Belonging to the Open Tournament in Exercise for the Elderly and Yoga of Ho Chi Minh city by the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City that was held on May 5, 2019 at the Phu Tho Stadium (District 11 – Ho Chi Minh City), a Vietnam Record was set by an elderly person with the title "The oldest man performing the Tai Chi broadsword 54 forms " on the song “Rang ngoi nuoc Nam” in 3 minutes.
The performer is Mr. Truong Kim Vang – 96 years old (born on April 23rd, 1923), currently living in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City
Tai Chi broadsword 54 forms is a one of weapon performances of Tai Chi Chuan. This performance is widespread , becoming an exercise suitable for the elderly to improve their health,to increase their longevity and to limit the illness.
At the program, Vietnam Record Association – Vietnam Record Organization awarded Vietnam record certificate to Mr. Truong Kim Vang.
Mr. Duong Duy Lam Vien – General Secretary of Vietnam Record Association, Executive Director of Vietnam Record Organization – VietKings awarded medal and certificate to Mr. Truong Kim Vang.
After the performance, he shared that he has practiced this exercise performance every morning during 20 years, combining with dancing in the afternoon to improve his health. The regular fitness training combined with diet, moderate activity, comfortable spirit … helped him to have a healthy body, although he turned 96 years old, he has not suffered any disease and his mind is very lucid.
Mr.Vang and his Vietnam record certificate at the age of 96
Associate professor & Dr. Trinh Huu Loc, Chairman of Association of Exercise for the Elderly of Ho Chi Minh city , said that this is a record that encourages and spreads the sport spirit to people at all ages especially for the elderly. The record has the effect of encouraging the spirits of the elderly, and also serves as an example of physical training and sports for the younger generation to follow.
Associate professor & Dr. Trinh Huu Loc – Chairman of Association of Exercise for the Elderly of Ho Chi Minh city gave the opening speech
At this show, there are old man and old woman who set the Record with Tai Chi Broadsword 32 forms in 3 minutes 30 seconds in 2006 also participated in the performance. After 3 years of setting a Record, both of them still retain the flexibility in each movement.
Two old record holders, Mr. La Tien (born on December 12, 1933) and Mrs. Do Thi Thanh Thu (born on October 10, 1936) performed the Tai Chi Broadsword 32 forms which was set record in 2016
On this tournament, many exciting activities such as the synchronized performance of Exercise for the Elderly and Yoga, the performance of Thanh Long Umbrella, the competitions between the fitness teams and the Culture – Sports Festival activities for the elderly… The event attracts many Exercise for the Elderly Clubs from districts, provinces in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces.
According to VietKings (Kyluc.vn)