SEA Games Highlights – December 16

Vietnam snatched its 43rd gold medal during Monday's competitions, returning to the second place position on the tally, only behind Thailand who reaffirmed its top post with 59 golds. The Vietnamese swimmers on Monday concluded their journey at the event in flying colors with 5 golds, 6 silvers, and 2 bronzes. Nguyen Thi Anh Vien is the most excellent athlete as she bagged 3 golds, 2 silvers, 1 bronzes and smashed two SEA Games records. Vietnam took home seven more golds on Monday, with the medalists being swimmers Anh Vien and Hoang Quy Phuoc, marathon runner Pham Thi Binh, rower dual Le Thi An - Tran Thi Sam, archer Nguyen Tien Cuong, archer dual Dao Trong Kien - Loc Thi Dao, and the cycling team who wheeled to gold at the men's 100km team time trial event. In the men's football event, Indonesia beat host Myanmar 1-0 at the last match of Group B to win the ticket to follow Thailand into the semifinals. In the meantime, the substitute squad of Thailand held Camboida in a goalless … [Read more...]

SEA Games Highlights – December 17

Vietnam added five more gold medals into its collection on Tuesday's competition, expanding the medal gaps with Indonesia and host Myanmar on the tally. By the end of Tuesday, Vietnam remained at the second place position with 143 medals, including 48 golds, 43 silvers, and 52 bronzes. Thailand still topped the ranking table with 64 golds, while the respective number of gold medals snatched by the Indonesia and Myanmar are 45 and 42. Malaysia stood at the bottom of the top 5 with 27 golds. Tuesday marked the return of Vietnam's famous sprinter Vu Thi Huong after two years of unsuccessful performance due to injuries and an operation last June. Huong became the gold medalist at the women's 100m event by clocking 11.59 seconds, 0.26 seconds faster than the first-runner up Klomdee Neeranuch of Thailand. Other Vietnamese gold medalists include runner Nguyen Van Lai (men's 5000m); sprinter Do Thi Thao (women's 800m); shooters Le Ngoc Mai, Trieu Thi Hoa Hong, and Nguyen Thuy Dung … [Read more...]

SEA Games Highlights – December 14

Saturday proved a tough day for Vietnam at the ongoing 27th SEA Games Myanmar 2013 as the country lost their second place position, while Thailand jumped to take the top post from host Myanmar. By the end of Saturday's competition, Vietnam stood at the fourth position with 85 medals, including 29 golds, 23 silvers, and 33 bronzes. Thailand stayed atop with 33 golds, 30 silvers, and 28 bronzes. Below are some highlights of Saturday's competition, compiled by the official website of the event. Cycling Indonesia's Afosma Hildan proved the fastest man downhill at Mount Pleasant on Saturday, winning the men's downhill cycling gold in 2 minutes, 22.324 seconds for an average speed of 30.423 kph over the 1,200m course. Compatriot Pornomo Pornomo (INA) made it a gold-silver finish for Indonesia, coming home just 0.675 slower than Afosma. The bronze medal was won by Sukchanya Suebsakun (THA) who ended 1.801 off the gold-medal pace. Racing over the same 1,200Km, Deekaballes Vipavee won … [Read more...]

SEA Games Highlights – December 21

Vietnam on Saturday beat its target of bringing home 70 gold medals at the last day of the 27th SEA Games Myanmar 2013 with seven more golds secured by its martial artists. At 6pm, Muay Thai martial artist Nguyen Thi Ngoc defeated her Myanmar's rival at the women's 60kg event, snatching the 73rd gold medal for Vietnam. This is also the last gold of the country, but it is more than enough for smashing the target set before the event. With 73 gold medals, 85 silvers and 86 bronzes, Vietnam finished third at the 27th edition of the Southeast Asia's largest sporting event. Thailand surpassed host Myanmar to top the ally with a huge haul of 280 medals, including 106 golds, 94 silvers, and 80 bronzes. Myanmar came behind with 84 golds. The closing ceremony will take place tonight, 6:30pm local time, at the Nay Pyi Taw-based Wunna Theikdi sporting complex. The 28th SEA Games 2015 will be hosted by Singapore. Below are the last highlights of the event for the Saturday's competitions, … [Read more...]

