Vietnam wins two additional gold medals in wushu, cycling

“We will adjust Vien’s competition categories when the Games begin. It depends on the schedule and real situation. The tournament rules allow us to reduce the competition categories of athletes, not increase them,” said Hung. At the 28th Games held in Singapore two years ago, Vien registered for 19 events. However, she only participated in 13 events to focus on her favorite races. Vien, 20, took home eight gold, one silver and one bronze medal to become one of the best performers at the 28th Games, behind only Singapore’s Joseph Isaac Schooling, who claimed gold in all nine disciplines he participated in. Top Vietnamese female swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien  To prepare for the Games, Vien took part in the recent FINA World Swimming Championships in Hungary but didn’t perform well. She failed in the qualifying round of her strong categories – the women’s 400m medley and 200m medley. However, Hung said Vien and other Vietnamese swimmers will not be focusing on the poor result. “Vien’s goal is the Games in Malaysia,” said Hung. “It is not easy to win gold medals in a tournament which has high competition such as the regional sport event. Coach Hoang Anh Tuan and Vien will have to calculate carefully to partake in the chosen divisions, not affecting physical fitness but still fulfilling the target,” Hung added. According to Nguyen Hong Minh, former Head of the National Sport Administration’s Elite Sport Department, Vien’s poor…... [read more]

Top Vietnamese female swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien will compete in 10-12 categories with the aim of earning 8-10 gold medals at the upcoming 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, according to Dinh Viet Hung, general secretary of the Vietnam Aquatic Sports Association (VASA). “We will adjust Vien’s competition categories when the Games begin. It depends on the schedule and real situation. The tournament rules allow us to reduce the competition categories of athletes, not increase them,” said Hung. At the 28th Games held in Singapore two years ago, Vien registered for 19 events. However, she only participated in 13 events to focus on her favourite races. Vien, 20, took home eight gold, one silver and one bronze medal to become one of the best performers at the 28th Games, behind only Singapore’s Joseph Isaac Schooling, who claimed gold in all nine disciplines he participated in. To prepare for the Games, Vien took part in the recent FINA World Swimming Championships in Hungary but didn’t perform well. She failed in the qualifying round of her strong categories – the women’s 400m medley and 200m medley. However, Hung said Vien and the other Vietnamese swimmers will not be focusing on the poor result. “Vien’s goal is the Games in Malaysia,” said Hung. “It is not easy to win gold medals in a tournament which has high competition such as the regional sport event. Coach Hoang Anh Tuan and Vien will have to calculate carefully to partake in the chosen divisions, not affecting physical…... [read more]

“We will adjust Vien’s competition categories when the Games begin. It depends on the schedule and real situation. The tournament rules allow us to reduce the competition categories of athletes, not increase them,” said Hung. At the 28th Games held in Singapore two years ago, Vien registered for 19 events. However, she only participated in 13 events to focus on her favourite races. Vien, 20, took home eight gold, one silver and one bronze medal to become one of the best performers at the 28th Games, behind only Singapore’s Joseph Isaac Schooling, who claimed gold in all nine disciplines he participated in. To prepare for the Games, Vien took part in the recent FINA World Swimming Championships in Hungary but didn’t perform well. She failed in the qualifying round of her strong categories – the women’s 400m medley and 200m medley. However, Hung said Vien and the other Vietnamese swimmers will not be focusing on the poor result. “Vien’s goal is the Games in Malaysia,” said Hung. “It is not easy to win gold medals in a tournament which has high competition such as the regional sport event. Coach Hoang Anh Tuan and Vien will have to calculate carefully to partake in the chosen divisions, not affecting physical fitness but still fulfilling the target,” Hung added. According to Nguyen Hong Minh, former head of the National Sport Administration’s Elite Sport Department, Vien’s poor performance at the world event in Hungary doesn’t mean anything. “The event was…... [read more]

