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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Your browser does not support the audio element. A Vietnamese-French academic was presented with the Maurice Audin mathematics prize in Paris on Wednesday for his great contribution to the field, after a two-year wait. According to the French website Images des mathématiques (or Images of Math), Prof. Ngo Bao Chau, 46, a Vietnamese-French mathematician at the University of Chicago, was announced the winner of the 2016 edition of the Maurice Audin prize. Images des mathématiques is published by the French National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – CNRS) and devoted to popularization in mathematics, with an aim to show the diversity of the science in an attractive way – words and pictures. Prof. Chau is best known for proving the fundamental lemma for automorphic forms proposed by American-Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands and Australian mathematician Diana Shelstad. He is the first Vietnamese national to have received the … [Read more...] about Vietnamese-French Fields Medalist receives Maurice Audin prize for math
Semi-final match between Bui Thi Thu Ha and Phung Thi Khanh Linh (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam won another gold and bronze medal in fencing on May 15, marking the third consecutive day that fencers successfully secured gold for the country at the ongoing 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31). Bui Thi Thu Ha defeated her Singaporean rival Ong Shu Hui Jessica in the women’s sabre event to win the gold medal, while her teammate Phung Thi Khanh Linh snatched the bronze. Coach Pham Anh Tuan said that with their current strength, the team can set a higher goal of five gold medals at this Games. As of late May 15, Vietnam stood atop the SEA Games 31 medal tally with 68 golds, leaving second-placed Thailand far behind. Vietnam bagged a total of 29 gold medals on the day./. VNA … [Read more...] about SEA Games 31: Vietnamese fencers win gold for third consecutive day
Runners Nguyen Thi Huyen (836) and Quach Thi Lan of Vietnam (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Nguyen Thi Huyen, the top female runner in Vietnam, won gold in the women’s 400m race on May 15 at the ongoing SEA Games 31 . This is the ninth gold medal that Huyen has brought home in four times competing at this largest regional sporting event. She still has a chance to add the 10th gold to her collection of gold medals at SEA Games in the final 400m hurdles race. The 29-year-old woman from Nam Dinh, surprised Vietnamese fans at the 30th SEA Games three years ago when claiming two gold medals just three months after returning to training following giving birth./ VNA … [Read more...] about SEA Games 31: Runner Nguyen Thi Huyen wins ninth SEA Games gold medal
On May 16, fencers contributed four gold and three bronze medals to the Vietnamese sport delegation at SEA Games 31. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese fencers on May 16 won the fourth medal at the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) in the men’s sabre team event. The Vietnamese team, including Vu Thanh An, Nguyen Xuan Loi, Nguyen Van Quyet, and substitute To Duc Anh, defeated the Thai team 45-28 to bag the gold medal. In the women’s epee team event, Vu Thi Hong and her teammates failed to reach the final round and shared the bronze medal with the Philippine team. On May 16, fencers contributed four gold and three bronze medals to the Vietnamese sport delegation at SEA Games 31 . Themed "For a stronger Southeast Asia", SEA Games 31 is taking place in Hanoi and 11 nearby localities until May 23. This is the second time Vietnam has hosted the Games, after the first in 2003/. VNA … [Read more...] about SEA Games 31: Vietnam wins fourth gold medal in fencing
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.