|VKFrontier Co., a cosmetics company from South Korea, will sponsor Vietnamese athletes at the upcoming 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. — Photo nhandan.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — VKFrontier Co., a cosmetics company from South Korea, has announced a sponsorhip package worth US$12,000 for Vietnamese athletes who will compete at the upcoming 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia in October.
VKFrontier is the first company to sponsor the delegation, and a ceremony was held on August 23 to make the announcement.
Speaking at the event, Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Paralympic Association Vũ Thế Phiệt lauded the contributions and efforts of athletes with disabilities.
The deal aimed to encourage Vietnamese athletes at the continental sporting event, said VKFrontier CEO Ahn Hee-kyoon.
The Vietnamese athletes will compete in seven sports at the 2018 Asian Para Games, namely athletics, swimming, powerlifting, badminton, table tennis, chess and judo.
Prominent athletes include Paralympic gold medallist powerlifter Lê Văn Công and javelin thrower Cao Ngọc Hùng.
At the previous Asian Para Games in 2014, Việt Nam won nine gold, seven silver and 13 bronze medals, finishing tenth in the overall medals tally. — VNS