|Nguyễn Thị Phương competes in the 30th SEA Games last December in Philippines. — Photo sport5.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Thị Phương is the only Vietnamese athlete participating in the Karate 1 Premier League-Dubai 2020 in the UAE on February 14-16.
SEA Games women’s team winner Phương will compete in the women’s individual kata (forms) event against 42 other martial artists from 27 countries and territories.
Phương is currently No 28 in the world. She is seeking a berth at the Tokyo Olympics and the Dubai event is one of the qualifiers which will deliver points to participants.
Karate will make its first appearance on the 2020 Games programme, with men and women competing in kata and kumite (sparring) events at the Nippon Budokan. — VNS