5th World Vovinam Championship to be launched in India
(VNF) – Fans of Vovinam will have chance to enjoy most spectacular demonstration of the world-renowned Vietnamese traditional martials arts, as the World Vovinam Championship 2017 is drawing near.
Dr. Vishnu Sahai (Chairman of the Indian Organising Committee) visiting Vietnam in preparation for the World Championship of Vovinam in August (source: Vovinam Vietnam Association)
The event, the fifth of its kind, will be held from August 1 - 5 in the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, in the capital city New Delhi, conveying the message "Participating & challenging are more important than medal."
The competition is open for both male and female Vovinam athletes, consisting of two main categories: demonstration and fighting.
Contestants can opt for participation as individual or in a team of 3, 4 or 6, depending on the session they take part in.
There is no age limit for participants who compete in the demonstration category, while for fighting category, competitors must be at least 18 years old.
Vovinam has now been practiced in Laos, India, Italy, France, the US, among many other countries (source: Vovinam Vietnam Association)
In preparation for the event, Chairman of the Indian Organising Committee Vishnu Sahai on Tuesday visited the Head of the Vovinam managing council at his home in Ho Chi Minh City and offers the official mascot of the 5th WVVF World Vovinam Championship 2017 to the Vietnamese Vovinam master.
Earlier, starting mid June, 11 Indian Vovinam players have undergone a 16-day training programme in Vietnam with senior Vietnamese coaches to prepare for the championship.
After 77 years of development, Vovinam has been flourishing in depth as well as in width across the world, and keep playing a significant role in nurturing healthy development of both the body and the mind.
Nowadays, more people are interested in Vovinam activities, especially after the success of the 4th WVVF World Vovinam Championship that was organized in Algeria in 2015 and the 5th Asian Beach Games that was organized in Vietnam last year.
The championship helps strengthen understanding and friendship between Vietnamese people and others while contributing to popularising Vietnamese martial arts to the world./.
( Phi Yen )