Games Money Championship

On the afternoon of April 13, in the hall of the Hanoi National Sports Training Center, the opening ceremony of the pre-shooting competition for the 31st Asian Games was held. The shooting competition before the SEA Games will be held from April 12 to 16.

This is considered a stepping stone, a preview of the organization of the congress. Affected by the epidemic, there are only 2 international delegations from Singapore and Indonesia in this competition. In addition, there are 10 delegations from domestic units, with a total of 143 athletes participating in the competition of 16 events.

Vu Thanh An raises the opening flag for the Vietnamese delegation - more than 140 gunmen take part in the pre-SEA Games
Nguyen Hoang Phuong won the gold medal in the men’s 10m air pistol event on the first day.

The Vietnamese shooting team sent 7 shooters to participate in the competition, including Tran Guoqiang, Ha Mingqing, Nguyen Huangfang, Nguyen Dinh Thanh, Du Wendong, Pan Chunqiu and Pan Gongming. This is also the 2016 Rio Olympic champion Huang Xuanwen’s first international competition as a coach.

On the opening day of the competition, Nguyen Hoang Phuong won the gold medal in the men’s 10m air pistol with a score of 242.1. Rica Perangin (Indonesia) won the gold medal with a total score of 535 points in the women’s 10m standard pistol competition after 2 rounds of fast and slow shooting.

Who will be partnering Thanh Thuy in the main cast of the 31st SEA Games?

The name with the biggest advantage, and of course many votes from the country’s volleyball audience, is Dinh Thi Thuy, the owner of Ninh Binh Doveco.

The girl born in 1998, although only a moderate height of 1.75 meters, but behind the relatively small appearance, is the comprehensive skills of almost every stage. She was also the first to be drafted into the team alongside Thanh Thuy and has been a pair since 2018.

Vu Thanh An raises the opening flag for the Vietnamese delegation - more than 140 gunmen take part in the pre-SEA Games
Dinh Thi Thuy has the biggest advantage when paired with Thanh Thuy.

Another name to consider is Nguyen Thi Uyen. The 22-year-old has grown into a country club leader under the tutelage of Bui Thi Hue, once the country’s volleyball eldest sister. In every game, Uyen was always the top scorer and was the No. 1 factor in helping the Taipings continue to contend for the national championship.

Vu Thanh An raises the opening flag for the Vietnamese delegation - more than 140 gunmen take part in the pre-SEA Games
Nguyen Thi Uyen also has the chance to play in the main field with Vietnam’s current No. 1 boss.

Uyen has a physical advantage compared to her predecessor Dinh Thuy (she is 1m8), so the Thai Binh girl has the upper hand in multiple hits from left to right to 3m. Another advantage of Uyen is his extremely clever and playful fighting style, especially his extremely graceful and gentle aura.

In addition, Nguyen Phuong and Pham Nguyet still have the opportunity to compete for official positions in the team, however, these two young women need to try a lot of similar experiences not only professionally but also psychologically.

Thai futsal loses first place at 31st Southeast Asian Games

It is reported that Suphawut Thueanklang had just undergone surgery and had to be diagnosed to have to play for up to 4 months. This resulted in the 1989-born player missing out on a trip to Vietnam for the 31st SEA Games, and the absence of Suphawut Thueanklang will partially affect Thai Futsal Tel’s performance.

Vu Thanh An raises the opening flag for the Vietnamese delegation - more than 140 gunmen take part in the pre-SEA Games
Thai futsal lost top-ranked Suphawut Thueanklang at the 31st Southeast Asian Games.

At the 31st Southeast Asian Games, the five-a-side futsal for men was played by five teams including the hosts Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar. Indonesia in particular, despite having just finished runner-up in the 2022 Southeast Asian Futsal Championship in impressive fashion, barely participated.

The men’s futsal match of the 31st Southeast Asian Games will be held at the Henan Provincial Gymnasium from May 11 to 20. Each team will play a round-robin match to calculate ranking points and compete for medals.

Indonesia withdraws, Vietnam women’s futsal team has 3 opponents

Initially, the Indonesian men’s futsal team was in danger of not participating in the 31st Southeast Asian Games because it was judged to have no chance of competing for a medal. Instead, Indonesia’s Ministry of Youth and Sports wants to send a women’s futsal team to the Games.

Vu Thanh An raises the opening flag for the Vietnamese delegation - more than 140 gunmen take part in the pre-SEA Games
The Indonesian women’s futsal team will not participate in the 31st Southeast Asian Games.

However, after receiving an assessment from the National Sports Performance Improvement Team (PPON), Indonesia has decided to replace the women’s futsal team with the men’s futsal team for the 31st SEA Games. The Indonesian Ministry of Youth and Sports believes that men’s futsal has performed much better in recent years.

With Indonesia’s withdrawal, only four teams from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar will participate in the women’s futsal event of the 31st SEA Games. Each team will play 1 round to calculate the points and select the top ranked team to win the gold medal. The Thai women’s futsal team is currently the defending champion.

Thailand summons a large number of players to participate in the SEA Games

In preparation for the 31st Southeast Asian Games, Mr. Mano Polking and his colleagues decided to gather up to 50 players to prepare for the campaign. The players were selected by coach Worawut Srimaka – who will lead Thailand U23 directly to the 2022 AFC U23 Championship. However, at the 31st Southeast Asian Games, the former coach of Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh – Mano Polkin will take over as coach Volaut Srimaka.

Vu Thanh An raises the opening flag for the Vietnamese delegation - more than 140 gunmen take part in the pre-SEA Games
Coach Mano Polking offers a variety of options for the upcoming 31st SEA Games.

Of the 50 players submitted to the NOC, seven were over the age of 23. However, the German strategist will only be allowed to register a maximum of 20 players for the program, with plans to conquer the upcoming gold medal.

That’s why Mr. Mano Polking has a headache choosing names to appear on the final list.

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