|About 500 athletes take part in the Thống Nhất Speed Cup Athletics Tournament in HCM City. — Photo vietnamplus.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Thống Nhất Speed Cup athletics tournament kicked off yesterday at the HCM City’s Thống Nhất Stadium.
Nearly 500 athletes are taking part in the event which is divided into two stages, one for seniors and one for the youth.
The senior athletes will compete in 12 disciplines each for men and women, while the juniors will vie for success in nine disciplines.
Nguyễn Trung Hinh, deputy chairman of the Việt Nam Athletics Federation, said this year the tournament had seen a huge number of participants.
He hoped that new talents would be discovered at the event, who could strengthen the national team that will be taking part in many international and regional tournaments later this year. The tournament will end today. — VNS