|Hà Nội wrestling athletes and officials take part in a sponsoring ceremony on December 17. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Hanoian wrestlers will be supported by South Korean company Sungshin Vina with up to VNĐ1 billion (US$45,000) per year, following a sponsorship signing ceremony in Hà Nội on Saturday.
The agreement calls for wrestlers to receive at least VNĐ6 million ($270) per month based on their level, which will be increased if they can win in competitions.
Sungshin Vina, who also owns a wrestling club in their home country, provides uniforms, equipment and long-term training courses abroad for the city’s athletes.
Also, Sungshin Vina representatives said wrestlers could be recruited to the company after their retirement.
In the agreement, 10 wrestlers, including Olympian Vũ Thị Hằng, will join the Sungshin Vina group under the Hà Nội Wrestling Club. They will be trained by coach Kim Min-chul from South Korea.
“Donators often come to popular sports, such as football and volleyball. It is great news that wrestling has found one. It is a dream come true for our athletes,” said Phan Anh Tú, deputy director of Hà Nội Sport Training Centre.
The contract is valid for one year, but both sides expect a long relationship will continue into the future.
Sungshin Vina has been operating businesses in construction materials in Việt Nam since 2007. — VNS