PANO – On July 7th, the Naval Command launched its annual sports festival in the presence of Rear Admiral Nguyen Van Kiem, Deputy Chief of the Staff of the Navy, for 500 coaches and athletes from its 21 subordinate units.

The participants will compete for sets of medals in 11 categories, such as practical swimming, AK and K54 shooting, K91 hurdle race, strong soldiers and, for the first time, rowing.

The event, which runs till July 12th, is to evaluate the sport training quality of naval units, promote troops’ health and select outstanding athletes for upcoming sports festivals.

Translated by Van Hieu