While other countries would expect their world-class sports professionals to only focus on competing at higher-level tournaments, Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training poised the nation’s medal hopefuls to compete in many events of a sporting festival for students in Myanmar. A group of Vietnam’s top athletes, who are the most hopeful contenders in the national team, is being tested at the ongoing 2018 ASEAN University Games, which takes place in Naypyidaw – the capital city of Myanmar – from December 10 to 20. The ASEAN University Games (AUG) is a biennial sports event that involves athletes from the universities of the ASEAN member countries, organized by the members of the ASEAN University Sports Council (AUSC). This is the first time Myanmar has hosted the ASEAN University Games, which is in its 19th edition this year with the participation of 11 nations in 17 events. Vietnam’s student delegation to the 2018 AUG consists of 61 members competing in five sports. With many people raising their eyebrows, the delegation’s athletics team includes Vietnam’s Asian and Southeast Asian medalists Nguyen Thi Oanh, Quach Thi Lan – a favorite in women’s 400m and 400m hurdles at AUG – and Duong Van Thai – a favorite in men’s 1,500m… Read full this story
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