SEA Games 31: Vietnamese athletics ready to defend reign at regional event

Vietnamese athletes have set a goal of winning 16-18 gold medals to defend the country's first place in the track and field events at the upcoming 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. Vietnam will send a powerful team of 25 experts, coaches and 80 athletes to compete in the tournament's event. Vietnam dominated the athletics competition in the Philippines two years ago with a collection of 16 gold medals, which was four ahead of powerhouse Thailand and surpassed their SEA Games target by five golds. The SEA Games 31 will take place in Hanoi and 11 adjacent provinces from May 12 to 23, 2022, offering 526 sets of medals across 40 sports. The track and field competition is set to take place at the Hanoi-based My Dinh National Stadium between May 14 and 19 with 47 sets of medals up for grab. VNA Photo: Trần Việt