The Putaleng XC Open will be held in Tam Đường District in Lai Châu Province on November 28. — Photo thethaovietnam.vn
LAI CHÂU — The Putaleng XC Open, the first international cross country paragliding competition in Việt Nam, will be held in Tam Đường District in Lai Châu Province from November 28 to December 1.
The event will attract the participation of 80 pilots from 12 countries including Russia, Australia, Belgium, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.
Among participants, there are prominent faces such as Yosh Pasha of Indonesia; Lê Hoàng Bách and Trần Hoàng Kim of Việt Nam; Yong Tae Ahn and Chikyong Ha of South Korea.
The competition will be organised by the Vietwings Hà Nội Paragliding Club and the provincial and district People’s Committee.
It is recognised by the World Air Sports Federation (FAI) and Việt Nam Air Sport Association (VASA).
According to the event’s organising board, the best players will be selected to compete at the upcoming Paragliding World Cup.
Tam Đường is located in northeast Việt Nam which is separated from other regions by high mountain range Hoàng Liên Sơn. The site is surrounded by two high mountain ridges with the two highest peaks of Việt Nam which are Fansipang and Putaleng. — VNS