Singaporean players Jin Yujia and Wong Jia Ying Crystal (red) play against Albo Airah Mae Nicole and Pomar Thea Marie of the Philippines in the women's doubles on May 16 at the Bắc Giang Sports Competition Hall. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam By Việt Thắng HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam and Singaporean players are heading to the semi-finals in the women's team badminton after successful matches on May 16. The women's team badminton quarter-finals were between Việt Nam and Malaysia, and Singapore and the Philippines at the Bắc Giang Sports Competition Hall. Việt Nam’s players put on a dominant show right from the start, defeating Malaysia’s team in three matches, and losing one match. In the opening game, Nguyễn Thùy Linh, the top seed in Việt Nam’s women's team, used her home advantage and the enthusiastic cheers of local audiences to prevail over her opponent Nurshuhaini Siti (Malaysia). Nurshuhaini was blown away 21-9 and 21-8. Linh said she recognised that her … [Read more...] about S’pore, VN women cruise to badminton semis
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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.
The Vietnamese taekwondo team won four gold and one silver medals in the very first day of competition. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnamese taekwondo team won four gold and one silver medals in the very first day of competition at the 31st Southeast Asian Games ( SEA Games 31 ) on May 16. In the mixed freestyle team poomsae event, the Vietnamese team, comprising three women and five men, scored 7.799 points to bag the gold medal. Meanwhile, the Vietnamese athletes surpassed those from the Philippines with 7.782 points in the men’s team poomsae event to win the second gold medal. In the women’s team poomsae event, the Vietnamese team triumphed with a score of 8.016 points, higher than the runner-up of Thailand with 7.882 points. The fourth gold medal came to Pham Quoc Viet with 8.049 points in the men’s standard poomsae event. At the same time, Le Tran Kim Uyen brought home a silver medal at the women’s standard poomsae event. Taekwondo competitions … [Read more...] about SEA Games 31: Vietnamese taekwondo team have good start with four gold medals
With the achievement of a silver medal, shooter Phi Thanh Thao was awarded a hot bonus of VND5 million (US$218) from the leader of Vietnam Sports Delegation. This morning, the shooter and her teammate Le Thi Mong Tuyen qualified for the women’s 10-meter air rifle final. After the first 12 shots, Mong Tuyen was eliminated from the final against competitors of Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia with a total point of 120.4. In the next turns, shooter Phi Thanh Thao continued to hold the top three. In the last two shots being the 23rd and 24th shots of the final, athlete Thao was the second runner up with 246.2 points to win a silver medal. This was also the first medal from Vietnam’s shooting team. The gold medal belonged to Indonesian shooter Mubarokah with 247 points. On the competition day, Vietnam’s shooting team is waiting for more medals in the 25-meter rapid-fire pistol. By Minh Chien- Translated by Huyen Huong … [Read more...] about SEA Games 31: Vietnam’s shooting team earns first medal
In the final of men’s 5,000m, military athlete Nguyen Van Lai finished first in 16 minutes, 34 seconds and 12, securing a gold medal. Other gold medalists of Vietnam’s track and field team were Pham Thi Diem (women’s high jump with an achievement of 1.78m), Nguyen Tien Trong (men’slong jump – 7.80m), Nguyen Thi Huyen (women’s 400m – 52 seconds and 83). In jujitsu event, Phung Thi Hue pocketed a gold medal after defeating her Philippines rival in women’s 45kg category. Meanwhile, boxer Dao Hong Son defeated the Singaporean rival to win the gold medal in the men's 56kg category. In pétanque, players Hong Thoa and Lan Anh claimed an emphatic 13-2 victory over Malaysia’s Nurashimah Senin and Sharifah Aqilah Farhana Syed Ali to bag a gold medal for Vietnam. In bodybuilding, Dinh Kim Loan won the gold medal. In addition, Tran Hoang Duy Thuan and Bui Thi Thoa competed excellently to win the gold medal in the mixed doubles event. Meanwhile, the Vietnamese dance sport team won the 5th … [Read more...] about More golds for Vietnamese sports delegation at SEA Games 31
Accordingly, she clocked 9 min 46 sec during the women’s 3,000m hurdles, and broke her own record of 10 min and 0.02 sec set at the previous SEA Games 30. Earlier, she also triumphed in the women’s 1,500m and 5,000m hurdles categories on May 14 Therefore, she has completed gold hat-trick at the SEA Games 31. At the SEA Games 30 held in 2019, she also bagged three gold medals in similar hurdles categories. Nguyen Thi Oanh was born in 1995 in Bac Giang province. Before becoming a Vietnamese outstanding runner, she suffered from glomerulonephritis. Translated by Minh Anh … [Read more...] about SEA Games 31: Vietnamese runner bags gold hat-trick