The coronavirus has impacted sports this year and now 2021 events are starting to feel the pinch, including the 31st Southeast Asian Games and the 11th ParaGames in Vietnam.
Vietnamese athletes will compete in eight of 16 sports at the 9th Southeast Asian ParaGames in Malaysia from September 17-24.
Viktor Laznicka took the lead at the ongoing HDBank Cup International Open Chess - Masters tournament in HCM City.
Vietnam has claimed 15 gold medals at the Asian Youth ParaGames after four days of competing in Malaysia.
Vietnamese athletes won 43 gold, 42 silver, and 62 bronze medals, finishing fourth at the sixth ASEAN Para Games, which concluded in Indonesia on December 20.
The Vietnam Paralympic Association held a “bon voyage” ceremony on December 3 for its delegation to the sixth ParaGames in Indonesia.