Vietnamese fencing strives to overcome difficulties

Thursday, 2022-03-24 03:11:12
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Fencing has been included in the Olympic competition system since the first Olympic Games in Athens (Greece) in 1896. It was not until 1924 that female athletes were allowed to compete like their male counterparts. Fencing is one of the nine "classic" sports of the Olympics which have been included in the competition programme since the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens (Greece), along with athletics, swimming, gymnastics, shooting, cycling, tennis, weightlifting, and wrestling.
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NDO - As one of the 40 sports competing at the upcoming 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) in Vietnam next May, the fencing team set the goal of earning at least four gold medals for the host. Although the goal is not too high, having been unable to compete and train internationally for a long time, the Vietnamese fencing team must strive to overcome difficulties and actively prepare in all aspects, especially in terms of force to complete the assigned task.

Before today's training session, the team welcomed the leaders of Hanoi City, who encouraged morale before the important sprint period of the upcoming SEA Games 31.

Athletes preparing for the official exercise according to the lesson plan of the training board.

Athletes conduct reflex exercises with balls.

After the men's warm-up, the women changed into their armour to prepare for the fighting competition.

Athletes Pham Huyen Trang (left) and Nguyen Thi Kieu Oanh compete in a confrontation.

Intertwining practice with test competition helps athletes perfect their techniques and tactics with confidence when entering the tournament.

The defending champion of three consecutive SEA Games, Vu Thanh An (left) shares his experiences with his teammates during the competition.

With only about two months left until the 31st SEA Games, athletes are rushing to make daily progress towards achieving the highest results when competing.

Translated by NDO