Vietnamese women boxers stand a good chance
The tournament draws 152 boxers from 13 countries and territories.
"The tournaments are a good test for young athletes in the future because I hope the women’s boxing will be selected for the Olympic Games’ roster," said vice- chairman and general secretary of Viet Nam Olympic Committee Hoang Vinh Giang.
In the 48kg category of the women’s event,
Earlier, Dinh Thi Phuong Thanh playing in the women's 60kg event booked a berth in the second round after defeating Senanayake from
However, Le Hong Nhung and Le Thi Hang lost to rivals from
The number of women boxers joining the event has increased over the past three years, evidenced from over 100 boxers from 12 clubs competing in the national championships organised in Thai Binh last year.
According to experts, women’s boxing is a newly developing sport in the Southeast Asian region, and
"Vietnamese boxers have the potential to be the top in the world," said Vu Trong Thinh, head of the boxing section of the National Sports and Physical Training Committee.