The second Việt Nam International Traditional Martial Arts Festival in the south-central province of Bình Định. Photo vov.vn
HÀ NỘI The second Việt Nam International Traditional Martial Arts Festival is taking place in the south-central province of Bình Định.
The event, which opened on Wednesday, was organised by the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnamese Traditional Martial Arts Federation as part of the seventh International Traditional Martial Arts Festival – Bình Định.
It aims to increase understanding and solidarity among domestic and foreign athletes as well as introduce the unique features of traditional Vietnamese martial arts.
Deputy director of the province's department Nguyễn Minh Đoan said the second festival attracted 1,253 athletes from 15 countries and territories around the world to vie for 152 sets of medals.
Việt Nam has 47 teams, including 28 from Bình Định, he added.
The event will run until August 11 in the city of Quy Nhơn, Tây Sơn and Tuy Phước Districts and An Nhơn Town. VNS