Sponsors promise awards for gold medalists at SEA Games 29
Saturday, 2017-08-12 11:51:30
NDO/VNA – As many as 100 43-inch smart TVs, worth over VND1.6 billion (US$70,400) in total, will be awarded to the Vietnamese gold medalists at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 29), taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from August 19-30.
The sponsorship programme was signed by Nguyen Kim Trading Joint Stock Company and Samsung Vietnam, in Hanoi, on August 11.
Tran Duc Phan, head of Vietnam’s SEA Games delegation, said that the Vietnamese athletes are expected to win between 49-59 gold medals, adding that the gifts will provide great motivation for the athletes.
Meanwhile, Tran Van Manh, Secretary General of the Vietnam Olympics Committee (VOC), lauded the timely sponsorship and encouragement from the sponsors, saying that the Vietnamese athletes had promised to do their upmost to earn gold medals and bring glory back home.
VOC has so far received support from 11 sponsors for the Vietnamese sport delegation traveling to the SEA Games 29, he added.
According to the organizers of SEA Games 29, the event will draw approximately 6,000 athletes from 11 nations in Southeast Asia, competing in 38 sports with 405 categories.
Vietnam’s delegation includes 476 athletes, competing in 32 sports, and aims to rank among the top nations competing at the games.