Oanh wins first medal for Vietnam at SEA Games

NDO – Vietnamese female archer Chau Kieu Oanh bagged the first medal for the Vietnam sport team at the on-going 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on August 16. >>> Vietnamese flag flies at SEA Games 29 >>> SEA Games 29: Vietnamese shooters aim for three golds >>> Vietnamese athletics expected to repeat 2015 SEA Games miracle in Malaysia >>> Vietnamese swimming towards another successful SEA Games Oanh competed well to progress to the finals of the three-string bow event alongside her Indonesian rival Sri Ranti, as they experienced a tense final competition with five series of shots, including three turns each. In the first series, Oanh won 27 points with three shots hitting the nine points, while Ranti recorded 30 points by hitting the bull's eye three times. In the second series, Oanh tied 28-28 with her rival to keep the gap at 55-58. Oanh’s efforts in the third series brought her a perfect 30 points to bring her to within two points (85-87). In series 4, the two archers were again on a par with 29-29. However, in the last round, the 29 points earned by the Vietnamese archer was not enough to defeat the Indonesian, as Ranti scored 28 points, just enough to win the gold. After five series, Sri Ranti won the match with 144 points, with Oanh coming second just one point behind. Earlier, the Tra Vinh native beat hosts’ player Fatin Salleh in the semi-final to book a berth in…... [read more]

A 681-strong Vietnamese delegation to the Southeast Asia Games 29 (SEA Games 29) took part in a flag-hoisting ceremony held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 16. Vietnamese flag flies at a flag-hoisting ceremony for SEA Games 29 held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 16 The ceremony officially marks the presence of Vietnamese competitors at the region’s largest sport events. More than 470 Vietnamese athletes are ready to compete in 32 out of 38 sports events, including four paid games of bowling, hockey, cricket and synchronised swimming. According to Deputy Director of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training Tran Duc Phan, who is head of Vietnam’s SEA Games delegation, the Vietnamese athletes will strive to pocket 49-59 gold medals to rank in the top group at the biennial event. Earlier, Vietnam targeted a goal of at least 65 golds and then adjusted it as Malaysia, the host country, decided to remove events of Vietnam’s strength like wrestling, rowing, canoeing, women’s boxing, women’s fencing and women’s weightlifting. The delegation will also make utmost efforts to effectively perform the role as a goodwill ambassador of Vietnam to the people of Southeast Asian countries, Phan added. In the previous Games in Singapore, Vietnam stood third, with 73 golds, 53 silvers and 60 bronzes. The 29th SEA Games will see the participation of 4,888 athletes from the ten ASEAN member countries. VNA... [read more]

