Nhan Dan Online – Vietnam swimming star Nguyen Thi Anh Vien has been ranked among the world’s 10 best swimmers at the women’s mix 400m category, according to the latest announcement of the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA).
Nhan Dan – Although some have retired, most of the class of Vietnamese athletes born in 1990, the Year of the Horse, have remained faithful to their chosen ways and are nurturing great ambitions for the upcoming Year of the Horse in 2014.
Nhan Dan Online – The 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games concluded recently in Myanmar, wrapping up an up-and-down year for Vietnamese sport. Vietnamese sport fans experienced different tones of emotions, from sorrow to joy. Let’s take a quick look back at some exemplary athletes who made unceasing efforts to bring home glory from the region’s biggest sporting event.
Nhan Dan Online – The 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games officially wrapped up after tens days of competition in Myanmar, with the sparkling performances of prominent individuals as well as the tournament’s numerable records broken by their talent.
Nhan Dan – The year 2013 marked a sparkling milestone in the career of top Vietnam chess master Le Quang Liem. He finished first in the blitz chess event at the World Blitz and Rapid Chess Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia in June, before making history as the first Vietnamese player to progress into the fourth round of the World Chess Cup two months later. During 16 years of pursuing a career in chess, Liem has worked hard to fulfill his childhood dream of clinching a world championship title.
Nhan Dan Online – Nguyen Tien Minh has smashed his way to a bronze medal in the men's singles at the 2013 World Badminton Championships, becoming the first Vietnamese shuttler ever to win a medal at a world-level competition.
Nhan Dan – Vietnamese badminton star Nguyen Tien Minh capped off a sensational performance in the semifinals at the 2013 World Badminton Championships in Guangzhou, China by winning his first-ever world medal.
Nhan Dan – Top Vietnamese shuttler Nguyen Tien Minh edged out Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen (world no. 10) 2-1 yesterday to make the semifinals of the 2013 World Badminton Championships in Guangzhou, China.
Nhan Dan Online – Nguyen Tien Minh is currently the brightest Vietnamese badminton star on the horizon and the only Vietnam representative listed in the world’s top ten players, currently sitting in seventh place with 55,166 points.
Nhan Dan – Following the speedy rise of Hoang Quy Phuoc, the first Vietnamese swimmer to earn a ticket to the 2012 London Olympic Games, Vietnamese swimming has recently discovered another young talent: Anh Vien from the southern province of Can Tho. The 14 year-old girl secured 16 gold medals and broke nine records at the National Youth Swimming Championships and the 35th Southeast Asian (SEA) Age Group Swimming Championships last month.
Nhan Dan - 24-year-old Van Ngoc Tu won the first medal for Vietnam at the 2011 Asian Judo Championships in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates in early April. It was the highest level a Vietnamese judo martial artist has ever achieved in a continent-wide competition.