|Members of the Việt Nam Wrestling Federation which has been established to push the development of the sport in the country. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Lý Duy Thanh has been voted first president of the Việt Nam Wrestling Federation, which was introduced to the public on Sunday in Hà Nội.
Thanh, deputy chairman of the Gia Lâm District People’s Committee, will be assisted by four deputies and an executive committee of 25 other members, who will work from 2019-24.
The new federation aims to develop the sport throughout the country and find talented athletes for national teams.
The federation also hopes to maintain and improve local tournaments while sending athletes to international events aiming at taking medals from high-level competitions such as the Asian Games and world championships.
Wrestling is one of Việt Nam’s strong points in events like the SEA Games, and Vietnamese athletes won two slots at the Rio Olympics in 2016. — VNS