Vietnam will host the third Southeast Asia Karatedo championship in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from April 16-18, said the organising committee at a press conference on April 3.

The nearly 150 athletes from seven regional countries will compete for the 39 sets of medals. The Vietnamese team is the largest with 59 men and 30 women.

At the championship in the Philippines last year, the Vietnamese team bagged three gold medals, ranking third among the participating teams.-VNA