|Nguyễn Thị Oanh of Việt Nam wins gold in the 1,500m at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championship in Kazakhstan in February. She will represent Việt Nam at the World Athletics Championship 2023. Photo of AIAC|
HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Thị Oanh will represent Việt Nam at the World Athletics Championship 2023 taking place from August 19 to 27 in Budapest, Hungary.
To take part in the global largest competition for track and field, athletes must have high ranking in the world or reach tournament's standards.
Việt Nam have not had any qualified competitor for many years. Vietnamese athletes will take part in the championship following invitations from organisers.
This year, Oanh, the national top runner is selected. She will compete in one of her strongest disciplines. the women's 1,500m, 5,000m and 3,000m steeplechase, which she has dominated in Southeast Asia.
Oanh's latest result was a gold medal from the Asian Indoor Athletics Championship in Kazakhstan in February.
Last year, the world championship was organised in Oregon, the US, in July.
Quách Thị Lan was the Vietnamese runner competing in the women's 400m hurdler. She failed to qualify for the final round.
Prior to the Budapest event, Oanh will defend her three titles at the 32nd SEA Games in May in Cambodia. VNS