Team Vietnam finished third on Tuesday at the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore after winning no more gold medal in the last competition day. Vietnamese athletes advanced to the final games of the men’s and women’s volleyball events but they could not win any gold medal in the last two days of the multi-sport tournament. The closing ceremony of the 2015 SEA Games will take place at 6:00 pm (Vietnam time) at National Stadium. Vietnam pocketed a total of 73 gold medals, 53 silvers, and 60 bronzes to rank third in the overall medal table of the tournament. Thailand stands atop the chart with 95 golds, 83 silvers, and 69 bronzes while host Singapore has 84-73-102 medals to finish second. Female swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien gained the most medals for Vietnam with eight golds, a silver, and a bronze. Singaporean swimmer Joseph Isaac Schooling won the biggest haul at the tournament with nine gold medals. The 28th SEA Games marks the fourth time Singapore has ever organized the sports festival after a 22-year hiatus. The city state hosted four editions in 1973, 1983, and 1993. Huy Toan among the best goalscorers in football Vietnamese midfielder Huy Toan is one of the three best scorers in the men’s football category, each of whom has five goals. The other two are Sithu Aung of Myanmar and Chananan Pombuppha of Thailand. Following Huy Toan, Mac Hong Quan of Vietnam scored four goals and his teammate Cong Phuong three goals. The…... [read more]

NDO – Vietnam’s premier swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien produced a stunning finish to her SEA Games campaign on Thursday night by winning the women’s 200m breaststroke with a final time of 2:31.16. >> Swimmer Anh Vien wins fourth gold at 28th SEA Games >> Anh Vien strikes gold for seventh time It was the eighth consecutive title Vien had won thus far at the 28th Games in Singapore, and also Vietnam’s solitary medal of the night. In previous days of competition, Vien had taken top honours in the women’s 200m backstroke, 200m butterfly, 200m freestyle, 200m individual medley, 400m freestyle, 400m individual medley and 800m freestyle. She also struck the regional swimming by breaking eight Games records in all the seven abovementioned events. In addition to her golden collection, Vien picked up a silver medal in the 100m freestyle and an additional bronze medal in the 50m backstroke. With eight gold, one silver and one bronze medal in hand, Vien has become one of the best performers at the 28th SEA Games, only behind Singapore’s Joseph Isaac Schooling, who claimed gold in all the nine disciplines he participated in. As of 9.30pm today, Vietnam held on to second place in the SEA Games standings with 57 gold medals, a two-gold gap against Thailand. Singapore stood firmly on top with an amazing tally of 66 golds.... [read more]

SEA Games 29: Malaysia leading medal tally Hosts Malaysia overtook Indonesia to lead the medal table at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 29) with three gold, two silver and one bronze medals on August 17. Vietnam female archery team at the SEA Games 29 (Photo: VNA) Indonesia is second with two gold and one bronze medals, followed by Myanmar with two gold medals. Singapore collected one gold, two silver and two bronze medals, taking fourth place in the medal tally. Thailand climbed one spot to fifth in the tally with one gold and one silver. Meanwhile, Vietnam added another silver to its medal collection, jumping to the sixth place. Despite grabbing two more bronze medals on the second day, the Philippines dropped to seventh place, followed by Laos with one silver and one bronze. Cambodia and Brunei each pocketed two bronzes, ranking ninth and tenth on the tally. Timor Lester has not won any medals and remains rooted to the bottom of the table.  Vietnam’s second silver was secured by the female archery team including Chau Kieu Oanh, Le Ngoc Huyen and Nguyen Thi Nhat Le after losing to Malaysian athletes in the women’s team compound final. Vietnam aims to finish in the top three, with about 60 gold medals. In the previous Games in Singapore, Vietnam finished third, winning 73 medals. Muay Thai fight night on Aug 18 The Muay Thai (Thai boxing) fight night will kick off on August 18 at the Military Zone 7 Gymnasium…... [read more]

