Vietnam competes at Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships

Saturday, 2019-08-31 16:54:00
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At the opening ceremony (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnamese martial artists are taking part in the 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships, which began in Chungju city, in the North Chungcheong province of the Republic of Korea (RoK) on August 30.

The Vietnamese athletes will join various events in taekwondo, judo and traditional martial arts.

Head coach of the Vietnamese taekwondo team Nguyen Thanh Huy said all athletes are striving for their best performance. Five Vietnamese taekwondo martial artists, including medallist Chau Tuyet Van, are set to compete in events held from September 1-3.

A total of 2,414 athletes are vying for 271 sets of medals in 20 sports at the tournament, including wrestling, taekwondo, aikido, ju-jitsu, Muay Thai, sambo, savate and wushu, among others.

Notably, the event also drew the participation of 369 top ranking martial artists from around the the world.

The 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships will run until September 7.