HCM City to host int’l track and field event

Nearly 400 athletes from six countries and territories in Asia will compete in the 23rd HCM City International Track and Field Championships Open 2016, which is scheduled for July 29-30.

Le Tu Chinh (centre) is expected to bring gold medals for Vietnamese delegation (Photo: VNA)

The annual competition attracts athletes from the Republic of Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia and host nation Vietnam.

The athletes will compete to win 43 different sets of medals.

The event offers a good chance for Vietnamese athletes to prepare for the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 29) to be held in 2017.


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