Vu Thanh An, the no. 1 fencer in Southeast Asia, has been assigned to hold the national flag for the Vietnam sports delegation at the opening ceremony of the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines on November 30.
Vietnamese fencer Vu Thanh An.
has received the honour not only because of his ideal height of 1.87 metres and
bright face, but also due to the exceptional achievements that he has obtained
at international competitions in recent years.
This is the fourth
international sport event in which the 27-year-old athlete has been chosen as Vietnam’s flag
bearer, following the 2016 Olympic Games, the 2017 SEA Games and the 2018 Asian
Two years ago, as the flag
bear for the Vietnamese contingent to the SEA Games in Malaysia, An
brought home the men’s individual sabre gold medal in a convincing fashion. In Manila this year, he is highly determined to strike gold
again as a meaningful gift for his first child, who is expected to be born soon
after he returns from the Philippines.
Vu Thanh An said he felt very
proud and motivated when receiving the honour of bearing the national flag at
the 30thSEA Games opening
ceremony. The fencer pledged his utmost efforts to realise the assigned task of
defending his regional title in the Philippines.
With the brilliant results at
international competitions over recent times, An is moving close to securing an
official berth in the 2020 Olympics. He is currently world no. 51 in the men’s
individual sabre event, and by retaining his place in the world’s top 60, An
will have his hand on a ticket to Tokyo
In his Olympic debut three
years ago, An progressed to the round of 16 following his brilliant display,
including a resounding win against the reigning Olympic runner-up at that time,
Diego Occhiuzzi (Italy).
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