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Vietnam introduces Laser Run and Triathle in Ho Chi Minh City

Laser Run

A National Federation has not yet been formalised in the country but the nascent UIPM Sports community in Vietnam staged its first Laser Run and Triathle events in October 2020.

The Laser Run came first, drawing nine female and eight male athletes to compete during the Ho Chi Minh Junior Shooting Championships from October 14-20 at District 9 Military Command.

A Triathle event was also staged during the Ho Chi Minh Shooting Championship, held from October 25-31 at the same venue. Five female and 11 male athletes took part.

Ms Loan, Vice President & Secretary General of the Ho Chi Minh Shooting Federation, which organised both events, said: “It was a successful introduction and all of the athletes and spectators were excited by this new sport which is very dynamic and intriguing.

“Thanks to the UIPM Level 1 Coach Certification Course in Ho Chi Minh last year and also laser shooting equipment supported by UIPM and AMPC, we could organize these events for the first time in Vietnam and witnessed that everyone on site enjoyed very much these highlight events of Modern Pentathlon.

“We will definitely organize another event in the future, as an open event for the public, if things allow after this global pandemic.”

Sangwoo Park, President of the Asian Modern Pentathlon Confederation, said: “We are so happy to see these development activities by Ho Chi Minh Shooting Federation in spite of this difficult time caused by the pandemic, and we expect that they will become a member of the Modern Pentathlon family soon.

“For this, AMPC will keep in contact with them to help and guide them together with UIPM.”

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