National Weightlifting Championships begin

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National Weightlifting Championships begin

Top Vietnamese weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan ( Image: tinthethao.com.vn )

The athletes, 57 men and 40 women, are competing for 45 sets of medals in eight men’s weight categories ranging from 58kg to over 105kg and seven women’s weight categories from 48kg to over 75kg.

The tournament is a good opportunity to select outstanding weightlifters for the national team to compete in the upcoming 26th SEA Games in Indonesia this November.

At the opening of the tournament, top weightlifter,Thach Kim Tuan received the Labour Order, Third Class, for winning the championship title at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore.

The national competition, held jointly by the Vietnam Weightlifting Federation and the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, will last until September 25.

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