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North Korean Club 4.25 won the VTV Binh Dien Long An Cup after beating Lien Viet Postbank 25-23, 18-25, 25-23, 25-21 in the final match. — Photo laodong.com.vn

HCM City dominate in the pool HCM City's swimmers dominated the National Short-Course Swimming and Fins-swimming Championships with a haul of 21 gold, 11 silver and eight bronze medals after four days. Long An bagged five golds while Quang Ninh trailed with three golds. The Saigonese swimmers swept the team events in Hue yesterday, March 30 The women's team finished first in the 400m freestyle relay in 4min 1.93sec, beating Quang Ninh and Long An in the 25m pool competition. Meanwhile, the men's team took gold in the 200m medley relay in 1:44.46. Le Thi My Thao of Binh Phuoc also took two gold medals in the women's 100m butterfly in 1:03.13 and the 400m individual medley in 5:01.19. Duong Thi Thom also bagged a gold for Quang Ninh when she did the women's 50m backstroke in 29.56sec. Meanwhile, Long An's Tran Duc Tai took home gold in the men's 50m backstroke with 29.30. Pham Thanh Nguyen from Long An also won the men's 100m freestyle in 52.52. Tran Duy Khoi of HCM City won … [Read more...]

Vietnamese tennis team earn spot in Davis Cup Group II

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Nguyen Hoang Thien defeated 2-0 Phillip King from Hong Kong. (Credit: thethao.tuoitre.vn) NDO – The Vietnamese tennis team beat their rivals from Hong Kong (China) 2-0 in the final Group III play-off on March 28, moving on to play in the Asia/Oceania Zone Group II at next year’s Davis Cup season. Playing strong, Nguyen Hoang Thien defeated his more experienced opponent Phillip King in only 55 minutes in the first singles match. The second singles match witnessed the competition between two young players, Ly Hoang Nam from Vietnam and Andrew Li from Hong Kong. Unfortunately, Hoang Nam suffered a 4-6 loss to his rival in the first set. However, Nam lit up hopes for Vietnam by finishing off Andrew Li 6-3 and 6-2 in the second and third sets, respectively. With the consecutive victories of two young players in singles matches, the two countries agreed not to play in the doubles match. The 2-0 victory helped Vietnam earn a spot in Group II next year. … [Read more...]

Sports News 30/3

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Thanh wins gymnastics gold Phan Thi Ha Thanh of Viet Nam won the gold medal in the women's beam event in the eighth FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup in Qatar. She had no difficultly, leading the qualifying round with 14.050 points. With the clean moves she exhibited in the final on Saturday, she earned 14.250 points and the top position. Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland came in a close second to win the silver medal with 14.125 points, followed by Romanian Diana Bulimar, who won the bronze medal with 14.025 points. This is the second medal that the sole Vietnamese participant grabbed in Doha. Earlier, she won a silver medal in the vault event. Thanh has now joined her Canadian teammate for a short training course to prepare for the upcoming 28th Southeast Asian Games and other international tournaments scheduled for later this year. Viet Nam progress in Davis Cup Viet Nam have secured a berth in next season's Davis Cup Group II Asia/Oceania. On Saturday, they defeated … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam serves up a record double

Top Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam (Photo:FB) Top Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam has emerged as both the men's singles and doubles champion of the 25th Sarawak Chief Minister's Cup (I) ITF Junior Tennis Championship (Grade 1) in Malaysia. This is the first time that a Vietnamese player won a Grade 1 international tournament. In the men's singles final on March 22, Nam, who holds the 46th position in world rankings, defeated the Republic of Korea's Oh Chan-yeong, who ranks number 31, two sets to none (6-3, 6-0). To prepare for the final match, Nam and his Swedish coach, Christian Brydniak, drew up a detailed plan, which paid off. To advance to the final, Nam, who is seeded No 4, bested 6th seed Soon Woo-kwon of the Republic of Korea in the men's singles semi-final. In addition, Nam and Lim Alberto of the Philippines won the men's doubles trophy after defeating the Chinese duo of Wu Hao and Wu Yibing 2-0 (7-6, 6-2) in the final. Earlier, Nam and Alberto, who is … [Read more...]

Hoang Nam crowned champion at ITF Junior G1 tournament’s singles event

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Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam claimed the championship title of the boys’ singles event of the 25th Sarawak Chief Minister's Cup (I) ITF Junior Tennis tournament (Grade 1) in Malaysia after defeating the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Chan Yeong Oh on March 22. Tennis player Ly Hoang Nam claimed the championship title of the boys’ singles event of the ITF Juninor G1 tournament. Before the final match, the RoK’s player, rated 31st in the ITF Junior rankings, was ranked higher than the Vietnamese tennis champion, Ly Hoang Nam, who stood at 49th position. However, Hoang Nam caused a big surprise as he effortlessly beat his rival 6-3 in the first set and 6-0 in the second set, claiming the championship title and furthering his winning streak. Hoang Nam failed to lose a single set at the tournament. Ly Hoang Nam is the first Vietnamese tennis player to claim the top spot at the ITF Juninor G1 Championships. Earlier, Vietnam’s star player and his … [Read more...]

