Athletics Former 100m hurdles champion Trần Thị Yến Hoa hopes that a strong showing at the National Athletics Championship will lead to a call up for the SEA Games in Hà Nội. Photo sggp.org.vn Thanh Hà HÀ NỘI The SEA Games is always a priority for Vietnamese athletes. Now, the chance to compete in a Games on home soil has drawn former champions like Trần Thị Yến Hoa out of retirement. Hoa announced that she was retiring after winning silver and bronze at the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines in 2019. Hoa, who holds an M.A in sports training, wanted to start coaching. She has been working for Thừa Thiên-Huế Province’s Sports Department since moving to Bắc Ninh Province. However, she has since admitted she has had second thoughts. “I really want to compete at the 31st Games on hometurf. It is the key reason that I want to come back,” the 31-year-old Hoa told Việt Nam News . “Only athletes in the top three of the National Championship earn a place in the national team for the SEA Games. So I have to run against young and fast competitors at the coming national tournament,” said Hoa. Coach Hoa was one of the… Read full this story
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