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Sports Competitions at White Sand Dunes 2017 - (01/05/2017)

(Muinetourism.vn).- Celebrating the 42nd anniversary Vietnam’s Southern Liberation Day (April 30th), International Workers Day (May 1st), on the morning of 30th April 2017, the 4th  “Swimming, sand running and sand sledding Contest” was organized at Bau Trang (White Lake or White Sand Dunes), attracting about 150 competitors (including 45 female players) from 27 teams. Mr Nguyen Ngoc Hanh – Deputy Director of Binh Thuan Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and leaders of Bac Binh district attended the event.
 
(Male athletes racing on sand dunes; Photo: Nguyen Vu)

The tournament consists of different categories for male and female competitors. Male competitors will have to swim 190m across the lake, run 1.500m across the sand dunes and sled the sand hills with a slope of 20 degrees. Female competitors will run 1.500m across sand dunes then sled the sand hills with a slope of 20 degrees. 
 
(Swimming across the lake; Photo: Nguyen Vu)

After more than 1 hour, the winners were founded. In the category for men, Tran Van Tai (Phan Thiet), Nguyen Van Cot (Phan Thiet) and Ha Ngoc Quyet (Hong Phong commune) respectively won the first, the second and the third prizes. In the category for women, Nguyen Thi Thu Nga (Hong Phong commune), Nguyen Thi My Duyen and Truong Thi Quynh Nhu (both from Ham Thuan Nam district) respectively won the first, the second and the third prizes.
 
(Deputy Director of Binh Thuan Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism
giving award for female competitor; Photo: Nguyen Vu)
 
First, second and third prizes for men’s teams were respectively given to Phan Thiet city, Hoa Thang commune and Hong Phong commune; First, second and third prizes for women’s teams were respectively given to Ham Thuan Nam district, Song Binh Secondary School and Hong Phong commune. Hong Phong commune won the prize for best team. Hoa Thang commune and Ham Thuan Nam district won the second and the third prizes for teams.
 
 
 
(Sack jumping; Photo: Nguyen Vu)

Apart from that, the event includes sack jumping competitons, attracting 26 teams. In the end  Hong Phong commune, Ham Thuan Nam district and Binh Thuan Northern General Hospital respectively won the first, the second and the third prizes. The Organizers also hold some folk games for tourists in Bau Trang.
 
Hong Anh
Source: Nguyen Vu
 

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