Karateka Ngoan aims for gold at Asian championship

Update: May, 10/2018 - 09:00
Nguyễn Thị Ngoan (right) will compete at the Asian Karate Federation Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese Nguyễn Thị Ngoan hopes to change her medal colour at the 17th Asian Karate Federation Cadet, Junior & U-21 Championships, which will be held in Okinawa, Japan, from May 10 to May 13.

Ngoan will be competing against 39 other athletes in the U21 female U61kg kumite (combat) category.

She is one of the Vietnamese martial artistes taking part in the tournament that is organised annually.

“Last year, I won a bronze. I expect to grab a gold with my performance this time,” said Ngoan who won a title at the Karate1 Premier League in Dubai last April.

Apart from Ngoan, others will compete in the cadet classes for 14 to 15 years old players and junior pools for 16 to 17 years old players. — VNS