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National event for para athletes starts in HCM City

Update: June, 12/2017 - 09:00
Powerlifter Lê Văn Công will take part in the National Sport Games for People with Disabilities. — Photo baomoi.com
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The National Sport Games for People with Disabilities will be held in HCM City from June 14 to June 20.

The 18th tournament will see more than 1,000 participants from 31 cities and provinces. They will compete for more than 700 sets of medals in nine track-and-field disciplines, swimming, table tennis, powerlifting, badminton, chess, boccia, blind football and tennis.

Athletes such as Paralympic powerlifter winner Lê Văn Công, Paralympic bronze medallist in javelin Cao Ngọc Hùng and Paralympic silver holder in swimming Võ Thanh Tùng will take part in the competition, which is one of their warm-up events for the upcoming ASEAN Para Games in Malaysia in September.

“I respect all the competitors. I will try my best to maintain my performance to achieve the best result,” said Công at a press conference yesterday.

The organisers hope to find more athletes for the national teams to take part in the Asian Junior Para Games and world championships.

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