Athletes from 27 countries and territories will compete at the 47th Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship, which is scheduled to kick off in Ho Chi Minh City on August 30.

Around 350 male and female competitors from Vietnam, China, India, Japan and Thailand, among others, will vie for 36 sets of medals in bodybuilding and physique categories.

Vietnamese hopefuls such as Pham Van Mach, Nguyen Van Lam, Kim Loan and My Linh stand a great chance to show off their muscles against regional rivals.

The annual tournament will enable athletes to gain valuable experience and sharpen their skills in preparation for the forthcoming 27th SEA Games in Myanmar this December.-VNA