April 17, 2017 | 18:27 (GMT+7)
Can Tho hosts swimming, canoeing and billiards championship
PANO – The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Can Tho city yesterday kicked off swimming, canoeing and billiards tournaments within the framework of the Mekong Delta Sports Festival 2017.
Deputy Director of the department Pham Van Luan revealed that the 7th Mekong Delta Sports Festival hosted by Ben Tre province, and Can Tho city is authorized to organize competitions on swimming, canoeing and billiards.
Athletes competing in the canoeing competition
The 6-day event attracted the participation of 184 athletes, including 64 billiard players, 51 canoeing athletes and 69 swimmers from Mekong Delta provinces and cities, Military Zone 9, Ho Chi Minh City and seven Southeastern provinces.
Athletes compete in the canoeing event at Cai Khe Canal from April 16 to 18. Meanwhile, the swimming tourney is going on at the Anh Vien Swimming Pool of the Military Sports Center 4; and billiards contest is running till April 21 at the VIP Billiards Club.
On the first day of the canoeing competition, athletes Le Hoang Quoc and Bui Thanh Pham of the Can Tho host team won gold medals in men's single and men's couple 1,000 meters.
Translated by Thuy Duong