|More than 500 athletes, including local and international ones, will take part in the 2022 Roller Sports Hà Nội Open on August 21 at the Mỹ Đình National Stadium. The tournament's most successful ones will be picked for the national team. Photo vanhoa.vn
HÀ NỘI — The 2022 Roller Sports Hà Nội Open lured more than 500 athletes to participate in professional, semi-pro and amateur events at the Mỹ Đình National Stadium on August 21.
Competitors from 34 clubs in 14 cities and provinces took part in four categories of speed skating, slalom, slide and skateboard in different age groups from four years to unlimited age.
This was the first time skateboarding, an Olympic event, was added to the competition programme of the annual tournament.
"This year's event sees a record number of competitors, marking a big step up for skating and roller sports in the country and the accurate orientation of the development of the Skating Federation of Việt Nam (SFV)," said Nguyễn Việt Nam, vice president of SFV.
"After two years of the pandemic, the roller sports movement in Việt Nam and Hà Nội has been strongly affected. We hope that the tournament will help to push the sport again.
"At the same time, we hope to discover potential and talented athletes who will represent Việt Nam in international competitions in the future," he said. VNS