Rowers, canoers get ready to paddle

Athletes will compete in National Rowing and Canoeing Championships in Hải Phòng. — File Photo

HÀ NỘI — The National Rowing and Canoeing Championships will begin today in Hải Phòng City with the participation of nearly  三00 athletes.

Rowers, canoers get ready to paddle

They will compete until November  一 九. In rowing athletes will vie for medals in  二0 categories while there are  三 六 disciplines in canoeing and kayaking.

According to Lâm Quang Thành, deputy head of the Việt Nam Sports Administration, the national tournament is the best way to select the national team for upcoming international competitions such as the Asian Games in  二0 一 八, the Southeast Asian Games in  二0 一 九 and the  二0 二0 Olympic qualifiers.

Rowing and canoeing are Olympic sports and Vietnamese have grabbed success recently, with Trương Thị Phương’s victory at the Asian championship securing a first Olympic berth in Rio. — VNS

Rowers, canoers get ready to paddle