Vietnamese National Championships
National team members dominated their bouts in the Vietnamese National Championships
The Vietnamese National Boxing Championships was held short after the main ASBC continental events of the year and before the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships. Southern regionâ€™s Ho Chi Minh City was the host of the event once again where 91 women and 118 men boxers fought for the medals and prizes.
Vietnam competed well enough in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok, Thailand where two of their athletes qualified to the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships. Their best ladies attended in the ASBC Asian Confederation Womenâ€™s Boxing Championships in Wulanchabu, China where one of their young athlete secured a bronze medal.
The Southeast Asian country is on the best way to join to the top Asian nations in the next Tokyo 2020 Olympic era due their continuous development. Vietnam ranked as No.2 in the team rankings of the Southeast Asian Games this June after Philippines but ahead of Thailand which was their best ever success.
Vietnamâ€™s women boxing life is stronger than ever therefore their national event was an important competition in our continent. The first gold medal of the women part of the event was achieved by 19-year-old Nguyen Thi Thu Nhi at the Pinweight class (46 kg) while defending National Champion Trinh Thi Diem Kieu claimed the gold medal at the Light Flyweight class (48 kg) where she had to beat a 17-year-old boxer.
Vietnamâ€™s promising 19-year-old Nguyen Thanh Thuy claimed the gold medal at the Olympic Flyweight class (51 kg) where she was able to defeat national team member Le Thi Ngoc Anh. Southeast Asian Games winner and Incheon 2014 Asian Games bronze medallist 23-year-old Le Thi Bang is Vietnamâ€™s No.1 in woman boxing therefore her gold at the Bantamweight class (56 kg) was not a surprise.
Former AIBA Junior World Champion Vuong Thi Vy of Bac Ninh joined to the elite team of the country in 2012 at the age of 17. She is unbeaten in the national events and Vuong was able to continue that series following her triumph over Ngu Thi Tuyet. Incheon 2014 Asian Games bronze medallist Luu Thi Duyen moved back to her original Lightweight class (60 kg) in the national event and defeated 17-year-old Do Thi Mai in the final.
Ha Thi Linh not only took part in the ASBC Asian Confederation Womenâ€™s Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao but she could get a bronze medal in Inner Mongolia. The 22-year-old talented boxer defeated Ban Thi Kieu of Thai Nguyen in the final of the Light Welterweight class (64 kg).
Dinh Thi Phuong Thanh of Can Tho is an experienced boxer and she was still too smart for 19-year-old talented Tran Thi Linh at the Womenâ€™s Welterweight class (69 kg). Ngo Thi Chung is also an experienced boxer who moved up to the Middleweight class (75 kg) but it was a successful decision as she was able to beat Phan Thi Bich Chau in the gold medal bout. The last two gold medals in the women part of the Vietnamese National Championships were achieved by Tran Thi Oanh Nhi (81 kg) and Ca Thi Huyen (+81 kg).
The first gold medal in the men part of the Vietnamese National Championships was achieved by Da Nangâ€™s 18-year-old Pham Cong Hung at the Pinweight class (46 kg). Huynh Ngoc Tan took part in the last three editions of the Southeast Asian Games and defended his throne after beating Nguyen Duy Khanh in the final of the Light Flyweight class (49 kg).
Presidentâ€™s Cup silver medallist Bui Trong Thai had a talented rival 18-year-old Nguyen Phuc Thai in the final of the Flyweight class (52 kg) but his experiences were enough to get the gold medal. Tran Phu Cuong was quarter-finalist in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok and proved his developed skills some weeks ago. Tran was too quick for Nguyen Van Gioi at the Bantamweight class (56 kg).
Nguyen Van Hai is the most experienced Vietnamese men boxer who turned to 27 this year and took part high number of international competitions in the recent years. He defeated 19-year-old Nguyen Van Hieu in the gold medal contest of the Lightweight class (60 kg) where another teenager ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Do Van Tien lost his semi-final match in Ho Chi Minh City.
Nguyen Ngoc Hai did a big surprise in the semi-final of the Light Welterweight class (64 kg) where he was able to beat national team member Nguyen Van De and continued the winning path against 18-year-old Nguyen Ut Huy in the final. Huynh Ngoc Vien took part in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok and secured his next national title at the Welterweight class (69 kg).
Truong Dinh Hoang of Dak Lak was quarter-finalist in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships and qualified to the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships therefore his dominancy over Pham Van Tuyen of Hanoi was an expected result at the Middleweight class (75 kg).
Former Southeast Asian Games winner and AIBA Asian Olympic Qualifiers competitor Luong Van Toan returned to the top of the Light Heavyweight class (81 kg) in Ho Chi Minh City after a short break. Vo Van Que moved back to his original Heavyweight class (91 kg) after his participation at the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok and secured his next title. The last gold medal of the Vietnamese National Championships was acquired by Tran Le Hoang at the Super Heavyweight class (+91 kg).
Winners in the Vietnamese National Championships
Women’s 45 kg: Nguyen Thi Thu Nhi
Women’s 48 kg: Trinh Thi Diem Kieu
Women’s 51 kg: Nguyen Thanh Thuy
Women’s 54 kg: Le Thi Bang
Womenâ€™s 57 kg: Vuong Thi Vy
Womenâ€™s 60 kg: Luu Thi Duyen
Womenâ€™s 64 kg: Ha Thi Linh
Womenâ€™s 69 kg: Dinh Thi Phuong Thanh
Womenâ€™s 75 kg: Ngo Thi Chung
Womenâ€™s 81 kg: Tran Thi Oanh Nhi
Womenâ€™s +81 kg: Ca Thi Huyen
Menâ€™s 46 kg: Pham Cong Hung
Menâ€™s 49 kg: Huynh Ngoc Tan
Menâ€™s 52 kg: Bui Trong Thai
Menâ€™s 56 kg: Tran Phu Cuong
Menâ€™s 60 kg: Nguyen Van Hai
Menâ€™s 64 kg: Nguyen Ngoc Hai
Menâ€™s 69 kg: Huynh Ngoc Vien
Menâ€™s 75 kg: Truong Dinh Hoang
Menâ€™s 81 kg: Luong Van Toan
Menâ€™s 91 kg: Vo Van Que
Menâ€™s +91 kg: Tran Le Hoang