Trần Thị Ngọc Trúc

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Tran Thi Ngoc Truc
Personal information
NationalityFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Born (1989-02-11) 11 February 1989 (age 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Weight49 kg (108 lb)
Sport
Sport Taekwondo
Event(s)49 kg

Tran Thi Ngoc Truc (Vietnamese : Trần Thị Ngọc Trúc; born February 11, 1989 in Ho Chi Minh City) is a Vietnamese taekwondo practitioner. [1] She won a gold medal for the women's flyweight division at the 2006 World Youth Taekwondo Championships, coincidentally in her home city. [2]

Tran represented Vietnam at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed for the women's 49 kg class. She defeated Papua New Guinea's Theresa Tona in the preliminary round of sixteen, before losing out the quarterfinal match to Thailand's Buttree Puedpong, with a sudden death score of 1–2. [3] Because her opponent advanced further into the final match, Tran offered another shot for the bronze medal through the repechage bout, where she was defeated by Cuba's Daynellis Montejo, with a score of 0–4. [4]

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References

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