National Kickboxing Championship 2019 opens in Quy Nhon

The National Kickboxing Championship started yesterday in the city of Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, seeing the participation of more than 250 kickboxers from 40 teams across the country.

The opening ceremony of the National Kickboxing Championship 2019 in Binh Dinh

The event took place for the first time in Quy Nhon in 2009, with the participation of 56 athletes. However, kickboxing in Vietnam has seen dramatical growth since then.

This year’s event will be an opportunity to select the best performers for the national squad, who are expected to compete at the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines later this year.

During the 10-day event, local kickboxers and other participants are showing their skills and techniques to get the best achievements.

“We hope that young athletes would be given a chance to learn lessons through this event,” said martial arts master Bui Trung Hieu. “We will be able to form a plan to prepare for next generation of kickboxers”.

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