Present at the event was Senior Lieutenant General Pham Hong Huong, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Head of the Steering Committee for the participation of the army team in the festival.
The athletes will compete in 22 events including shooting, track and field, football, table tennis, wushu, chess, and tennis, among others.
|Senior Lieutenant General Pham Hong Huong (first line, seventh from right) and coaches and athletes of army team in a group photo|
The team is expected to bag 171 medals, including 59 golds, 54 silvers, and 58 bronzes to become one of the Top 5 of the competition.
On behalf of leadership of the Defense Ministry and the VPA’s General Staff, General Huong wished the team to achieve highest records and contribute to the success of the festival.
The opening ceremony for the National Sports Festival 2018 will take place on November 25 at My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi.
Translated by Chung Anh
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