Vietnam eye more gold medals in taekwondo event

Hosts Vietnam are ready for the second Asian Cadet Taekwondo Championship and the second Asian Cadet Taekwondo Poomsae Championship, which is scheduled to kick off in HCM City on June 6.

Poster of the event. (Source: daotaotaekwondoonline.com)

Poster of the event. (Source: daotaotaekwondoonline.com)

There are nearly 180 athletes competing in 20 classes of kyorugi (combat) event, while more than 100 will compete in nine poomsae (performance) disciplines.

Coach Nguyen Thanh Huy of Vietnam said: “Looking at the recent world beach championship and taking lessons from the first edition of the championship, we have learnt that Vietnam can definitely achieve their target.”

“This year, the Republic of Korea, the native country of taekwondo, is not taking part in the poomsae, so I believe that my athletes could grab more gold medals, especially in the poomsae’s standard style.”

“I am excitedly waiting for the tournament to start. I am working hard to prepare for my performance. I hope to get the highest result on home turf,” said Chau Ngoc Tuyet Sang.

According to coach Huy, 12-year-old Sang is one of Vietnam’s gold medal hopes at the tournament, which will be open to fans free of cost at the Military Zone 7 Gymnasium till June 8.

In the first edition in Chinese Taipei in 2015, Vietnam won one gold and two silver medals in the kyorugi and two gold, one silver and two bronze in the poomsae.


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