31st Golden Racket table tennis tournament opened on July 15 at Nguyen Du
Gymnasium in Ho Chi Minh City.
The four-day event, which is one of the
International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) tournaments, is co-hosted by the
municipal Department of Culture and Sports and the city’s Table Tennis
It draws nearly 100 players from six countries
and territories including Japan, the Republic of Korea, India, Hong Kong and
Taiwan of China and Vietnam.
The five teams representing the host country
include the Cement Hoang Thach, Military Club, Hoa Lu (HCM City), Petrosetco
HCM City Club and Hanoi National Sport Training Centre.
They will compete with their international
rivals for medals in the men’s and women’s singles and team events.
The winners of the event will receive prizes
worth 300 million VND in total, an increase of 100 million VND compared to the