|Hồ Thị Kim Ngân loses to Ryadninskaya Elizaveta from Russia in the quarter-final of 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. — Photo vietnamplus.vn |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Young hope in Vietnamese taekwondo, Hồ Thị Kim Ngân, was knocked out in the quarter-final on the second day of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, held on Monday in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ngân competed in the women’s under 49kg class. She was beaten 6-5 by Ryadninskaya Elizaveta from Russia.
Having consecutively won at the World Taekwondo Junior Champs, Ngân faced Elizaveta in the quarter-finals with confidence, and quickly led 3-0 in the first round. In the second round, Ngân continued to lead 5-0, only to lose her nerve and let her opponent strike back and win 6 points consecutively.
The fighter, from the central province of An Giang, failed to make any breakthrough as her opponent had stronger defence. In the previous match, Ngân beat Yangchen Tshering from Bhutan 22-0.
Meanwhile, young swimmer Nguyễn Huy Hoàng ranked eighth in the men’s 200m freestyle.
The Việt Nam sports delegation continues to compete in the badminton men’s and women’s rounds with players Nguyễn Hải Đăng and Vũ Thị Anh Thư, and Nguyễn Văn Khánh Phong and Phạm Như Phương in aerobatics.
The delegation’s target is a minimum of 2-3 medals, including one gold. It could soon be fulfilled with an excellent performance by young weightlifter Ngô Sơn Đỉnh in the men’s 56kg. His performance in snatch was 114kg and clean and jerk was 148kg.
The last ‘golden hope’ is Hoàng, who won silver in the men’s 1,500m and bronze in the 800m freestyle at Asiad 2018. — VNS