|Mai Hữu Tín is new president of the World Vovinam Federation. — Photo kienlongbank.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese businessman Mai Hữu Tín has been voted the president of the World Vovinam Federation from 2017 to 2022.
Tín, who is also the Việt Nam Vovinam Federation (VVF) president, received support from about 60 delegates from 30 countries and territories who are taking part in the Vovinam World Federation’s Congress which kicked off in New Delhi, India, yesterday.
He will be assisted by eight vice presidents, including Nguyễn Văn Chiếu, VVF vice president, Macovei Florin, European Vovinam Federation president, and Djouadi Mohammed, African Vovinam Federation president, during his five-year term.
Tín, 48, is the general director and chairman of the board of directors of U&I Investment Corporation. He practices vovinam and won a national title in 1986.
On the first day yesterday, the Vovinam Congress also reviewed the development of the martial art with more than two million people around the world practicing it.
Delegates discussed plans to make vovinam an official sport at the Asian Games and the Olympics in the future. — VNS