Four athletes win five of the total six gold medals in the dancesport competition at SEA Games 31. Far exceeding expectations of three gold medals, the Vietnam dancesport team won five out of the six gold medals at the biggest sports event in the Southeast Asia region. At the competition on May 15 at the Long Bien Gymnasium in Hanoi, the Vietnamese dancers vied in the categories of Samba, Cha cha cha, Rumba, Paso doble, Jive, and five Latin dances. Hanoian dance couple Nguyen Trung Kien and Pham Hong Anh won the Samba dance event. They also competed in Cha Cha Cha and Rumba events and with high scores, the dancers won gold medals in Rumba. With three gold medals won by dance athletes Phan Hien and Dang Thu Huong, the Vietnam team achieved five among six gold medals in dancesport. Phan Hien and Dang Thu Huong performed Paso Doble, Jive, and five Latin dances. In both … [Read more...] about Hanoi athletes’ sublime performances win gold medals in dancesport
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Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Huyen (836) wins the women's 400m (Photo: VNA) Singapore (VNA) – Singapore ’s Straits Times newspaper on May 15 ran an article spotlighting the progress and successes of Vietnam’s athletics at the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). The article by Sazali Abdul Aziz reported that after two days of track and field competitions at the SEA Games 31 in Hanoi, Vietnam topped the medal table. For nearly two decades following Thailand, Vietnam finally usurped their rivals to emerge as the top nation in athletics in the 2017 Games in Malaysia. They followed it up with another table-topping show two years later in the Philippines, and are looking to make it three in a row. Vietnam are aiming for at least 15 gold medals out of 47 on offer and already won nine as of late May 15, nearly double that of the Thais, who are the next-best nation with five. The author cited Nguyen Manh Hung, general secretary of the Vietnam Athletics Federation, as saying … [Read more...] about SEA Games 31: Vietnam’s athletics top Southeast Asia: Singaporean newspaper
Herbalife Vietnam awarded Wushu athlete Duong Thuy Vi By the end of May 13, the Vietnamese sports delegation led the medal ranking with 26 gold medals, 13 silver medals, and 17 bronze medals. Thereby, the representative of Herbalife Vietnam awarded prizes to the first gold medalists Le Cong Hoang Hai, Le Duc Dong, Nguyen Thi Thanh Tram, Tran Thuong, Bui Minh Quan, Pham Nguyen Hong Mo, and To Thi Trang in Kurash; the team of Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Nguyen Thi Huyen, and Vuong Thi in the Pencak Silat's women's group boxing; Pham Van Mach and Dang Thanh Tung in weightlifting; Duong Thuy Vi in women's Wushu; and Pham Quoc Khanh in men's Wushu. On April 28, Herbalife Vietnam accompanied the Vietnam Olympic Committee (VOC) to organise the departure ceremony for more than 1,000 Vietnamese athletes and coaches to attend the 31 st SEA Games to be held in Vietnam during May 12-23, 2022. Herbalife Vietnam awarded weightlifting athlete Pham Van Mach Herbalife Vietnam has … [Read more...] about Herbalife Vietnam awards first 30 gold medals of Vietnamese athletes at SEA Games
54-year-old billiard player from Singapore Peter Gilchrist (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Malaysia’s Buda Anak Anchah, at the age of 50, has proven that old is gold in bodybuilding at the ongoing SEA Games 31 in Vietnam, according to the SEA Games 31 Organising Committee. The muscle-man secured a silver medal in the men’s 70kg category in Hanoi, which ended his long wait for a SEA Games medal. This is Buda’s third SEA Games. The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) officer has won medals at world and Asian levels, including a silver in the World Bodybuilding and Physique Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan last year, but he has not been successful when it comes to the SEA Games. Meanwhile, 68-year-old billiard player from the Philippines Efren Reyes is the oldest athlete at SEA Games 31. He has won more than 100 international championship titles and two golds at previous SEA Games. Reyes has been a tough opponent for young players in the 3 tape carom. The Games also … [Read more...] about SEA Games 31: Athletes prove “old is gold”
The following is the full text of the speech. “SINCERITY, TRUST AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR A BETTER WORLD” Dear Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very happy to visit the Center for Strategic and International Studies for the first time today, though this is far from the first time I hear of the CSIS, a top American think tank in the field of foreign strategies and policies and international issues. Seventy-seven years ago, President Ho Chi Minh, the national hero of Vietnam and great man of culture, prefaced the Declaration of Independence establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam with this untarnishable fact, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness.” This was the spirit enshrined within the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States of America; it … [Read more...] about Remarks by PM Pham Minh Chinh at CSIS in Washington D.C.
- Swimming: there will be finals of seven events. - Athletics: six events will conclude. - Pétanque: final of mixed doubles and mixed triples. - Canoeing: qualifiers and final of 1,000m event. - Archery: individual and team events. - Tennis: first round for men’s and women’s singles. - Sepak takraw: final for men’s and women’s teams. - Muay: artistic final for men and women. - Fencing: final of women’s foil team. - Badminton: semifinal of the doubles event. - Wrestling: final of the classic event with six weight classes. - Golf: semifinals and final of the women’s and men’s team event. Vietnam will also compete in bowling, shooting, basketball, billiards, table tennis, volleyball, chess, handball, vovinam, beach volleyball and taekwondo today. … [Read more...] about SEA Games: Vietnam expect another successful competition day