Nguyen Hoang Ngan.
Viet Nam's karate queen Nguyen Hoang Ngan will not be able to compete at the Asian Games (ASIAD) after breaking her knee.
The top-ranked athlete sustained her injury at a competition in Serbia last week. "I suffered the injury one day before the final match when I was warming up for practice," said Ngan. "Doctors said I should not take part in the match if I wanted to continue with the sport," .
Ngan will have to rest for nine months.
"I cried when I saw my athlete sidelined at the world championship final and when I learned she wouldn't be able to compete at ASIAD," said Ngan's Japanese trainer Hasame.
Ngan missed the Games four years ago because of anxiety.
VN women get set for stiff competition at football tourney
The national team will face stiff competition in the 2011 Asian Women's Under-16 Football Championship's second round of qualifiers early next month in Bangkok.
The Vietnamese team who won all four matches in the first qualifying round will meet with Iran, Thailand, Chinese Taipei and Myanmar in Group A.
Iran topped the other first round of qualifiers while the other teams received wildcards to the second round. Iran and host Thailand are considered Viet Nam's biggest threats.
Viet Nam will start the competition on December 3 at Rajamangala Stadium and play their next three matches on December 5, 7 and 12.
The top team from the group will enter the final round where they will clash with South Korea, North Korea, Japan, China and Australia.
Primary school students compete for Milo Cup
Girls of the Le Van Tam School and boys of the Le Ngoc Han School won the champions of the Ha Noi Primary Schools Basketball Tournament – the MILO Cup 2010 last week.
The second prizes went to girls of the Khuong Thuong School and boys of the Le Van Tam School while girl teams of Cat Linh and Nghia Dung schools and boy teams of Cat Linh and Hoang Hoa Tham schools won the third prizes respectively.
The tournament, was held by the Viet Nam Basketball Federation and Nhi Dong (Children) newspaper, and sponsored by MILO brand of Nestle Viet Nam.
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