Binh Thuan hosts National Vovinam Championships

(VOV) – The 2012 National Vovinam Championships opened in the southern province of Binh Thuan on September 18.

350 martial artists from 29 teams nationwide, ages 17 to 35, will compete in two events: combat and demonstration, to win 99 sets of medals.

The event, co-organised by the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, the Vietnam Vovinam Federation and Binh Thuan’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, will last through to September 23.

The organizing board said it will be very exciting to see tough fighting by strong rivals coming from Khanh Hoa, Dak Lak, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Ho Chi Minh City and Ba Ria-Vung Tau, among whom some have attended international events.

The best artists will be selected to join the national team in training for regional and international tournaments later this year.