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13/05/2018 - 19:32

Hue Karatedo athlete wins Bronze at Asian Youth Championships

Athlete Ho Thi Ha has just won a bronze medal in the kumite individual female content of weight class 59 kg, Head of the provincial Department of Karatedo Le Van Loc informed. This is the first women's medal in the past 20 years at a continental tournament.

Athlete Ho Thi Ha (right) in training in Hue

The tournament is held from May 10-14 in Japan, gathering nearly 370 athletes from 29 countries and territories. The delegation of Vietnam contributed 22 athletes, including athlete Ho Thi Ha of Thua Thien Hue.

According to coach Le Van Loc, it is very difficult to win a medal in this tournament. It has taken the Hue Karatedo team more than 20 years to have an athlete gaining an achievement in this tournament, since athlete Pham Thi Huong Mai won a silver medal in the Asia championships that Vietnam hosted in 1994.

By Huu Phuc