The Vietnamese delegation to the 2nd Asian Para Games took part in the flag-raising ceremony at Flag Plaza Square on October 15, officially marking their presence in Incheon in the Republic of Korea (RoK).

Vu The Phiet, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of the Vietnam Paralympic Association, said the event was part of the important ceremonies attended by all the delegations to the games. It motivated the Vietnamese athletes and boosted their confidence and determination to help them overcome their difficulties and succeed in the competition.

All 69 members of the team completed registration that day and settled into the athletes’ village. They are assisted by a team of volunteers from the host country to help them get around the sports complex and manage their daily routines.

The athletes from six teams, including athletics, swimming, weightlifting, badminton and bowling, continue their training until October 17, and take part in medical check-ups and internal meetings before officially competing in the games.

The 2nd Asian Para Games will take place in Incheon, ROK from October 18-24, with the participation of 4,500 athletes from 41 countries.-VNA