SEA Games Highlights – December 20

Friday was an unfruitful, if not unhappy, day for Vietnam at the 27th SEA Games Myanmar 2013 as they sustained three defeats against Thailand in futsal and football, while adding only two gold medals into the collection. Vietnam faced Thailand in three finals of the day in men's and women's futsal and women's football, but failed to win any of the three. Thailand trounced Vietnam 8-1 in the men's futsal, and 5-0 in the women's event. In the women's football final later, the Thai girls continued to grab another gold medal by beating Vietnam 2-1. The Vietnamese athletes only managed to won two golds by martial artists Le Huynh Chau (taekwondo) and Nguyen Thi Quyen Chan (vovinam). They meanwhile took home as many as 12 silver medals. By the end of Friday, Vietnam slipped to the second place behind leader Thailand and host Myanmar with 66 golds, 72 silvers, and 74 bronzes. Below are some highlights of Friday's competitions compiled by the official website of the event. Futsal In … [Read more...]

SEA Games Highlights – December 19

Vietnam finished Thursday's competitions with a medal haul of ten golds and continued to stand only behind leaders Thailand on the medal tally. Vietnamese track-and-field athletes bagged five gold medals while the judo and vovinam artists too snatched five golds collectively. By the end of Thursday, Vietnam secured 64 golds, 60 silvers, and 70 bronzes, only six medals away from its target of bringing home 70 golds from Myanmar. Thailand stayed atop with 82 golds while host Myanmar fell to the third place with 60 golds. Below are some highlights on Thursday compiled by the 27th SEA Games Myanmar 2013 website. Traditional Boat Traditional boat race at Nag Lite Dam continued today exactly from where it left off yesterday with the shouts of "Myanmar gold, Myanmar gold, Myanmar gold, Myanmar gold" liited to four races - because there only were four races today. The 10-crew men were again the first to grab gold, winning the 500m race in 2 minutes, 11.813 seconds, more than a second … [Read more...]

SEA Games Highlights – December 18

Vietnam is getting closer to its target of taking home 70 gold medals from the ongoing 27th SEA Games Myanmar 2013 as the country's hopefuls closed Wednesday with six more golds. With 54 golds, 52 silvers, and 62 bronzes, Vietnam remained second on the tally, behind Thailand with 73 golds. Sprinter Vu Thi Huong proved to be invincible at the regional arena as she easily snatched the gold medal at the women's 200m. The Vietnam's queen of athletics completed her target of earning gold in both of the 100m and 200m events. The Vietnamese taekwondo artists also had a fruitful day with three golds contributed by the trio Nguyen Thi Le Kim - Nguyen Thi Thu Ngan - Chau Tuyet Van at the team poomsae event; duo Nguyen Dinh Toan - Nguyen Minh Tu at the mixed pair; and Pham Thi Thu Hien at the women's 57kg. The two other gold trophies of the day went to Kempo duo Pham Thi Mao and Phan Thi Kieu Duyen, and Judo martial artist Huynh Nhat Thong at the men's 55kg. Below are some highlights of … [Read more...]

SEA Games Highlights – December 17

Vietnam added five more gold medals into its collection on Tuesday's competition, expanding the medal gaps with Indonesia and host Myanmar on the tally. By the end of Tuesday, Vietnam remained at the second place position with 143 medals, including 48 golds, 43 silvers, and 52 bronzes. Thailand still topped the ranking table with 64 golds, while the respective number of gold medals snatched by the Indonesia and Myanmar are 45 and 42. Malaysia stood at the bottom of the top 5 with 27 golds. Tuesday marked the return of Vietnam's famous sprinter Vu Thi Huong after two years of unsuccessful performance due to injuries and an operation last June. Huong became the gold medalist at the women's 100m event by clocking 11.59 seconds, 0.26 seconds faster than the first-runner up Klomdee Neeranuch of Thailand. Other Vietnamese gold medalists include runner Nguyen Van Lai (men's 5000m); sprinter Do Thi Thao (women's 800m); shooters Le Ngoc Mai, Trieu Thi Hoa Hong, and Nguyen Thuy Dung … [Read more...]

