The opening ceremony of the National Boxing Championships 2021

(Source: qdnd.vn)

The event drew the participation of 311 competitors from 25 localities and agencies nationwide. Boxers compete in the two age groups of between 17-18 and 19 – 40 for men and women.

VNA quoted the saying of Nguyen Duong Bac, Vice Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism that the tournament attracts athletes with the best boxing skills in the country.

The performance at the event (Source: qdnd.vn)

The event offers a chance for them to accumulate experience and practice professional training, he said, adding that it also aims to select excellent boxers to the national team for training to join international sport events.

In particular, the hosting of the tournament is also an opportunity to review the locality’s preparation for organising a number of sports in the upcoming 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), he said.

Right after the opening ceremony, athletes competed in 22 men's boxing matches in five weight categories for the age group of between 7 -18, and six weight categories for the age group of between 19- 40.

The tournament is scheduled to last until December 3./.

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