Gymnasts limber up for Mexico

Update: June, 18/2014 - 07:46

HA NOI (VNS) — Twelve Vietnamese athletes are set to compete at the 2014 World Aerobic Gymnastics Championships and World Age Group competitions from June 23-29 in Cancun, Mexico.

They will compete in the mixed doubles, men's singles and trio events.

The event will attract nearly 600 gymnasts from 42 countries and territories. Russia and Mexico, two nations with especially strong Aerobic traditions, are sending the maximum number of athletes to compete in each category, maximising their medal-earning potential.

Among the big names expected to compete are reigning World Games champions Benjamin Garavel of France in the men's individual, Oana Constantin of Romania in the women's individual, and mixed pairs Garavel and Aurelie Joly of France, Vicente Lli and Sara Moreno of Spain, Maria Bianca Becze and Marius Ciprian Petruse of Romania and Tran Thi Thu Ha and Vu Ba Dong of Viet Nam, all of whom shared one very crowded place spot on the podium at the World Games in Cali, Colombia last year. — VNS