330 Athletes Join 16th Badminton Competition
Over 330 athletes took part in the 16th National Badminton Competition.
The opening ceremony for the competition was held at the Beuangkha-nhong Indoor Stadium in Vientiane on Aug 4.
“The competition was held from Aug 4-7 and drew athletes form 23 clubs in 10 provinces as well as Vientiane Capital,” said Director of the Lao National Badminton Federation Thongla Sengvixay.
“The competition featured the categories: U-16 men’s doubles and women’s doubles, men and women’s individual, mixed doubles, men and women senior.
Mr. Thongla said that the competition aimed to celebrate the coming 25th anniversary of National Constitution Day, the 50th founding anniversary of National Sports Day, the 38th anniversary of Lao National Olympic Day, and the 122nd anniversary of International Olympic Day.
The competition also aimed to prepare badminton players for future events as well as the nationwide Lao League competition.
This year’s competition was funded with 203 million kip (over US$25,000) by the Lao Brewery Company.
The opening ceremony for the competition was attended by President of the Lao Front for National Construction Xaysomphone Phomvihane, Sales Manager of the Lao Brewery Company Khamsone Phenglattanavong, and the athletes.