|Fencer Vũ Thành An is one of 18 Vietnamese athletes at the Asian Fencing Championship in Hong Kong. — Photo sggp.org.vn
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will compete at the Asian Fencing Championships, which will kick off in Hong Kong today.
More than 300 athletes, 18 Vietnamese, representing nearly 30 countries in 12 events including both men’s and women’s individual and team divisions.
Việt Nam sent their strongest competitors such as Olympians Vũ Thành An (men’s sabre) and Đỗ Thị Anh (women’s foil) and Southeast Asian Games winner Nguyễn Thị Hoài Thu (women’s foil) and Nguyễn Thị Như Hoa (women’s epee) to Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo Station, Chek Lap Kok Island.
The tournament will end June 20.
Last year in China, An won a bronze in the individual event. Together with three other teammates he pocketed a bronze in the team class. Việt Nam ranked sixth in the medal tally.
The Championships is organised by the Asian Fencing Confederation for the Asia-Oceania zone. The annual tournament awards points for the Fencing World Cup. — VNS