Vietnamese flag flies at a flag-hoisting ceremony for SEA Games 29 held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 16 (Photo: VNA) Kuala Lumpur (VNA) –A 681-strong Vietnamese delegation to the Southeast Asia Games 29 (SEA Games 29) took part in a flag-hoisting ceremony held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 16. The ceremony officially marks the presence of Vietnamese competitors at the region’s largest sport events. More than 470 Vietnamese athletes are ready to compete in 32 out of 38 sports events, including four paid games of bowling, hockey, cricket and synchronised swimming. According to Deputy Director of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training Tran Duc Phan, who is head of Vietnam’s SEA Games delegation, the Vietnamese athletes will strive to pocket 49-59 gold medals to rank in the top group at the biennial event. Earlier, Vietnam targeted a goal of at least 65 golds and then adjusted it as Malaysia, the host country, decided to remove events of Vietnam’s strength like wrestling, rowing, canoeing, women’s boxing, women’s fencing and women’s weightlifting. The delegation will also make utmost efforts to effectively perform the role as a goodwill ambassador of Vietnam to the people of Southeast Asian countries, Phan added. In the previous Games in Singapore, Vietnam stood third, with 73 golds, 53 silvers and 60 bronzes. The 29th SEA Games will see the participation of 4,888 athletes from the ten ASEAN member countries.-VNA... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam is taking some of their best athletes to the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia this August, but it is little known that many have some interesting tales to tell. High hopes: Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien will shoulder the heaviest duty at the SEA Games. — File Photo At the Kuala Lumpur event, the men’s basketball team will be captained by 37-year-old Nguyen Manh Hung, who is a five-time SEA Games champion in taekwondo. Hung, who stands 1.80m tall, was trained to be a volleyball player at the age of 14 in Thanh Hoa Province. However, he shifted to practise taekwondo when the volleyball team disbanded because of a budget crunch three months later. He is well-known as the best athlete in the region in the above 80kg category. Hung found it hard to challenge a worthy rival who could beat him, leading to his triumph at the SEA Games five times in a row from 1999 to 2007. After retirement, Hung worked as a coach and became the head of Thanh Hoa’s Taekwondo Department. “When I was an athlete, coaches asked me to play basketball as a kind of exercise to strengthen my physique. However, the more I played it, the more I loved it,” said Hung, who trained in basketball regularly, apart from spending time on taekwondo, football, tennis and the catwalk as a model. He surprised everyone when he joined Saigon Heat to play professional basketball in 2014. After three years…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Tien Cuong is expected to win the country’s first gold medal in the men’s individual three-string bow (compound) event at the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia today. Straight shooter: Nguyen Tien Cuong will compete in the men’s individual three-string bow event at the SEA Games in Malaysia. — Photo vcmedia.vn At the Games, archery and eight other events including football, futsal, swimming and sepak takraw will kick off before the official opening ceremony on August 19. The remaining events will begin following the festivities. Cuong is considered the most experience member of the archery team, with 14 years of training and competition under his belt. He is world No 72 and is the highest ranked archer in Southeast Asia. Hanoian Cuong marked a milestone for Vietnamese archery by winning a gold medal at the 27th Games held in 2013 in Myanmar. The sport is usually dominated by Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Malaysia. The victory marked the first individual gold medal for Viet Nam. Two years ago, at the 28th Games held in Singapore, he came home with gold again. “I am not afraid of pressure at the Games. I will try my best to achieve the best result during the event,” said Cuong. Born in 1988, Cuong became familiar with the three-string bow in 2003 when Viet Nam began partaking in this sport. During the 19th, 20th and 22nd editions of the Games, the Vietnamese archers walked away without any awards, but at…... [read more]

NDO/ VNA –A 681 strong Vietnamese delegation participating in the Southeast Asia Games 29 (SEA Games 29) took part in a flag-hoisting ceremony held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on August 16. The ceremony officially marks the presence of the Vietnamese competitors at the region’s largest sport events. More than 470 Vietnamese athletes are ready to compete in 32 out of 38 sports events, including four paid games of bowling, hockey, cricket and synchronised swimming. According to Deputy Director of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training Tran Duc Phan, who is head of Vietnam’s SEA Games delegation, the Vietnamese athletes will strive to pocket 49-59 gold medals in order to rank in the top group at the biennial event. Earlier, Vietnam had targeted a goal of at least 65 gold medals but had to adjust their target as Malaysia, the host country, decided to remove various events in which Vietnam was expected to perform well in, such as wrestling, rowing, canoeing, women’s boxing, women’s fencing and women’s weightlifting. The delegation will also do their utmost to effectively perform the role as a goodwill ambassador of Vietnam to the people of the Southeast Asian countries, Phan added. In the previous Games in Singapore, Vietnam ranekd third, with 73 golds, 53 silvers and 60 bronzes. The 29th SEA Games will see the participation of 4,888 athletes from the ten ASEAN member countries. ... [read more]

Vietnamese flag flies at SEA Games 29. Photo: vnexpress.net The ceremony officially marks the presence of Vietnamese competitors at the region’s largest sport events. More than 470 Vietnamese athletes are ready to compete in 32 out of 38 sports events, including four paid games of bowling, hockey, cricket and synchronized swimming. According to Deputy Director of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training Tran Duc Phan, who is head of Vietnam’s SEA Games delegation, the Vietnamese athletes will strive to pocket 49-59 gold medals to rank in the top group at the biennial event. Vietnamese delegation at the flag-hoisting ceremony. Photo: vnexpress.net Earlier, Vietnam targeted a goal of at least 65 golds and then adjusted it as Malaysia, the host country, decided to remove events of Vietnam’s strength like wrestling, rowing, canoeing, women’s boxing, women’s fencing and women’s weightlifting. The delegation will also make utmost efforts to effectively perform the role as a goodwill ambassador of Vietnam to the people of Southeast Asian countries, Phan added. In the previous Games in Singapore, Vietnam stood third, with 73 golds, 53 silvers and 60 bronzes. The 29th SEA Games will see the participation of 4,888 athletes from the ten ASEAN member countries. Source: VNA... [read more]

