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VN to compete in boxing champs

Update: May, 05/2012 - 07:58

A five-member Vietnamese team will compete in the seventh AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships on May 9 in Qinhuangdao, China.

Liu Thi Duyen, who won silver at a world youth event in 2011, will be the main hope of the country at this event.

The championships, which will wrap up on May 20, will serve as the qualifying event for the Olympics Games in London.

For the very first time in history, women boxers will be competing at the Olympics, in three weight categories: 48-51kg, 57-60kg and 69-75kg. With 24 quota places (eight in each weight category) up for grabs, this event is sure to be fiercely competitive.-VNS

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