Vuong Thi Huyen is expected to qualify for the Olympics at the Asian championships, which will be held in Uzbekistan (File photo)

Hanoi (VNA) - The national weightlifting team will leave for Uzbekistan to participate in the Asian championships, an Olympic qualifier tournament, later this month.

World silver medallists Vuong Thi Huyen and Nguyen Thi Thuy are strong candidates in the seven-member squad.

According to the rules, the top six teams at the tournament will automatically qualify for the Olympics.

The Asian tournament will be organised from April 20 to 29.-VNA