Last update: 10:45 | 16/08/2017
Vietnamese shooters are striving to bring home three gold medals at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Malaysia from August 19-31.
Vietnamese shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh
President of the Vietnam Shooting Federation Do Van Binh said the Vietnamese delegation, including 18 athletes, four coaches and one expert, will arrive in Kuala Lumpur on August 16.
The 2016 Olympic winner Hoang Xuan Vinh will compete in the men’s 10m air pistol and 50m slow fire pistol categories, he added.
Head of the Vietnamese sports delegation to SEA Games 29 Tran Duc Phan said shooting has become a strong point of Vietnam at international competitions in recent years.
The first ever gold of marksman Hoang Xuan Vinh at the Olympic Rio 2016 in Brazil has created a milestone in the history of Vietnamese sports, he noted.
The Vietnam Shooting Federation on August 15 announced prizes for Vietnamese shooters if they gain high achievements at the event.
Vietnamese shooters announced grand prizes before SEA Games 29
Vietnam Shooting Federation and sponsors this morning announced a grand prize for shooters before they compete in SEA Games 29 in Malaysia.
Members of the Vietnam shooting team at SEA Games 2017
Vietnam shooting team will respectively receive VND 300 million or VND 100 million for the first or second position at the large scale sport event, said President of Vietnam Shooting Federation Do Van Binh.
Additionally, each gold medalist will receive VND 30 million.
The Vietnam Shooting Federation will offer attractive prizes for young gunners, who participate and get the best achievements in SEA Games 29 for the first time.
As schedule, the team will leave Vietnam to participate in SEA Games 2017 in August 19.
Its target is to win four gold medals.