Nam serves up a record double at ITF Junior Tennis Championship

Ly Hoang Nam (second left) and Lim Alberto of the Philippines (second right) pose with the men's doubles trophy at the 25th Sarawak Chief Minister's Cup (I) ITF Junior Tennis Championship (Grade 1) in Malaysia. — Photo tennishouse.com

VietNamNet Bridge – Top Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam has emerged as both the men's singles and doubles champion of the 25th Sarawak Chief Minister's Cup (I) ITF Junior Tennis Championship (Grade 1) in Malaysia. This is the first time that a Vietnamese player won a Grade 1 international tournament. In the men's singles final yesterday (March 22), Nam, who holds the 46th position in world rankings, defeated South Korea's Oh Chan-yeong, who ranks number 31, two sets to none (6-3, 6-0). "I am very happy with this achievement. This marks a stage of great progress for my career," he was quoted as saying by online newspaper vnexpress.net. To prepare for the final match, Nam and his Swedish coach, Christian Brydniak, drew up a detailed plan, which paid off. To advance to the final, Nam, who is seeded No 4, bested 6th seed Soon Woo-kwon of South Korea in the men's singles semi-final. In addition, Nam and Lim Alberto of the Philippines won the men's doubles trophy after … [Read more...]

Nam serves up a record double

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Top Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam has emerged as both the men's singles and doubles champion of the 25th Sarawak Chief Minister's Cup (I) ITF Junior Tennis Championship (Grade 1) in Malaysia. This is the first time that a Vietnamese player won a Grade 1 international tournament. In the men's singles final on March 22, Nam, who holds the 46th position in world rankings, defeated the Republic of Korea's Oh Chan-yeong, who ranks number 31, two sets to none (6-3, 6-0). "I am very happy with this achievement. This marks a stage of great progress for my career," he was quoted as saying by online newspaper vnexpress.net. To prepare for the final match, Nam and his Swedish coach, Christian Brydniak, drew up a detailed plan, which paid off. To advance to the final, Nam, who is seeded No 4, bested 6th seed Soon Woo-kwon of South Korea in the men's singles semi-final. In addition, Nam and Lim Alberto of the Philippines won the men's doubles trophy after defeating the Chinese duo … [Read more...]

Hoang Nam on fire at Malaysia Cup

(VOV) - Vietnamese young tennis star Ly Hoang Nam summarily defeated strong rival Kwon Soon Woo of the Republic of Korea (RoK) on March 21 in two straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, in the semi-final round of the 25th Sarawak Chief Minister's Cup in Malaysia. Hoang Nam, currently 49th in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior rankings, has performed explosively at the tournament defeating formidable rivals Jones Scott of Australia, Hao Sheng Koay of Malaysia, Yu Yibing of China and Kwon Soon Woo of the RoK. Vietnam’s leading tennis player is on a hot streak and has yet to lose even a single set at the tourney. His next faces off with either Chan Yeong Oh of the RoK (31st in ITF rankings ) or Alberto Lim of the Phillipines (109th in ITF ranking) depending on the outcome of their match up. … [Read more...]

All Vietnamese players ousted from Ha Noi badminton competition

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All Vietnamese players ousted from Ha Noi badminton competition All Vietnamese players were ousted from the Ciputra Hanoi-Yonex Sunrise Vietnam International Challenge, currently being held at the Cau Giay Gymnasium. Yesterday was a bad day for the hosts as their players failed to find a berth in the third round matches, although three players were competing in the singles events and eight in the doubles events. The defeat of No. 3 seed Vu Thi Trang was the most unexpected as she quickly lost 13-21, 14-21 in only 45 minutes to the unseeded Supanida Katethong of Thailand in the women's singles. National young star Pham Cao Cuong failed to overthrow the No 1 seed Suppanyu Avihingsanon, also from Thailand. He was defeated 18-21, 19-21 in the men's singles. His teammate Nguyen Hoang Nam shared the same fate after he led his Thai rival Pannawit Thongnuama to a victory with the score of 19-21, 21-17, 21-19. In the women's doubles match, Vu Thi Trang and her partner Nguyen Thi Sen were … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam enters ITF Junior G1 semifinals in Malaysia

Ly Hoang Nam has lost no games so far at the ITF Junior G1 tournament in Malaysia.

