The record taiji performance gathers almost 3,000 elderly people (Photo: cand.com.vn)

HCM City (VNA) – Nearly 3,000 elderly people set a Vietnam record when they joined in a mass taiji (tai chi) performance at a competition in Ho Chi Minh City on May 20.

They concurrently performed taiji movements for 15 minutes, and the performance was recognised as having the biggest number of participants from middle and old ages in Vietnam.

The Vietnam Book of Records also recognised an 83-year-old man La Tien and an 80-year-old woman Do Thi Thanh Thu as the oldest persons to perform the 32-form taiji sword, which is a taiji style.

The performances are part of the first day of the 15th HCM City Taiji Open at Phu Tho Sports Complex.

The two-day competition features 24 categories such as taiji, yoga, physical exercise with canes, and Vovinam – a Vietnamese martial art.

The competitors are some 3,000 elderly people from 29 taiji clubs in HCM City and neighbouring provinces.-VNA