SEA Games Highlights – December 15

Sunday saw many Vietnamese hopefuls have their gold medals stolen by the unfair referees and officiating task of the 27th SEA Games Myanmar 2013. By the end of Sunday, Vietnam remained at the fourth place on the medal tally with 36 golds, 32 silvers, and 41 bronzes. Thailand remained atop with 45 gold medals. Swimmer talent Lam Quang Nhat, 16, saved an unfruitful day for Vietnam with his gold medal at the men's freestyle 1500m event. Below are some highlights compiled by the event's organizers. Athletics At Wunna Theikdi Stadium, Myanmar's Saw Mar Lar Nwe opened five days of athletics competition with a gold medal in the women's 20km walk, finishing in 1 hour 35 minutes and 3 seconds, a little more than 2 minutes ahead of silver medalist Thi Thanh Phuc Nguyen (VIE). She walked home in 1:37.08. Kay Khine Myo Tun gave Myanmar its second medal in the race, finishing in 1:40.15 for the bronze. In the men's draw, Hendro Hendro (INA) walked home in 1:29.41 for the gold medal. Xuan … [Read more...]

SEA Games Highlights – December 14

Saturday proved a tough day for Vietnam at the ongoing 27th SEA Games Myanmar 2013 as the country lost their second place position, while Thailand jumped to take the top post from host Myanmar. By the end of Saturday's competition, Vietnam stood at the fourth position with 85 medals, including 29 golds, 23 silvers, and 33 bronzes. Thailand stayed atop with 33 golds, 30 silvers, and 28 bronzes. Below are some highlights of Saturday's competition, compiled by the official website of the event. Cycling Indonesia's Afosma Hildan proved the fastest man downhill at Mount Pleasant on Saturday, winning the men's downhill cycling gold in 2 minutes, 22.324 seconds for an average speed of 30.423 kph over the 1,200m course. Compatriot Pornomo Pornomo (INA) made it a gold-silver finish for Indonesia, coming home just 0.675 slower than Afosma. The bronze medal was won by Sukchanya Suebsakun (THA) who ended 1.801 off the gold-medal pace. Racing over the same 1,200Km, Deekaballes Vipavee won … [Read more...]

SEA Games Highlights – December 13

Vietnamese weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan was the under the spotlight at the Friday's competition of the ongoing 27th SEA Games Myanmar 2013 as he smashed two SEA Games records and snatched his first-ever gold medal in the career. By the end of Friday, Vietnam reaffirmed its second place position on the tally with 54 medals including 22 golds, 13 silvers, and 19 bronzes. Host Myanmar remained atop with 26 golds, 25 silvers, and 21 bronzes. Indonesia and Thailand meanwhile have came closer to take the second post from Vietnam as they both bagged 21 gold medals each. Below are the highlights of Friday's competition day, compiled by the organizers of the event and published on its official website. Swimming At the Wunna Theikdi Swimming Pool, Thailand, while not necessarily completely dominating the top step, owned most of the podium on Friday, winning a host of silvers and bronzes, as well as four of six gold medals. And when it counted in the women's 4x100 free, the Thai girls swam … [Read more...]

