Hằng secures Olympic berth

Update: March, 22/2016 - 09:00
Vũ Thị Hằng of Việt Nam (in blue) competing in the Wrestling Asian Championships’ 48kg semi-final match in February in Thailand. Hằng has secured an Olympic berth with her silver medal win at the Asian Wrestling Olympic Qualification Tournament in Kazakhstan on March 20. – Photo

HÀ NỘI (VNS) – Vũ Thị Hằng secured a berth to compete at the coming Olympics in Brazil on March 20.

Hằng won a silver medal in the women’s 48kg category at the Asian Wrestling Olympic Qualification Tournament in Kazakhstan.

She lost 2-3 to Zhuldyz Eshimova of the host country in the final match.

Hằng, who had won a gold medal at the 27th Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar in 2013, began her journey at the Kazakhstan tournament with a great win.

She defeated South Korea’s Lee Yu-mi 10-3 in the quarter-final round. Then she beat So Sim-hyang of North Korea 3-2 in the semi-final match.

Hằng is the second Vietnamese wrestler to secure an Olympic berth, after her senior Nguyễn Thị Lụa secured a berth in the women’s 53kg pool a day earlier.

Việt Nam have secured nine Olympic berths so far.

There are three slots in weightlifting, two in shooting and one each in wrestling, swimming and athletics. – VNS