The 18 th Ho Chi Minh City International Track and Field Tournament kicked off at the Thong Nhat (Unification) Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City on August 2, drawing nearly 500 domestic and foreign athletes.

Four teams from the Republic of Korea , Indonesia , the Philippines and Hong Kong will compete with Vietnamese athletes from 29 cities and provinces.

They will compete in 22 events for men and 21 events for women.

The three-day tournament was a preparation for Vietnamese sportspeople attending the 26 th Southeast Asian Games scheduled for November this year in Indonesia./.