14 teams from 7 countries competed for honours in the 4th LG Vietnam Taekwondo Open 2005. The tournament staged from 20 to 25 July 2005 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam brought out the best in all contestants.
Our players justified their participation in the competition with creditable performances. Although they returned with 5 bronze medals, they did us proud with their strong fighting spirit in a highly competitive tournament
The medals came from Khor Huat Peng, Poh Tze Chap, Lanetar Quek, Joyce Lim and Dawn Ang.
Ananurmelati, who was not among our medallists, deserved special mention. At 16 years old, she showed tremendous courage to give her Australian opponent, a prospective candidate for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a hard time. She lost on superiority after recording a 9 – 9 draw.
Said Team Manager Tan Cheng Hui; “I am pleased with the performances of our players. They did their best and that was good enough for me.”