NDO – Vietnam’s premier tennis player Ly Hoang Nam made it through to the semifinals of the 25th Sarawak Chief Minister's Cup (I) ITF Junior Tennis Championship (Grade 1) after outplaying Chinese Wu Yibing in their quarterfinal match in Kuching, Malaysia on March 20. >> Vietnamese tennis player finishes second at Chang Thailand ITF Junior G1 Hoang Nam, rated 49th in the ITF Junior rankings, won the first set 6/3 before putting out Wu’s efforts for resurgence in the second set with a score of 6/4 in Nam’s favour. Nam has been enjoying an impressive winning streak so far in the tournament, losing no sets in the last three rounds. Earlier, the Vietnamese fourth seed overcame Australian Scott Jones 6/1, 6/3 in the second round before crushing Malaysian Koay Hao Sheng in two sets, both at 6/1, to make the quarterfinals. In the semifinals scheduled for tomorrow, Hoang Nam will take on ITF Junior No. 62 Soon Woo Kwon of the Republic of Korea (RoK), who … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam advances at 25th Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup

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Top Vietnamese male tennis player Ly Hoang Nam advanced to the third round in the men’s single event and quarter-final round of the double men’s event at the 25th Sarawak Chief Minister's Cup in Malaysia on March 18th. As the fourth seed in the championship, the 18 years old athlete automatically passed over the first round, to play with the youth world’s 148th Scott Jones from Australia. He then easily overcame the challenge of Malaysian player, Hao Sheng Koay (17 years old) 6-1 and 6-3 in the next round. In the men’s doubles event, Ly Hoang Nam and Alberto Lim from the Philippines, also automatically passed over the first round being seeded fifth. The two players scored 6-3 and 6-2 victories over William Matheson (New Zealand) and Patrik Rikl (Czech Republic). In the quarter final round, their rivals will be the fourth seed Yuya Ito (Japan) and Tung-lin Wu (Taiwan). This tournament is part of Group I of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the same … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam finishes second at Chang Thailand ITF Junior G1

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Young Vietnamese tennis talent Ly Hoang Nam missed out on the historic championship title of the 2015 Chang Thailand ITF Junior G1 after conceding two sets (3/6, 7/9) to Japanese Akira Santillan in their semifinal clash on March 7. Santillan has been named top seed of the tournament with his 12th-place position in the ITF Junior Rankings. He previously made the boys’ single semifinals and the boys’ doubles quarterfinals at the 2015 Australia Open Juniors in January, where he beat Vietnam’s Ly Hoang Nam 2-1 in the second round (4/6, 7/6 and 6/4). In their Saturday meeting, Hoang Nam was not able to utilise the opportunity to revenge his Australia Open loss against Santillan. After a prompt first-set 3-6 defeat, the Vietnamese player made an impressive resurgence in the second set leading 2/0, 4/2 and 5/3, but only to see his efforts put out by Santillan, who fought back to equalise 6/6 before claiming the set 9/7 in tiebreaks. Despite missing the overall … [Read more...]

Vietnamese tennis player finishes second at Chang Thailand ITF Junior G1

Ly Hoang Nam has made his most successful international performance so far. (Credit: AFP)

NDO – Young Vietnamese tennis talent Ly Hoang Nam missed out on the historic championship title of the 2015 Chang Thailand ITF Junior G1 after conceding two sets (3/6, 7/9) to Japanese Akira Santillan in their semifinal clash on March 7. Santillan has been named top seed of the tournament with his 12th-place position in the ITF Junior Rankings. He previously made the boys’ single semifinals and the boys’ doubles quarterfinals at the 2015 Australia Open Juniors in January, where he beat Vietnam’s Ly Hoang Nam 2-1 in the second round (4/6, 7/6 and 6/4). In their Saturday meeting, Hoang Nam was not able to utilise the opportunity to revenge his Australia Open loss against Santillan. After a prompt first-set 3-6 defeat, the Vietnamese player made an impressive resurgence in the second set leading 2/0, 4/2 and 5/3, but only to see his efforts put out by Santillan, who fought back to equalise 6/6 before claiming the set 9/7 in tiebreaks. Despite missing the … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – March 8

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Happy International Women’s Day, dear readers! -- General Phung Quang Thanh, Vietnam’s Minister of National Defense, and his Cambodian counterpart, General Tea Banh, signed a protocol and cooperation plan between the two ministries for this year in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday afternoon. Society -- A Vietnam Airlines flight which departed from Hanoi at 7:30 am on Saturday and was destined for the southern city of Can Tho failed to land at Can Tho Airport due to technical problems after approaching it. The plane then flew to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City instead. After a 1.5-hour wait, all the passengers were transferred to another plane, which carried them to Can Tho Airport. -- Around 3:00 pm on Saturday, a crane, which measures 46 meters in length, collapsed on a section of Nguyen Huu Tho Street in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi. The incident injured no one but caused traffic congestion for a while. -- According to Ho Chi Minh City's Urban … [Read more...]

