Opening ceremony of the Open Boat Race in Tra Vinh province in 2022

At noon on November 6, on the Long Binh River, the 2022 Tra Vinh officially opened the Provincial Open Boat Race.

Boat teams participating in the race

Attending the opening ceremony were Mr. Kim Ngoc Thai, Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council; Mr. Le Van Dau, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; Mr. Kien Quan, Member of Provincial Party Committee, Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Council; Most Venerable Thach Sok Xane, Chairman of the Provincial Association for Solidarity of Patriotic Monks, and leaders of departments, divisions, branches and localities; Venerable monks, senior monks representing pagodas and a large number of people came to watch and cheer.

Delegates attending the opening ceremony

This year's race has eight men's and six men's and women's teams to compete in 3 distances: men's 600m, men's 800m, and men's 700m combined. The tournament brings together more than 800 athletes from districts and cities, including Cau Ngang, Tra Cu, Tieu Can, Cau Ke, Chau Thanh, Duyen Hai, Tra Vinh City, and especially with the participation of the Ngo boat team of Giong Rieng district, Kien Giang province. Teams compete in a round-robin round to determine each group's first and second teams to advance to the semi-finals and final.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Duong Hoang Sum, called for solidarity and overcoming difficulties of athletes participating in the sports spirit of "Solidarity and honesty" Noble"; Do your best to get the best results. At the same time, the referee team is recommended to constantly uphold the sense of responsibility and control the competition objectively, impartially, reasonably, and accurately to complete the task best.

Team Chau Thanh in the match against Tieu Can team

After the opening ceremony, the teams entered the qualifying round 2 content: men's 600m and 800m men. On November 7, the semi-finals and finals of the two events will be held, along with the matches in the mixed men's and women's 700m event and the tournament's closing ceremony.

Phuong An

Hoang Khiem (Translator)


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