Men and women athletes busy during Tet

Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien has had her sixth Tet far from home. - File Photos

HA NOI (VNS) - Many people are heading home to unite with their families after a hard working year. Other are making final preparations to decorate their homes to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Many athletes, however, have no such planned celebrations. Indeed, these athletes do not enjoy Tet, as they continue their intensive training before upcoming tournaments. For instance, this is the sixth year in a row that swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien must celebrate the new year far from her home. Vien is with her coach, Dang Anh Tuan, in the US as she trains for this summer's Olympic Games in Brazil. She recalled that in earlier years she felt homesick, but now it is easier to be far from home. The Viet Nam athlete said in 2015, which was her first Tet in the US, she was 15. Vien was allowed to call her parents on new year's eve, but could not speak and burst into tears. "I am not at home for another Tet, but it's ok. Everything I do is for my best results and for the nation's glory. It will … [Read more...]

Tennis star Ly Hoang Nam reaches career-high ranking

Ly Hoang Nam is now ranked 909th in the world, the highest ranking ever achieved by a Vietnamese player. — Photo vov.vn

Ly Hoang Nam of Viet Nam has reached a new point in his career after being ranked 909th in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals on February 1. The Tay Ninh Province-born player jumped three spots from his ranking last month. The new ranking is the highest he has achieved in his career and marks a new milestone for Viet Nam. Nam is currently in Viet Nam for intensive training and will participate in several Men's Futures events on clay court in China later this month. VNS … [Read more...]

Nam reaches career-high ranking

Ly Hoang Nam is now ranked 909th in the world, the highest ranking ever achieved by a Vietnamese player. — Photo vov.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Ly Hoang Nam of Viet Nam has reached a new point in his career after being ranked 909th in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals on February 1. The Tay Ninh Province-born player jumped three spots from his ranking last month. The new ranking is the highest he has achieved in his career and marks a new milestone for Viet Nam. Nam is currently in Viet Nam for intensive training and will participate in several Men's Futures events on clay courts in China later this month. — VNS … [Read more...]

Forbes Vietnam unveils top 30 outstanding people under 30

Kieu Giang The people on the list come from different fields like startup business, science, art, music, entertainment and sport. They include Nguyen Thanh Ngu, CEO of Thanh Thanh Cong Tay Ninh JSC, Nguyen Hai Ninh, founder and CEO of The Coffee House chain store, Nguyen Hoang Giang, CEO of VNDirect, Pham Kim Hung, founder of TechElite, doctor Doan Xuan Quang Minh from the French National Centre for Scientific Research, fashion designer Lam Gia Khang, tennis player Ly Hoang Nam, Nguyen Thai Dong Huong, co-founder of VYE, pianist Nguyen Tuan Manh and singer Mai Hong Ngoc (stage name Dong Nhi). The Under 30 Summit where these 30 outstanding people are honored may be held in April. The 30 Under 30 List and the Under 30 Summit are part of Forbes Vietnam’s effort to promote entrepreneurship and leadership among young people in Vietnam. … [Read more...]

Forbes VN announces outstanding young Vietnamese in 2016

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VGP - The Forbes Viet Nam Magazine announced on January 25 a list of 30 most prominent Vietnamese under the age of 30 in different fields, known as the "30 Under 30". The "30 under 30" list was first drawn up in 2015 to boost the startup spirit and desire for success among youngsters. Those on the list are the brightest minds with positive influence in their respective fields, ranging from business, technology start-up and science to social work, arts, music, entertainment and sports. Some of the most notable figures are Nguyen Thanh Ngu, CEO of Thanh Thanh Cong Sugar Company; Tran Hoang Viet, deputy director of XLE Group; Nguyen Hai Ninh, founder and CEO of The Coffee House. Tennis player Ly Hoang Nam along with Tan Thi Shu – founder and Director of the Sapa O’Chau tourism company and Nguyen Thi Cam Van – founder and CEO of the Handikit company, were also named in the list. More and more young people start business in the field of technology and they use the … [Read more...]

Forbes Vietnam announces outstanding individuals of 2016

Outstanding figures under 30 years old in 2016 (Photo: Forbes Vietnam)

(VOVworld) - The Forbes Vietnam Magazine announced on Monday a list of 30 outstanding figures under the age of 30 in various fields. The "30 under 30" list was first drawn up in 2015 to boost the entrepreneurial spirit and desire for success among young people, said Nguyen Bao Hoang, chairman of Interactive Media, the commercial representative for Forbes Vietnam. Hoang said it also aims to honor the young talents who have wide influence in fields such as business, tech start-ups, science, social work, art, music, entertainment, and sports. Nguyen Lan Anh, Editorial secretary of Forbes Vietnam, said more and more young people start businesses in the field of technology and they use the internet as a tool to deliver their services. This year’s notable figures include Nguyen Thanh Ngu – CEO of the Thanh Thanh Cong Tay Ninh Sugar Joint Stock Company; Nguyen Hai Ninh – founder and CEO of the Coffee House chain; and tennis player Ly Hoang Nam. … [Read more...]

