Vietnamese boxing referee selected to act at Olympic Games for second time

Wednesday, 2016-08-10 17:59:12
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Vo Trong Nghia is the first Vietnamese referee to attend the Olympic Games
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NDO – Vietnamese boxing referee Vuong Trong Nghia was selected to act at the 2016 Rio Olympics, marking it the second time he has attended the Olympic Games after the first time at London 2012 Summer Olympics.

Nghia is one of seven Asian referees selected for this year’s Olympics, together with his colleagues from Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia and China.

They were among 34 boxing referees selected by the AIBA International Boxing Association among 300 candidates who are evaluated based on their performance at major championships.

The 40 best candidates of the qualifying round then entered a short training course and did exams to determine the 34 finalists.

Nghia is also the first Vietnamese referee to attend the Olympic Games and one of two Asians to have the honour of working at two consecutive Olympic Games.

Sharing his thought with the Voice of Vietnam, Nghia said that it was an honour for him to act at the Olympics. “I am very proud when the broadcaster calls my name followed by 'Vietnam', that is why I always introduce myself as 'Mr. Vietnam', he said.

VOV/ Translated by Nhan Dan Online
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