|The national event is an opportunity to recruit the country’s best talents to compete on the international stage. — VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
BẮC NINH — Two hundred young athletes from 26 cities and provinces across the country gathered on Wednesay in northern Bắc Ninh Province for this year’s national youth weightlifting tournament.
Head of weightlifting under the General Department of Sports, Đỗ Đình Kháng, said the tournament this year, which draws a record number of athletes, is an opportunity for young athletes to compete as well as for the department to select the best talents for upcoming international events, especially the 2018 Youth Olympics Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Weightlifting is one of the country’s sporting strengths that has been making a name for itself on the international stage in recent years, including last year’s 16-year-old World champion Lê Nguyễn Quốc Bảo (under 50kg). — VNS