VietNamNet Bridge – Quoc Toan, who ranked fourth at the 2012 Olympics, may miss the 2014 Asian Games because of knee injuries.


Toan’s knee injury has been a long time but it has not been treated thoroughly because Toan has been busy at competitions. For nearly a year, Toan’s achievement has substantially reduced because of the injury.

Toan was absent at the 2013 National Weightlifting Championships for a training course in Bulgaria. At the Asian Weightlifting Championships in late 2013, he broke 275 kg. At the 2013 World Championships, his record increased by only 3kg. This figure is far less than the record weight of 284kg he achieved at the 2012 Olympic.

As the knee injury is getting more serious, Toan will need a surgery soon and thus, he would miss the Asian Games this year.

Toan is a substitute for the famous weightlifter Hoang Anh Tuan, who won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics. Toan won the SEA Games gold medal in 2011 and the Asian silver medal in 2012.

After Toan got the knee injury, Thach Kim Tuan has emerged as the number one weightlifter of Vietnam, with numerous achievements such as the SEA Games gold medal, the Asian silver medal and the world bronze medal in 2013.

If Toan misses the Asian Games, Thach Kim Tuan will be the spearhead of Vietnam at the Asian Games.

Nam Nguyen