Vietnamese shooters aim for gold at ASIAD 2018 hinh anh 1Vietnamese shooters are aiming for gold medals at the ASIAD 2018 in Indonesia (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese shooters are aiming for gold medals at the upcoming Asian Games (ASIAD 2018) in Indonesia, the Vietnam Shooting Federation said at a ceremony to send off the team in Hanoi on July 26.  

Sponsors of the team have promised cash awards amounting to more than 2.1 billion VND (90,645 USD) for a gold medal.

Meanwhile, the award for a silver medal will be 660 million VND, and 376 million VND for a bronze.  

Vice Chairman and General Secretary of the Vietnam Shooting Federation Nguyen Thi Nhung said to prepare for the Games, the team has actively trained and participated in many tournaments since the beginning of this year.

Immediately after the sending off ceremony, the team will leave for further training in the Republic of Korea before travelling to Indonesia for the ASIAD.

The Vietnamese shooting team to ASIAD 2018 comprises 18 athletes, who will compete in men’s and women’s pistol, men’s and women’s rifle, men’s skeet, and men’s trap.

Vietnam’s highest ever achievement in shooting is a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic in Brazil by Hoang Xuan Vinh in the men’s 10-m air pistol.-VNA