Tennis star off to the US
Thanks to the scholarship, Ha will have the opportunity to join a training programme for Vietnamese athletes under a programme to assist them to lift their game before the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
The scholarship is worth $600 per month, allowing Ha to practice at an IOC tennis training centre in the
Deputy Chairman of the Vietnam Olympic Committee, Nguyen Hong Minh, said, “The IOC has offered good conditions, which not only benefit Vietnam but also Ha, her family and the tennis sports.”
Also gaining scholarships were badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh and a handful of other athletes.