SEA Games 2013 highlights – December 10

After the competition day of December 10, Vietnam remained at the second post on the tally with a total of 20 medals, including 9 golds, 4 silvers, and 7 bronzes. While the Vietnamese wushu and wrestling teams have earned sweet fruits, the men's Under-23 team was a big disappointment as they lost 0-1 to Singapore at the Group A second round last night. Below are some highlights on December 10, provided by the official website of the 27th SEA Games Myanmar 2013. Sepak takraw Thailand's men's sepak takraw hoop team showed their mettle in the final match of the day at Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium (B), scoring 830 to win gold and push Myanmar (650) to the silver medal. Brunei and Singapore won bronzes. In the women's action, Myanmar outclassed Laos 760-300 to take the hoops gold. Laos got silver and Cambodia the bronze. Women's football Myanmar won the opening match of the women's football at the 27th SEA Games, scoring goals in both halves to beat Philippines 2-0 at mandalarthiri … [Read more...]

Vietnam gets many golds at Para Games 7

(Cinet) - After five-days of the competition, Vietnam finished fourth at the seventh ASEAN Para Games in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on January 19, with a total of 48 gold, 65 silver and 75 bronze medals. Nguyen Thi Hai won gold in the women's F57 javelin event with a score of 24.88m. It was the second title for Hai, after her first gold medal in the discus event on January 17. Nguyen Thi Thuy followed Hai to top the women's T44 100m dash event. Thuy ran 15.84 seconds to smash her own previous ASEAN Para Games record set nine years ago in the Philippines. It was also the third gold medal won in Myanmar by the 50-year-old athlete, who previously won in the T44 long jump and 200m run categories. Two other gold for the track-and-field team were won by Ha Thi Hue and Dong Dang Thanh. Both broke Para Games records as Hue set a new record of 18.26m in F37 in the discus throw category and Dong set a new record with 1.60m in the F42 high jump event. Two other gold for the track-and-field team were … [Read more...]

Vietnam ranks overall fourth at 7th Para Games

(VOV) - After five-days of competition, Vietnam has bagged 185 medals, including 48 gold medals, ranking a respectable overall fourth at the 7th ASEAN Para Games. Vietnam currently third at ASEAN Para Games Vietnam tops 7th ASEAN Para Games on Jan. 15 Athletes ready for ASEAN Para Games competitions Indonesia with 99 gold medals topped the medal tally trailed by Thailand with 96 and Malaysia with 50 medals. Runner Nguyen Thi Thuy wins gold at 100m running The host country - Myanmar - came in fifth with 34 gold medals followed by the Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia, Brunei and Laos. All competition events concluded in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on January 19 with the closing ceremony held one day later at Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar. … [Read more...]

SEA Games 27 wrapped up, Vietnam ranks third

(Cinet) - On the evening of December 22, in Nay Pyi Taw capital, Myanmar, SEA Games 27 closed after 11 competing days. The final medal tally sees Thailand on top with 107 gold, 94 silver and 81 bronze medals. Host Myanmar came in second at 86-62-85 and Vietnam finished third at 73-86-86. The rest finished in this order: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Brunei. A dazzling display of fireworks opened the ceremony, which was followed by songs and dances highlighting peace, friendship, youth and Myanmar's traditional culture. After the parade of athletes from all participating countries across 33 sports, Minister for Sports U Tint Hsan, who is also chairman of the Myanmar National Olympic Committee Union and head of the 27th SEA Games Organizing Board read a brief report on the gathering, then Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun officially declared the event closed. As a result, Vietnam's sporting delegation ranked third with 73 gold, 86 … [Read more...]

27th SEA Games successfully wrapped up in Myanmar

(VOV) -The 27th SEA Games successfully closed in Myanmar on December 22 after 11 days of competition in the spirit of friendship and solidarity. Vietnam exceeds SEA Games 27 target Vovinam artists win Vietnam more SEA Games golds Vietnamese athletes in a blaze of glory Vietnam's sporting delegation ranked third with 73 gold, 86 silver and 86 bronze, surpassing its set target of 70 gold medals. Thailand secured its top place in the Games' medal tally (107 golds), while the host Myanmar was placed second (85 golds). The closing ceremony at Wunna Theikdi stadium on the evening of December 22 deeply impressed the athletes and visitors with a firework display, parade, and music and dance performances in praise of friendship, cooperation and solidarity among regional countries. The 28th SEA Games will take place in Singapore. Some photos at the region's largest sporting event in Myanmar: The 27th SEA Games medal tally Nguyen Thi Anh Vien - swimmer of three gold medals for … [Read more...]

