At the meeting

The 32nd edition in Cambodia marked the first time in history that the Vietnamese contingent, despite not being at the host position, had topped the tally with 136 gold, 105 silver, and 118 bronze medals, broken 12 records, and set four new records.

At the meeting, President Vo Van Thuong and other leaders presented the second-class Labor Order to runner Nguyen Thi Oanh, who seized four gold medals at the games; and 37 third-class Labor Orders to other athletes for their excellent performances. The order is a noble distinction of the Party and State.

President Vo Van Thuong handing over the second-class Labor Order to Nguyen Thi Oanh who won four gold medals at SEA Games 32

Congratulating participating athletes and hailing their efforts and achievements, President Vo Van Thuong affirmed that the Party, State, and people always pay attention to the sports sector, including high-achievement sports. He pledged the best possible conditions for athletes to practice and compete in order to continuously improve their performances.

The President requested agencies involved, especially the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, to well implement the nation’s long-term strategy of sports development with a further vision.

He said it is necessary to give priority to sports of Vietnam's strength, particularly in training, fostering, and discovering the next generation of coaches and athletes to sustain and promote the top performance.

President Vo Van Thuong congratulating the Vietnamese sports delegation 

The state leader hoped the coaches and athletes will keep the inspiration and motivation of the SEA Games 32 success and work harder to conquer new heights in their career.

Source: VNA