|Vo Thi Thanh Truc, seen at the World Martial Arts Council Games Thailand 2015, will compete in the final of the Royal World Cup Muaythai Tournament 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 23. — Photo sportsdaily.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese martial arts fighter Vo Thi Thanh Truc entered the women's 48kg category final at the Royal World Cup Muaythai Tournament 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 20.
Truc resoundingly defeated Akarsu Gizem of Turkey in the semi-final. She will meet Hanphan Rattanaphon of Thailand in the final on August 23.
However, Truc isn't likely to play with her best level of fitness in the gold medal match, as she suffered a knee injury after the semi-final match.
At the World Martial Arts Council Games Thailand 2015 in March, Truc had won a gold medal in the women's semi-professional 48kg category.
The Muaythai tournament, held under the auspices of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateurs, has attracted 2,000 fighters and officials from 102 countries. The tournament is being held at the National Stadium from August 13 to 23.
All gold medal winners in this international event will automatically qualify for the World Games 2017, which will be held under the patronage of the International Olympic Council. — VNS