The Organizing Committee of the 31st SEA Games conducted a draw and scheduled table tennis matches on May 12 morning at the provincial Gymnasium.
Representative of the Vietnamese table tennis team casts a lot
There are seven countries participating in competitions, namely the host Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and the Philippines.
The teams cast lots to be divided into groups and compete in seven categories: women's doubles, women's singles, women's team, men's doubles, men's singles, men's team, and mixed doubles.
According to the drawing result for the men's team category, Vietnam is in Group B with Thailand and Cambodia; meanwhile, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines are in Group A.
In the women's team category, Vietnam continues to be in Group A with Thailand. Singapore is in Group B with Malaysia and Cambodia.
In the men's singles category, player Nguyen Anh Tu is in Group C with those from Thailand and the Philippines.
Players Nguyen Anh Tu and Doan Ba Tuan Anh do not have to play the first matches in the men's doubles category since they won a gold medal in the category at the 30th SEA Games while Le Dinh Duc and Dinh Hoang Anh will play a Malaysian duo.
The 31st SEA Games table tennis matches officially kick off on May 13 at the Hai Duong provincial Gymnasium
In the women's singles category, player Nguyen Thi Nga is in Group C with those from Thailand, the Philippines, and Cambodia.
In the women's doubles category, players Nguyen Thi Nga and Tran Mai Ngoc will vie with a duo from Laos while Nguyen Khoa Dieu Khanh and Vu Hoai Thanh will compete with Filipino players.
In the mixed doubles category, Dinh Anh Hoang and Nguyen Khoa Dieu Khanh will compete with Lao players, and Hai Duong duo Nguyen Duc Tuan and Bui Ngoc Lan will play a pair from Cambodia.
The men's team category will kick off first with the opening match scheduled for 10 am on May 13.
The 31st SEA Games table tennis event is taking place from May 13 to 20 (except for May 16) at the provincial Gymnasium.