The annual VTV International Cycling Tournament – Ton Hoa Sen Cup – will kick off on September 2 with the participation of 84 athletes.
Cyclist compete at the fourth stage of the Ton
Hoa Sen Cup last year. (Photo: hoasengroup.vn)
Cyclists from 12 crews
will tour through 14 stages from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, during which they
will have to conquer famous but difficult passes, such as Hai Van which
connects Hue and Da Nang, Ngang between Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces and Ru
Ri in Khanh Hoa.
The final is on September 17 and a total bonus of 1.2 billion VND (52,600 USD)
will be awarded to the best cyclists, of which the overall winner who bags the
yellow jersey will pocket 120 million VND.
During these two weeks, organisers and athletes will present more than 46,000
gifts and 200 bikes to poor students in localities they pass through.-
(HBO)- All communes and towns in Yen Thuy district, Hoa Binh province successfully organised local sport festivals from May 7 to June 25, drawing the participation of nearly 6,200 athletes. Scale and quality of the festivals met standards set by the provincial organising board for sport festivals.
Vietnamese track and field athlete Nguyen Thi Huyen has been ranked 50th in the world rankings of the women’s 400m hurdle category.
Vietnamese sport has successfully realised the set goal of finishing in the top three nations on the medal standings at the recent 29th Southeast Asian (TTVN) Games in Malaysia. However, alongside the positive results in a number of sporting events, there still remain the failures that need to be seriously addressed by the sport sector, in an effort towards the 2018 Asian Games (Asiad), slated for next August in Indonesia.
Veteran Vietnamese bodybuilder Pham Van Mach won a gold medal at the ongoing World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Vietnam’s veteran gymnast, Pham Phuoc Hung, has successfully performed a new skill in the men’s still rings at the ongoing 2017 FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Montreal, Canada.
Vietnam’s veteran shooter, Hoang Xuan Vinh, retained his position at the top of the world men’s 10m air pistol rankings for October, which was recently announced by the International Shooting Federation (ISSF).