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Hanoi (VNA) – The Southeast Asian Shooting Association Championship (SEASA) 2016 began at the Hanoi National Sports Training Centre on November 2. 

The event features 252 athletes and coaches from nine countries and territories, including Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea and host Vietnam. 

Shooters will compete in 18 categories for both men and women. 

At the opening ceremony, Vice Secretary General of Vietnam Shooting Federation Nguyen Thi Nhung said the annual SEASA allows shooters to compete and sharpen their skills before the upcoming SEA Games, regional and international tournaments. 

Vietnam aims to finish in the top 3 of the tournament. 

The competition is scheduled to run until November 11. 

Vietnam’s shooting team has gained many achievements in regional and international competitions in recent years. Shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh made history by earning Vietnam’s first Olympic gold at Rio 2016.-VNA