Vietnamese gymnasts to compete at Doha World Cup

11:18 | 23/03/2017 Society

Vietnamese athletes will take part in the 10th Artistic Gymnastics World Cup, which will be held in Doha, Qatar, on March 22.

Phạm Phước Hưng in a training session in Hà Nội - Photo: tuoitre

More than 120 gymnasts, including Olympic Champions, from 31 countries will participate in the four-day prestigious event.

Vietnamese Olympian Phạm Phước Hưng will take part in exercises on the rings and parallel bars in the men’s category. At this event last year, Hưng pocketed a bronze medal in the parallel bars event.

His Southeast Asian Games winning teammate Đinh Phương Thành will compete in the men’s pommel horse, horizontal bar and parallel bars category.

Thành topped the parallel bars event at the Szombathely World Challenge Cup in Hungary last year.

Lê Thanh Tùng will test his skills in the men’s floor and vault exercises. Tùng’s best result at a world-level competition is a bronze medal he won at the Varna World Challenge Cup in Bulgaria two years ago.

He will be joined by teammate Đặng Nam in the latter event. Nam was one of top three athletes in the Szombathely event last year.

The qualification rounds will be conducted in the first two days of the event. The top eight athletes will advance to the finals in the next two days.

Theo VNS