Đoàn Văn Hậu scored a double in Việt Nam’s 4-0 win over Timor Leste in the first round match of Group B at the Southeast Asian Games yesterday in Malaysia. Đoàn Văn Hậu (centre) and teammates celebrate a goal in Việt nam’s 4-0 win over Timor Leste in the Malaysian SEA Games. - Photo courtesy of VFF Đoàn Văn Hậu celebrates his goal in Việt nam’s 4-0 win over East Timor in the Malaysian SEA Games. - VNA/VNS Photo Quốc Khánh The defender shot his first goal to open the score when he caught the bounced ball in the penalty area after a corner kick by Nguyễn Công Phượng. A close-range finish gave no chance to East Timor’s goalkeeper Fagio Augusta at the eighth minute. Hậu secured his second goal just five minutes before the interval. He managed the ball and made a straight 25m shot into Timor Leste’s net, that Augusta stretched to his full height to the left but failed to block it. The player who is a member of Việt Nam U-20 squad also created a chance for teammate Hà Đức Chinh. Chinh who missed tons of opportunities in this match netted his only goal which was sandwiched between Hậu’s winners. Hậu sent a perfect pass into the box where Chinh flew near the ground and headed into the net. Timor Leste tried hard to narrow the gap. However, they…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam hope to beat Thailand to take gold at the women’s football event of the upcoming 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, according to Duong Vu Lam, head of the women’s football operational staff. Going for gold: Viet Nam women’s football team train at Universiti Malaya Stadium in Malaysia this morning. — Photo vff.org.vn “At the 27th Games in Myanmar four years ago, we lost to Thailand 2-1 in the final. We come here with the highest goal of winning the women’s football event,” Lam said in a press conference yesterday in Kuala Lumpur. Women’s football was not in the programme of the 2015 Games in Singapore. Lam said Viet Nam are ready to take on their rivals and the pressure of expectations at the tournament. The team have trained for more than a month at home and in Japan, gaining valuable experience. The Vietnamese team arrived in Malaysia on Sunday and had a light training session yesterday morning. All players are in good health and feeling positive. Speaking of their competitors, particularly Thailand and Myanmar, coach Mai Duc Chung said all national teams are strong and his team respect them all. The Vietnamese team have played these teams several times and know them well, so they are confident they will perform in each match, he said. Meanwhile, coach Spencer Prior of Thailand was full of praise for Viet Nam and Myanmar. Prior said Viet Nam have shown tremendous improvement recently while Myanmar are equally dangerous as…... [read more]

“At the 27th Games in Myanmar four years ago, we lost to Thailand 2-1 in the final. We come here with the highest goal of winning the women’s football event,” Lam said in a press conference on August 14 in Kuala Lumpur. Women’s football was not in the programme of the 2015 Games in Singapore. Lam said Vietnam are ready to take on their rivals and the pressure of expectations at the tournament. The team have trained for more than a month at home and in Japan, gaining valuable experience. The Vietnamese team arrived in Malaysia on August 13 and had a light training session on August 14’s morning. All players are in good health and feeling positive. Speaking of their competitors, particularly Thailand and Myanmar, coach Mai Duc Chung said all national teams are strong and his team respect them all. The Vietnamese team have played these teams several times and know them well, so they are confident they will perform in each match, he said. Meanwhile, coach Spencer Prior of Thailand was full of praise for Vietnam and Myanmar. Prior said Vietnam have shown tremendous improvement recently while Myanmar are equally dangerous as seen in the several recent encounters. Prior reminded his players not to underestimate the two sides who were eager to end Thailand’s perfect record in the women’s football event, which was first introduced in the 1985 Bangkok SEA Games. At the Games this year,…... [read more]




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