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Youths with disabilities contend in sports competition in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 14:24 GMT+7
Youths with disabilities contend in sports competition in Ho Chi Minh City
Youths with disabilities are seen in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 at Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

Some 440 youths with disabilities competed in various sports, including track running, swimming, and table tennis, in a contest held on Sunday in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City.

The competitors all came from special education schools, children’s shelters, and ward- and district-level sports centers in the city.

They vied for titles in six categories, namely 60-meter track running, long jump, swimming, chess, boccia, and table tennis.

Despite being rivals in the competition, the athletes kept up an atmosphere of sportsmanship, consistently looking out and cheering for others behind them in the race.

An athlete even burst into tears after completing the long jump event.

His effort was also applauded by spectators, as simply showing up proved that the athlete had overcome the biggest obstacle.

The competition was organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Committee of the Vietnam Youth Federation in celebration of the annual Vietnam Day of People with Disabilities on April 18.

Youths with disabilities compete in track running in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 in Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

Youths with disabilities compete in track running in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 at Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

Youths with disabilities compete in track running in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 in Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

Youths with disabilities compete in track running in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 at Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

A youth with disability competes in track running in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 in Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

A youth with disabilities competes in track running in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 at Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

Youths with disabilities compete in boccia in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 in Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

Youths with disabilities compete in boccia in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 at Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

A youth with blindness is guided to position in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 in Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

A blind youth is guided to position in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 at Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

A youth with blindness competes in long jumping in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 in Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

A blind youth competes in the long jump in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 at Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

A youth with blindness competes in long jumping in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 in Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

A blind youth competes in the long jump in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 at Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

Youths with disabilities in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 in Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

Youths with disabilities in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 at Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

A youth with blindness is blindfolded while running track in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 in Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

A blind youth is blindfolded while running in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 at Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

Youths with disabilities compete in chess in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 in Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

Youths with disabilities compete in chess in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 at Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

Youths with disabilities compete in table tennis in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 in Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

Youths with disabilities compete in table tennis in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 at Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

Youths with disabilities compete in a sports tournament held on April 18, 2021 in Tan Binh Sports Center in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Video: Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre

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