The 2019 National Taekwondo Championships kicked off at Tien Son Sports Complex in the central coastal city of Da Nang on September 17, gathering the participation of 300 athletes from 31 cities and provinces nationwide.
The athletes vie for 29 sets of medals in performance and combat events.
According to Truong Ngoc De, President of the Vietnam Taekwondo Federation, the competition provides an opportunity for athletes to display their talents and sharpen their skills for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (2019 SEA Games), which will take place in the Philippines at the end of this year.
The tournament also aims to boost the physical exercise and sport movement among the community.
The event is co-organised by the Vietnam Taekwondo Federation and the city's Department of Culture and Sports and will run until September 22.
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