|Vietnamese top female gymnast Phan Thi Ha Thanh has a chance at winning gold at the sixth Senior Art Gymnastics Asian Championships held in Japan today. — Photo sggp.org.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese top female gymnast Phan Thi Ha Thanh has a chance at winning gold at the sixth Senior Art Gymnastics Asian Championships held in Japan today.
She faces strong rivals from North Korea, China, South Korea and Uzbekistan for gold in the women's vault and balance beam.
Born in the port city of Hai Phong, Thanh won bronze for vault at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo, Japan.
The 23-year-old also won titles for balance beam at two World Cup events in Qatar and Bulgaria early this year.
She went on to win the most gold medals of any gymnast at the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore in June (individual all-around, vault and balance beam) and a bronze for floor exercise.
Viet Nam also sent leading athletes – Pham Phuoc Hung, Le Thanh Tung, Dinh Phuong Thanh and Do Thu Huyen – to the event which will finish on August 2. — VNS