Forbes announces Vietnam’s 30 most outstanding young people in 2016

Outstanding figures under 30 years old in 2016 (Source: Forbes Vietnam)

VietNamNet Bridge – Forbes Vietnam has released its list of 30 of Vietnam's brightest stars under the age of 30 in different fields, including business, communications, science and technology, social activities, music, entertainment and sports. "30 Under 30" is a list of rising stars of the future generation in various fields that was issued by Forbes USA magazine for the first time five years ago. This is the second time Forbes Vietnam has published a "30 under 30" list. The candidates for the list were nominated by the public and then selected by the category judges of Forbes Vietnam. There are many familiar names in the list, such as Vietnam’s top tennis player Ly Hoang Nam, pop singer Dong Nhi, pianist Nguyen Manh Tuan. Ms. Nguyen Lan Anh, Editorial secretary of Forbes Vietnam said, in Vietnamthere were young people under the age of 30 assigned to important positions in large enterprises. Besides, some are struggling to create new business models or technology-based … [Read more...]

Forbes Vietnam announces outstanding figures in 2016

Outstanding figures under 30 years old in 2016

The Forbes Vietnam Magazine announced on January 25 a list of 30 outstanding figures under the age of 30 and active in various fields. The "30 under 30" list was first drawn up in 2015 to boost the startup spirit and desire for success among youngsters, said Nguyen Bao Hoang, chairman of Interactive Media, the commercial representative for Forbes Vietnam. It also aims to honour the young talents who have wide influence on the fields they are active in such as business, technological start-up, science, social activities, art, music, entertainment, and sports, he added. Notable figures include Nguyen Thanh Ngu – CEO of the Thanh Thanh Cong Tay Ninh Sugar Joint Stock Company; Tran Hoang Viet – Deputy Director of the XLE Gro (a leading sports organisation in Vietnam); Nguyen Hai Ninh – founder and CEO of the Coffee House store chain; and Le Thi Phuong Giang – General Director of An Corporative. Tennis player Ly Hoang Nam along with Tan Thi Shu – … [Read more...]

Outstanding athletes receive awards

Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien holding the cup at the ceremony. Photo: vtv.vn

PANO - The Victory Cup awards to honour Vietnamese athletes who made great contributions to the country’s sports sector in 2015 went to Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien and Chess master Le Quang Liem, at the awarding ceremony in Hanoi on January 15th. Vietnam’s top Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien defeated Gymnast Pham Thi Ha Thanh and Cyclist Nguyen Thi That to claim the best female athlete prize. 2015 was a successful year for Swimmer Vien, as she bagged eight golds and broke eight records at the 28th SEA Games. She has won the title "Best Athlete of the Year of 2015", successfully defending her title for the third consecutive year. In the men’s class, Chess master Le Quang Liem beat Tennis star Ly Hoang Nam and Fencer Vu Thanh Anh to clinch the cup. Additionally, the organizing panel granted several prizes: the best young athlete, the most loved athlete, the best coach, the best team and the best sport moment, and other awards. This year’s awards, the first of its … [Read more...]

Swimmer Anh Vien named Vietnam’s 2015 best athlete

Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien was named Vietnam’s most outstanding athlete in 2015

Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, as expected, was selected as Vietnam’s most outstanding athlete in 2015 thanks to her excellent performance throughout the year. Vien, born in 1996 in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, won 1,031 votes in a poll that gathered 160 sports correspondents, the General Department of Sports and Physical Training said on January 13. At the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore last year, she obtained eight gold medals and broke eight Games records. She also secured one silver and one bronze at the International Swimming Federation World Cup in Russia; one gold, one silver and one bronze at the Military World Games in the Republic of Korea; and seven gold, five silver and one bronze medals at the Southeast Asia Age Group Swimming Championships in Vietnam’s Da Nang city. Runners-up to the swimmer were runner Nguyen Thi Huyen, tennis player Ly Hoang Nam and gymnast Phan Thi Ha Thanh. Meanwhile, swimming coach Dang Anh Tuan was named the best coach … [Read more...]

