Ho Thi Kim Ngan is heading for the Youth Olympics in Argentina.
Taekwondo artist Ho Thi Kim Ngan won gold for Vietnam in the women’s flyweight division at the World Taekwondo Junior Championships in Hammamet, Tunisia, on Wednesday.
Ngan defeated Canadian Josipa Kafadar in the final with a narrow 8-7 win to claim Vietnam’s first medal at this year’s tournament.
Ho Thi Kim Ngan and Coach Tran Anh Tuan
Ngan was competing in the 49kg division this year after also winning the 44kg division two years ago, when she was the sole Vietnamese medalist.
This year’s tournament has drawn 483 artists from 11 countries.
Thanks to her success, Ngan has qualified for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.