SEA Games 27 wrapped up, Vietnam in top three

(VOV) -The 27th SEA Games successfully closed in Myanmar on December 22 after 11 days of competition in the spirit of friendship and solidarity. Vietnam exceeds SEA Games 27 target Vovinam artists win Vietnam more SEA Games golds Vietnamese athletes in a blaze of glory Vietnam's sporting delegation ranked third with 73 gold, 86 silver and 86 bronze, surpassing its set target of 70 gold medals. Thailand secured its top place in the Games' medal tally (107 golds), while the host Myanmar was placed second (85 golds). The closing ceremony at Wunna Theikdi stadium on the evening of December 22 deeply impressed the athletes and visitors with a firework display, parade, and music and dance performances in praise of friendship, cooperation and solidarity among regional countries. The 28th SEA Games will take place in Singapore. Some photos at the region's largest sporting event in Myanmar: The 27th SEA Games medal tally Nguyen Thi Anh Vien - swimmer of three gold medals for … [Read more...]

Good night and good luck, the flame is extinguished on the 27th Games

The 27th SEA Games came full circle on Sunday night with the colorful pageantry of the Closing Ceremony held at Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw. An hour of music presaged the official ceremony, with the performance of "Colorful Garden", the theme song for the Games, starting things off. "Loyalty of Blood" was later presented by well-known artists May Sweet and May Kha Lar, as images from the landscapes of participating countries flashed across the giant screen behind. The musical hors d'oeuvres concluded with all artists joining together in "Be Peaceful", a melody written for all living and non-living things throughout the world. Myanmar President Thein Sein and his wife Daw Khin Khin Win then entered the stadium and took up their privileged positions, following which the Closing Ceremony was officially opened with a pyrotechnic display that lit the sky a bright green. With a rich and diverse population, Myanmar culture then took center stage with four performances. The first … [Read more...]

Vietnam finishes in 3rd place as 27th SEA Games close

The dazzling display of fireworks opens the ceremony (danviet.vn) Nhan Dan Online - Vietnam retained third place for the second time among the 11 countries competing at the 27th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), which came to a successful end on December 22 after eleven days of competition. The final medal tally sees Thailand on top with 107 gold, 94 silver and 81 bronze medals. Host Myanmar came in second at 86-62-85 and Vietnam finished third at 73-86-86. The rest finished in this order: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Phillipines, Laos, Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Brunei. The closing ceremony of the games took place at Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw with Myanmar President U Thein Sein and his wife in attendance. A dazzling display of fireworks opened the ceremony, which was followed by songs and dances highlighting peace, friendship, youth and Myanmar's traditional culture. After the parade of athletes from all participating countries across 33 sports, Minister for … [Read more...]

SEA Games Highlights – December 19

Vietnam finished Thursday's competitions with a medal haul of ten golds and continued to stand only behind leaders Thailand on the medal tally. Vietnamese track-and-field athletes bagged five gold medals while the judo and vovinam artists too snatched five golds collectively. By the end of Thursday, Vietnam secured 64 golds, 60 silvers, and 70 bronzes, only six medals away from its target of bringing home 70 golds from Myanmar. Thailand stayed atop with 82 golds while host Myanmar fell to the third place with 60 golds. Below are some highlights on Thursday compiled by the 27th SEA Games Myanmar 2013 website. Traditional Boat Traditional boat race at Nag Lite Dam continued today exactly from where it left off yesterday with the shouts of "Myanmar gold, Myanmar gold, Myanmar gold, Myanmar gold" liited to four races - because there only were four races today. The 10-crew men were again the first to grab gold, winning the 500m race in 2 minutes, 11.813 seconds, more than a second … [Read more...]