Swimmer Anh Vien named Vietnam’s Athlete of the Year

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Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, 19, has been named Vietnam's Athlete of the Year 2015. Photo: Kha Hoa After a successful 2015, Nguyen Thi Anh Vien was voted Athlete of the Year at a ceremony in Hanoi on Wednesday. The 19-year-old swimmer from the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho topped the list of 10 best athletes of the year 2015 with 1,031 points, based on votes from sports journalists across the country. At the 28th Southeast Asian Games in June in Singapore, Vien won eight gold, one silver and one bronze medals and broke eight regional records. She also became the first Vietnamese swimmer to win World Cup medals. Vien bagged a bronze medal at the women’s 400m individual medley in Paris on August 16, her third medal at the 2015 International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Cup series. Earlier, she had won a silver in women’s 400m individual medley and a bronze in 200m individual medley at the event’s Moscow stop. Her coach Dang Anh Tuan said he has never seen any athlete … [Read more...]

Military swimmer obtains noble title for the third consecutive time

Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien.

PANO - Vietnam’s top swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien has won the title "Best Athlete of the Year of 2015", successfully defending her title for the third consecutive year. According to the ratings by local sports officials, experts and journalists, Vien received the highest number of votes with 1,031 points, followed by short-distance runner Nguyen Thi Huyen (619 points), tennis player Ly Hoang Nam (585 points), gymnast Pham Thi Ha Thanh (501) and weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan (482 points). 2015 was a successful year for swimmer Vien, who is now a non-commissioned Captain from Defence Sports and Physical Training Centre 4 of Military Zone 9 of the Vietnam People’s Army, as she bagged eight golds and broke eight records at the 28th SEA Games. Additionally, she pocketed one silver and two bronzes at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Swimming World Cup; seven golds at the Asian Age Group Championships; and one gold, one silver and one bronze at the Military World … [Read more...]

Swimmer Vien named best Vietnamese athlete of 2015

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien has been named the most outstanding Vietnamese athlete of 2015. — Photo baomoi.com

HA NOI (VNS) — Nguyen Thi Anh Vien was named the most outstanding Vietnamese athlete of 2015 on January 13. Vien overcame many candidates in a poll conducted among 160 sports journalists at home and abroad. The 19-year-old Vien was ranked first in a list of the ten most outstanding athletes with 1,031 points. This is the third consecutive time Vien has won the yearly award. Track and field athlete Nguyen Thi Huyen came second with 619 points and tennis player Ly Hoang Nam finished third with 585 points. Last year, at the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore in June, Vien broke eight records and qualified in four categories for this year's Brazilian Olympics. Vien brought home two silvers and one bronze at the World Cup. She also won one gold and one bronze at the sixth Military World Games. With her outstanding performance, Vien was named one of Asia's five best female swimmers by US based Swimswam magazine. Coach Dang Anh Tuan, who trains Vien, was voted as the most … [Read more...]

Viet Nam takes measures to prevent Zika virus

Top tennis player Ly Hoang Nam (Source: VNA)A health worker sprays chemicals to kill mosquitoes at a residential area in Truong Dinh Ward, Hoang Mai District in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Ngoc

No cases of the Zika virus have been discovered in Viet Nam, but people travelling from Zika virus-affected countries should keep an eye on their health condition for a fortnight. The Health Ministry's Department of Preventive Medicine has said that those who experience fever need to visit hospitals or health clinics near them for further check-ups. Tran Dac Phu, head of the department said that the ministry was working with the World Health Organisation to supervise the study the disease. Viet Nam is currently fighting with dengue fever, which was transmitted by mosquitoes, also responsible for the Zika virus. Thus, it is possible that the virus could enter the country. The ministry has recommended that people should take measures to reduce the breeding of mosquitoes, such as covering all containers of water to prevent mosquitoes from breeding, disposing waste such as bottles, vases, coconut shells, and used tires and tubes. The Zika virus spreads through mosquito bites. The … [Read more...]

Anh Vien named best Vietnamese athlete of 2015

(VOV) - Young star swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien has been voted as the best Vietnamese athlete of 2015 in a poll conducted in Hanoi on January 12 following her overwhelming victory. According to the organizing board, AnhVien won the majority of votes with the highest score of 1031 points, following by athlete Nguyen Thi Huyen (619 points) and tennis player Ly Hoang Nam (595 points). Vien had a fruitful 2015 with a collection of 8 gold medals at the 28th Southeast Asian Games, two silvers and one bronze from the World Cup, seven gold and 5 silver medals at the 8th Asian Age Swimming Championship and one gold, one silver, two bronze medals at the sixth Military World Games. In 2015, Vien was named one of Asia's five best female swimmers by US based Swimswam magazine. Dang Anh Tuan, who trains AnhVien, was honoured as the most outstanding coach of 2015. … [Read more...]

