HA NOI — Top Vietnamese male swimmer Hoang Quy Phuoc will carry Viet Nam’s national flag at Friday’s opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games (Asiad) in Incheon, South Korea.
Lam Quang Thanh, chief-de-mission and deputy head of the National Sports Administration, said the Da Nang-born swimmer was chosen for his achievements at the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games last year and the Southeast Asian Age Group Swimming Championships in June.
His 1.82m height and good form likewise reinforced the decision, Thanh added. Phuoc was also chosen to carry the national colours at the 27th Southeast Asian Games.
As planned, the event’s organising board will hold Viet Nam’s flag-raising ceremony at the Asiad athletes’ village tomorrow.
The 199-member-Vietnamese contingent will compete in 21 of 31 sports events in Incheon from September 19 to October 4.
All matches will be broadcast live on SCTV (Saigontourist Cable Television Limited Company) channels.