HCM City to host Thong Nhat Speed Cup in June hinh anh 1SEA Games champion Nguyen Thi Oanh will compete at the Thong Nhat Speed Cup in HCM City (Photo: giaoducthoidai.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) - The Thong Nhat Speed Cup will be the first professional athletics tournament held in Vietnam after the easing of social distancing.

The event, scheduled to take place from June 8-14 in Ho Chi Minh City, is expected to lure top national athletes such as SEA Games champions Nguyen Thi Oanh (Bac Giang province), Quach Cong Lich and Quach Thi Lan (Thanh Hoa), Le Tu Chinh (HCM City), Nguyen Thi Huyen and Dinh Thi Bich (Nam Dinh).

Athletes will compete in 31 categories ranging from running to throwing and jumping.

Organisers will also set up events for junior athletes.

The Speed Cup is one of the largest local athletics events, is normally held each April and is a chance for athletes to catch the eyes of national scouts./.