Hoang Nam advances to Thailand Junior G1 finals

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(VOV) -Vietnamese Ly Hoang Nam has advanced to the final round of the Chang Thailand Junior G1 boys singles finals ongoing in Thailand with a victory over Australia’s Marc Polmans. Hoang Nam handily won the match on March 6 in two straight sets 6-3 and 6-3. Earlier in the day he defeated the tournament's No2 seed Djurabeack Karimov of Uzbekistan (world No24). This was the first time the Vietnamese player (world No70) has qualified for a world junior tennis championships held by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). In the finals, Hoang Nam will meet the winner of a semi-final match between Akira Santillan of Japan (world No12) and Chan Yeong Oh of the Republic of Korea (world No25). Earlier, in the boy’s double event, Hoang Nam and his teammate Daniel Nolan of Australia failed to qualify for the final round as the duo lost 2-0 to Japanese opponents Yuya Ito and Akira Santillan. … [Read more...]

Nam reaches Chang Thailand ITF Junior G1 semi-finals

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VietNamNet Bridge – Ly Hoang Nam of Viet Nam entered the boys' singles semi-finals at the Chang Thailand ITF Junior G1 in Bangkok on March 5. The national champion delivered an outstanding performance against No 2 seed Djurabeck Karimov of Uzbekistan to progress. Karimov lost the first set 5-7 before retiring before the second set had got underway. "It is hot in Thailand which made us both feel exhausted. It's probably one of the reasons he was forced to quit after losing the first set," said Nam. Nam will next play No 4 seed Marc Polmans of Australia, who is 28th in the world junior rankings. Polmans reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open's junior event in January. Nam however was stopped in the quarter-final round in the boys' doubles with partner Daniel Nolan. The No 5 seeds lost 7-6(5), 6-4 to No 2 seeds Yuya Ito and Arika Santillan. The annual Chang Thailand tournament will conclude on March 7, with points counting towards a berth at the French Open in … [Read more...]

Nam seeded ninth for ITF Chang tennis championship

Ly Hoang Nam is seeded ninth at the Chang Thailand ITF Junior Grade 1, to be held in Bangkok from March 2 to 7. — File photo

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's No 1 tennis player Ly Hoang Nam is seeded ninth for the Chang Thailand ITF Junior Grade 1, to be held in Bangkok from March 2 to 7. Nam, who ranks 70th in the world junior rankings, will face several young talents in this event such as world number 12 Santillan Arika of Australia and world number 28 Chang Yeong Oh of South Korea. However, the Vietnamese player has set a target of advancing to the event's semi-final round. After this tournament, he will join his teammates to compete in the 2015 Davis Cup's Asia/Oceania Zone Group 3, to be held in Malaysia from March 25 to 28. VNS … [Read more...]

Former national champ called up to lead team for Davis Cup tie

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Former national champion Do Minh Quan (Photo: sggp.org.vn) The Vietnam Tennis Federation has called players to prepare for the coming international events. Former national champion Do Minh Quan, who is undergoing a training course to become a coach in the US, will join the five-member men's team. The 10-time national champion will take charge as the captain of the team for the Davis Cup Asian Zone 3 matches in April. The squad will also include Vietnam's top player Ly Hoang Nam, who performed superbly in the second round of the Australian Open's junior championships in January. Six female players will also be called at the same time. They will have a long-term training course to prepare for the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore this June.-VNA … [Read more...]

Quan to return to VN for Davis Cup

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The Viet Nam Tennis Federation has called players to prepare for the coming international events. Former national champion Do Minh Quan, who is undergoing a training course to become a coach in the United States, will join the five-member men's team. The 10-time national champion will take charge as the captain of the team for the Davis Cup Asian Zone 3 matches in April. The squad will also include Viet Nam's top player Ly Hoang Nam, who performed superbly in the second round of the Australian Open's junior championships in January. Six female players will also be called at the same time. They will have a long-term training course to prepare for the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore this June. VNS … [Read more...]

Vietnam sports 2015 expects new wind from young generation

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Many major regional and international sporting events will come in this year, such as the 28th ASEAN Games and the primary tournament for Olympic Games 2016. Accordingly, Vietnam has high expectations of the younger generation like Thach Kim Tuan, Phan Thi Ha Thanh, Quach Thi Lan, Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, Ly Hoang Nam and the country targets to collect more and more medals in two sport festivals. In order to harvest the best achievements, Vietnamese talent athletes need to try their best. This is a list of Vietnamese young talent athletes, who are expected to win medals in the 28th SEA Games: 1. Weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan Top Vietnamese weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan experienced an extremely successful year in 2014 with series of 11 new records at home and abroad, including three gold medals and two records at the World Youth Weightlifting Championships; one silver and two records at the 17th Asian Games; one gold and two silver medals at the World Weightlifting Championships; and three … [Read more...]