Cong Phuong, Anh Vien nominated for title “Best Athlete of the Year 2015″

Cong Phuong (L) and Anh Vien. Photo: anninhthudo.vn

PANO - The Organizing Committee for the title "Best Athlete of the Year 2015" will work on a list of athletes nominated from different localities and sports units. Most prominent in the list are swimmer Anh Vien and football player Cong Phuong. As for Anh Vien, the athlete of Can Tho became a rising star in Vietnam's sports when she snatched eight gold medals and broke eight records during SEA Games 28. Moreover, Anh Vien broke a record when she won three tickets for the 2016 Olympic Games. Anh Vien also pocketed more medals in different world and international swimming events. Cong Phuong, having won the best young male player title, was also nominated. He is one of the seven football players on the nomination list, namely Anh Duc, Văn Quyet, Thanh Luong, Cong Phuong, Kieu Trinh, Minh Nguyet and Huyen Nhu. The other athletes nominated for the title "Best Athlete of the Year 2015" include Thach Nhu Tuan (weightlifting), Nguyen Thi Hien (athletics), Ly Hoang Nam (tennis). Source: … [Read more...]

Nam moves up in ATP rankings

Ly Hoang Nam has jumped one spot to 912th in the latest ATP rankings announced on January 11. — Photo baomoi.com

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's top tennis player Ly Hoang Nam jumped one spot to 912th in the latest ATP rankings announced on January 11. This is the best ranking a Vietnamese tennis player has achieved so far. Nam jumped 126 places to 913th last month, becoming the first Vietnamese tennis player to enter the ATP's top 1,000 rankings. Nam, who has won the Wimbledon boys' doubles title, will take part in two Men's Future events in Egypt later this month. He hopes to break into the world's top 500 rankings this year. — VNS … [Read more...]

Vietnam might host Davis Cup tie as opponent Indonesia cries off

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Ly Hoang Nam, 18, is expected to help Vietnam maintain in Asia/Oceania's Group 2 at Davis Cup. Photo: Bach Duong Vietnam will host its Davis Cup tie against Indonesia if the International Tennis Federation accepts Indonesia’s plea that it cannot, according to the Vietnam Tennis Federation. It is unclear why Indonesia cannot to host the event but it is probably for security reasons, Nguyen Quoc Ky, the VTF general secretary, said. The Asia/Oceania zone Group 2 tie will be played from March 4 to 6. Vietnam will be represented by its strongest possible team consisting of Ly Hoang Nam, Nguyen Hoang Thien, Le Quoc Khanh, Lam Quang Tri, Pham Minh Tuan, and Trinh Linh Giang. The other teams in group 2 are Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. The winner of the Vietnam-Indonesia tie will play the second round in July against the winner of the match between Sri Lanka and Thailand. The losers will go into the play-offs. Vietnam is expected to … [Read more...]

Viet Nam’s top 10 sporting events of 2015

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. Nguyen Thi Anh Vien is one of Asia's top five female swimmers. At the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore in June, Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, 19, broke eight records and earned tickets to compete in four categories at the Brazil Olympics next year. Born in the southern province of Can Tho, Vien brought home two silvers and one bronze from the World Cup. She also won one gold and one bronze at the sixth Military World Games. 1 Due to her outstanding performances, Vien was named one of Asia's five best female swimmers by the prestigious US-based Swimswam magazine. 2. Weightlifters earn three slots to compete in Brazil for the first time. Viet Nam's weightlifting team made history by winning three tickets to compete at the next Olympic Games in Brazil. The team won two silvers and two bronzes at the World Weightlifting Championships to finish 20th overall. Following the International Weightlifting Federation's rules, teams ranked from 19th to 24th receive three berths for the Brazil … [Read more...]

Vietnam to host Challenger Tour event

Vietnam will host the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour next year, announced the ATP. This will be the second time that Vietnam has hosted a tournament under the ATP Challenger Tour system. This year, the tournament took place at Lan Anh Tennis Club in Ho Chi Minh City in October under the name Challenger Vietnam Open 2015. The US$50,000 event featured 160 tennis players from around the world, including those in the ATP's top 300. Vietnam's tennis stars Ly Hoang Nam and Nguyen Hoang Thien have already been given wild cards to the main rounds of both the singles and doubles categories. Nam rose two places to 913rd position in the latest ATP rankings yesterday. … [Read more...]