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Lively 26th Hai Duong Newspaper running tournament

MONDAY, 25/12/2017 17:17:43

Kinh Mon district won first team prize and the trophy of this year's Hai Duong Newspaper running tournament. Hai Duong city came second, and Chi Linh provincial town was placed third.



Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Vu Van Son gives commemorative flags to participating teams. Photos: Thanh Chung

The launching ceremony of the "Olympic running day for all people's health" and the 26th open Hai Duong Newspaper running tournament “Running with Sacombank for the community health” took place on December 24 morning at Bach Dang park (Hai Duong city).

The event was co-organized by the Hai Duong Newspaper, the Hai Duong Provincial Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, the Hai Duong City People's Committee, and Hai Duong Sacombank.
 


Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Duong Thai presents commemorative flags to participating teams

In attendance were Mr. Vu Van Son, Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Nguyen Duong Thai, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee, Head of the Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies; Ms. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Bich, Member of the Provincial Party Committee's Standing Board, Standing Vice Chairwoman of the Provincial People's Council; Mr. Luong Van Cau, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, Head of the Steering Board for the 8th Provincial Games; Mr. Pham Dong Anh, Deputy Head of the Public Sports Department (General Department of Sports and Physical Training); leaders of the provincial agencies, boards, sectors, and unions; leaders of the Hai Duong City Party Committee, People's Council, and People's Committee; and Sacombank leaders in the North.
 


Mr. Nguyen Hai Binh, Member of the Provincial Party Committee, Editor-in-chief of the Hai Duong Newspaper, awards certificates of merit to units actively participating in the Hai Duong Newspaper running tournament

In particular, the event involved about 1,000 people representing armed forces, the elderly, and pupils of schools in Hai Duong city and nearly 300 athletes of various teams.
 


The launching ceremony of the "Olympic running day for all people's health"

To begin the ceremony, Director of the Provincial Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Nguyen Thi Viet Nga launched the movement "Olympic running day for all people's health 2018."

Then, Chairman of the City People's Committee Vu Tien Phung delivered a speech to respond to and start the "Olympic running day for all people's health" and the 26th open Hai Duong Newspaper running tournament.
 


Delegates join in responsive running

At the opening ceremony, the Tournament Steering Board commended and rewarded Hai Duong city, Chi Linh provincial town, and the districts of Kinh Mon and Nam Sach for good organization of district running tournaments in 2017.

Shortly after the opening ceremony, the delegates joined in responsive running in the following order: leaders, armed forces, elderly people, and pupils.
 


Children compete in the 1,500m event

At 8.30 am, the 26th open Hai Duong Newspaper running tournament began with two categories.

In the category under the 8th Provincial Games, 251 runners from 10 districts, the provincial town, the city, the Provincial Police, and the Provincial Military Command competed in children's 1,500m, teenagers' 3,000m, and youngsters' 5,000m events. Those were the first competitions of the Games.
 


Teenagers compete in the 3,000m event

The advanced category featured more than 40 athletes from Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Bac Giang, Quang Ninh, and the host Hai Duong. They engaged in women's 3,000m and men's 5,000m events.
 


Athletes compete in the movement and advanced men's 5,000m events

Thanks to enthusiastic cheers of spectators along the track, the runners entered the competitions with great determination.

Together with traffic police vehicles for guidance and ambulances for support, the organizers arranged some motorcycles with flags and loudspeakers to accompany and encourage the athletes throughout their journey to conquer the tournament.
 


Runner Pham Thi Hue (Quang Ninh) wins the advanced women's 3,000m gold medal

All competitions took place excitingly and attractively. Around the finish line, the audience acclaimed the spurt and fierce competition of the runners for rankings.

At 10.30 am, all events of the 26th open Hai Duong Newspaper running tournament wound up, making many good impressions on the audience.
 


Runner Le Trung Duc (Thanh Hoa) snatches the advanced men's 5,000m gold medal

In the end, Kinh Mon district won first team prize and the trophy of this year's Hai Duong Newspaper running tournament. Hai Duong city came second, and Chi Linh provincial town was placed third.

In the individual events of the advanced category, the men's 5,000m gold medal went to runner Le Trung Duc (Thanh Hoa), and the women's 3,000m gold medal to runner Pham Thi Hue (Quang Ninh).
 


Kinh Mon district has many times grabbed first team prize at the open Hai Duong Newspaper running tournament

Thanh Hoa, Quang Ninh, and Thai Nguyen respectively ranked first, second, and third in the advanced men's team event.

Quang Ninh topped the women's team event, followed by Bac Giang and Hai Duong as the 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively.

TIEN MANH

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