|Triumphant: Boxer Hà Thị Linh. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The stands of Trịnh Hoài Đức Gymnasium nearly exploded when Hà Thị Linh of Hà Nội beat Lừu Thị Duyên of HCM City to triumph in the women’s 60kg category in Let’s Viet boxing tournament in Hà Nội.
Duyên was the first Vietnamese female boxer to win a gold medal at the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 2013. She pocketed bronze at the 17th Asian Games in 2014 in South Korea. Meanwhile Linh also bagged a gold medal at the SEA Games in 2013.
Before the final took place, Duyên was expected to win the gold medal. However, with the support of fans at the gym, Linh had an unforgettable match with her excellent moves, attacks and defence to take the gold.
“I am very happy. My rival today is very strong and experienced. However thanks to Hanoian fans, I played very decisively and used my coach’s tactics,” said Linh.
In another match, Nguyễn Quang Huy of Bắc Ninh defeated Vương Văn Hùng of Hà Nội to triumph in the men’s 57kg. — VNS