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Vietnam top junior high jumper Duong Thi Viet Anh
  • June 19th, 2008

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Can Duong Thi Viet Anh emulate Bui Thi Nhung (seen above)

18 year old Duong Thi Viet Anh future looks bright. This junior high jumper from Southern Vietnam who has been progressively been doing well in the junior ranks, and now has been called up to the senior squad to prepare her for the next upcoming SEA Games 2009 in Laos

Here recent feat includes silver at the Southeast Asian Youth Athletics Championship in Thailand last month, gold at Singapore Open last year and a silver at the National Athletics Championship last year, second only to Southeast Asian Games high jump women gold medalist Bui Thi Nhung

She has improved tenfold in just a year. She started with 1.5 meters high at the start of the season and has peaked to 1.82 meters

At this rate, this highly rated junior is a force to be reckon in the coming SEA Games and is expected to jump 1.9m in the future

The Vietnam athletics association has even pinned hope on her higher than SEA Games. She is being groomed for the Olympic and Asian Games, following in the footpath of her senior Bui Thi Nhung, who has competed at Athens Olympics before

Name: Duong Thi Viet Anh

Height: 1.74m

Weight: 64kg

Achievements:

  • Southeast Asian Youth Athletics Championship 2008 – 1.65m (Silver)
  • Singapore Open 2007 – 1.77m (Gold)
  • National Athletics Championship 2007 – 1.82m (Silver)

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Posted by Uncle Sha.
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