Vietnamese fighters to defend vovinam title

The World Vovinam Championship will welcome 21 delegations to compete for titles from July 29 through August 2 in Algeria.

More than 250 athletes, referees and officials have registered to join this fourth tournament.

Vietnam, as the native country of the martial art, will send a squad of 22 athletes and are the top candidates to be the overall winner.

Artists will compete in 74 disciplines, of both performance and combat events.

Two years ago, Vietnam topped the championships with 18 gold and two bronze medals.