Karate athlete Ngoan ranks in world’s top 10

Friday, 2017-09-15 13:14:24
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Nguyen Thi Ngoan and the gold medal won at the Karate 1-Premier League.
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NDO/VNA – Vietnamese, female, karate martial artist Nguyen Thi Ngoan now ranks among the world’s top 10 best female karate athletes, in the 61kg category, the World Karate Federation (WKF) has announced.

It is the highest WKF ranking ever achieved by a Vietnamese karate martial artist in the combat category.

Previously, Vietnam’s Nguyen Hoang Ngan was one of the world’s best athletes in the performance category. She won a world gold medal in 2008.

Ngoan won a gold medal at the Karate 1-Premier League in Halle/Leipzig, Germany, on September 10, making her the first Vietnamese martial artist to win the highest title in this prestigious tournament.

She defeated Jumaa Haya of Canada in the final of the women’s 61kg category.

With this result, Ngoan has a total score of 2,300 and ranks eighth in the world.

The Karate1-Premier League is one of the most important tournaments that athletes participate in to collect points to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. The event attracted the participation of more than 1,380 athletes from 87 countries.