The National Junior Gymnastic and Aerobic Champ is a great opportunity for the teams to evaluate the quality of the training of their young gymnastics athletes. — Photo Tienphong.vn
HÀ NỘI— Almost 80 athletes are taking part in the National Junior Gymnastic and Aerobic Championships held by the National Sport Training Centre in Hà Nội and the Vietnam Gymnastics Federation (VGF).
The three-day event started on Wednesday at the centre in Hà Nội.
This year, athletes at ages 8, 10, 12 and 15 will compete in contents including single bar, parallel bars, balance beam, ring still, vault, and pommel horse.
Nguyễn Kim Lan, general secretary of the VGF, said this is an opportunity for the teams to evaluate the quality of the young gymnasts.
Scouts will have the opportunity to add outstanding young athletes to the national gymnastics team, Lan added.
Bùi Trung Thiện, head of the gymnastics section of the National Sports Administration, said the quality of this year's events is better than previous years thanks to the participation of many young athletes with outstanding achievements like Nguyễn Văn Khánh Phong, Nguyễn Văn Mười and Trương Ngọc Dung. — VNS