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VN athletes head to Paralympics

Update: June, 28/2012 - 08:45

As many as 11 Vietnamese athletes with disabilities will be taking part in the London Paralympics from August 29 to September 9 in England.

They will compete in track-and-field, weightlifting and swimming.

Nguyen Thi Hai will participate in the women's track-and-field event, while Cao Ngoc Hung and Trinh Cong Luan will compete in the men's discus.

In weightlifting, Nguyen Van Phuc will take part in the men's 48kg category, Nguyen Thi Hong will compete in the women's 40kg, and Chau Hoang Tuyet Loan and Nguyen Binh An will be in the women and men's 52 kg, respectively.

Meanwhile, Vo Thanh Tung, Duong Thi Lan, Trinh Thi Bich Nhu and Nguyen Thanh Trung will be looking for swimming honours.

The Vietnamese delegation will attend a 20-day training course in Iceland from July 20 before leaving for London, where they will also undergo 15 days further training before moving to the Paralympic village on August 24. — VNS

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