State President praises athletes for achievements at 28th SEA Games
Tuesday, 2015-06-23 15:17:39
NDO/ VNA - The Vietnamese delegation’s achievements at the recent 28 th SEA Games have encouraged the sport spirit nationwide and enhanced Vietnam’s image, State President Truong Tan Sang stated while receiving coaches and athletes on June 23.
He went on to say that the Government and Party will create additional favourable conditions to stimulate the development of sports and called on coaches and athletes to continue with efforts to improve the country’s position in regional and global sport in the next five years.
Vietnam sent 392 sportsmen and women to the 28 th SEA Games which took place from June 5-16 in Singapore. The country came out third on the medal tally with 186 medals, including 73 gold.
Vietnamese athletes set 13 new SEA Games’ records during the event, including 8 records in swimming.