Vietnam female archery team at the SEA Games 29 (Photo: VNA)   Hanoi (VNA) – Hosts Malaysia overtook Indonesia to lead the medal table at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 29) with three gold, two silver and one bronze medals on August 17. Indonesia is second with two gold and one bronze medals, followed by Myanmar with two gold medals. Singapore collected one gold, two silver and two bronze medals, taking fourth place in the medal tally. Thailand climbed one spot to fifth in the tally with one gold and one silver. Meanwhile, Vietnam added another silver to its medal collection, jumping to the sixth place. Despite grabbing two more bronze medals on the second day, the Philippines dropped to seventh place, followed by Laos with one silver and one bronze. Cambodia and Brunei each pocketed two bronzes, ranking ninth and tenth on the tally. Timor Lester has not won any medals and remains rooted to the bottom of the table. Vietnam’s second silver was secured by the female archery team including Chau Kieu Oanh, Le Ngoc Huyen and Nguyen Thi Nhat Le after losing to Malaysian athletes in the women’s team compound final. Vietnam aims to finish in the top three, with about 60 gold medals. In the previous Games in Singapore, Vietnam finished third, winning 73 medals. -VNA ... [read more]

NDO – Despite increased efforts in the second half, Vietnam’s male futsal team lost to their Thai rivals 1-4 in the first match, on August 18, at the ongoing 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Malaysia. >>> SEA Games 29: Vietnam nets additional bronze medal in archery The clash was considered as a “final” match in the futsal event at this year’s SEA Games, as both Vietnam and Thailand were title favourites before kick-off. Five teams will compete in the event, including Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and hosts Malaysia. The teams will compete in a round robin format to decide the top three teams who will receive medals. Although Thailand have long been the regional powerhouse in futsal, the strong progress of Vietnam futsal in the past two years had created hopes for the gold medal at SEA Games 29. The Vietnamese players caused a range of difficulties for their strong opponents during their first match. Although beginning the match with caution, the Vietnam team soon threatened the Thailand goal as Thai Huy forced the Thai keeper to prove his shot stopping ability with a ferocious strike. Thailand did not create many chances but fortunately for them, after just ten minutes, they scored the opening goal from a 6m free kick thanks to Suphawut. Vietnam immediately rushed to find the leveler and created at least four scoring opportunities, however, Minh Tri, Xuan Du and Duc Hoa could not convert any of the chances into goals. In the 18th minutes,…... [read more]

NDO – Vietnamese archers will continue to aim for "gold" after winning two silver medals over the past two days at the ongoing 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 18. >>> Archers bring home second medal for Vietnam On the third day of competition, the Vietnamese archers competed in the mixed team compound competition at the Bukit Jalil Stadium. Youngster Chau Kieu Oanh, the female archer who twice missed out on the gold medal in the past two days, coupled with veteran Nguyen Tien Cuong to beat their opponents from Thailand 156-154 to progress to the semi-finals. Unfortunately, Kieu Oanh and Tien Cuong were defeated by hosts Malaysia in the semi-final with a score of 152-154, meaning that they had to settle for a place in the bronze medal match with De La Crus and Cojuangco of the Philippines. Each archer was allowed to shot twice in a total of four rounds to finish the match. In the first round, the two teams followed each other one by one. Kieu Oanh and Tien Cuong both scored ten points, leading their opponents 40-39. In the second round, Tien Cuong excelled in scoring all of his ten-point shots, helping Vietnam to maintain the lead at 79-77. In the last two rounds of shooting, the two Vietnamese archers maintained their excellent performance and scored ten in all of their shots. After the fourth turn, the Vietnamese pair won 159 of the 160 overall…... [read more]

Archer Chau Kieu Oanh won a silver medal in the women’s individual ​recurve event. (Photo: VNA) Kuala Lumpur  (VNA) – Vietnamese female archers pocketed another silver medal on August 17 after missing out to Malaysian athletes in the women’s team compound category at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur. Chau Kieu Oanh, Le Ngoc Huyen and Nguyen Thi Nhat Le entered the final round with considerable pressure from the local audience. The competition ended in a tie in the official time and was decided by a “gold arrows” round. However, Vietnamese team lost 27-28 to the host and brought the second silver medal to Vietnamese delegation. Earlier, Chau Kieu Oanh won a silver medal in the women’s individual ​recurve event, the first medal for Vietnam at the largest regional sport event. Ten archery categories are featured at the Games, consisting of individual recurve (men and women), recurve team (men, women and mix), individual compound (men and women) and compound team (men, women and mix). Vietnam sent more than 470 athletes to compete at the Games in Malaysia from August 19-31. They are scheduled to take part in 32 out of 38 sports and meet about 6,000 athletes from 10 other countries in the region.-VNA... [read more]




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