Published: 29/04/2011 05:00



storm to semi-finals at world boxing event

Vietnamese boxers are
through to the semi-finals of the ongoing AIBA Youth and Junior World
Championships in Antalya, Turkey.

Photo: Internet

In the 54kg youth
division, Liu Thi Duyen, who defeated Kazakhstan’s Ilona Felonenkova 36-8 in the
quarter-final, will face India’s Basumatary Pwilao in the semi-final.

In the junior
competition, Pham Thi Phuong in the 48kg division and Vuong Thi Vy in the 52kg
division are already sure of at least a bronze medal after making the
semi-finals in their respective categories.

Phuong eliminated
Ireland’s Christine Gargan and Vy dismissed Russia’s Maria Sokolova in the
quarter-finals to keep their medal hopes alive.

The tournament has
provided a good opportunity for all of them to gain useful experience for the
upcoming London 2012 Olympics.

Ha called up to
VN volleyball team as SEA Games approach

Top Vietnamese
volleyballer Nguyen Huu Ha has been called up to the national team in
preparation for the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Indonesia this

Ha, aged 30, resumed
training with his new team Duc Long-Gia Lai club last month after a year on the

He was banned from
domestic competitions following controversy over his contract with former club
Trang An Ninh Binh last year before he moved to his new team.

At the 24th SEA Games
in Thailand in 2007, Ha helped the national team win the silver medal.

Ha Nam
draw with Coal and Mineral in women’s tourney

Hosts Phong Phu Ha Nam
were held to a goalless draw by Viet Nam Coal and Mineral in their match of the
first leg of the National Women’s Football Championships in the northern
province of Ha Nam on Wednesday.

Home support failed to
inspire Ha Nam who were dominated by the visitors, but they managed to finish
with honours even.

After the five match
first leg, Ha Noi Trang An 1 lead Ha Nam on goal difference with 10 points,
followed by HCM City on eight points.

The teams will have
two months off to prepare for the second round of qualifying for the London 2012
Olympics which is scheduled to be held in HCM City on June 2-12.

The second leg of the
Championships will run from July 2 to 20 in Ha Nam Province.

The winning team will
take home VND200 million (US$10,000), double last year’s prize money. The two
runners-up will pocket VND100 million and VND50 million.

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