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Weightlifter bags bronze

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:36 am




Weightlifter bags bronze


QĐND – Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 20:18 (GMT+7)

Weightlifter Nguyen Thi Hong finished with an 82.5kg lift in her third attempt to bag a bronze medal for Vietnam at the Asian ParaGames for disabled athletes in Guangzhou, China on Dec. 13.


Syria’s Baddour Noura took silver with two successful lifts, 72.5kg and 82.5kg, edging out Hong, who failed in his first two attempts. Gold went to China’s Fu Tiecan, who dominated with an 87.5kg lift.


The bronze puts Vietnam in 12th place in the medal tally after the first competition day.


Vietnam’s 57-member squad of disabled athletes will be looking to win at least five golds at the games, which opened on Dec. 13.The team will be competing in six out of 19 sports – track and field, swimming, table tennis, badminton, weightlifting and judo.


Four years ago, Vietnam climbed to the top ten of medal-winning nations after bagging nine golds, 27 silvers and 31 bronze medals in Malaysia .


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Northern province displays largest bronze drum in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2010 at 11:22 am

The largest bronze drum, which sets Vietnam Guinness Record, is being displayed at the Ho Chi Minh Commemorative House, northern Thanh Hoa Province.

The largest bronze drum in Vietnam is displayed in Thanh Hoa Province.

The drum was offered by Mr. Nguyen Xuan Lam’s family for the occasion of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23).

The drum has a height of 1.51m and weighs 1,840 kg. The drumhead features a Lac bird (a kind of bird in Vietnamese folktales), humans and animals with an eight-pointed star in the centre.


Four famous relics of Thanh Hoa province were embossed on its body, including the gravestone of Vinh Lang in Tho Xuan district, the Gia Mieu communal house in Ha Trung district, the old imperial city of the Ho dynasty and Ham Rong Bridge.

Source: SGGP

Vietnamese athlete wins 100m bronze medal

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 6:22 am




Vietnamese athlete wins 100m bronze medal


QĐND – Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 20:52 (GMT+7)

Vu Thi Huong pulled off a season’s best performance in the women’s 100m sprint on Nov. 22, but it was not enough to satisfy Vietnam’s desire for their first gold medal at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou.


The queen of Southeast Asian sprinting finished third for a bronze medal in a time of 11.43sec.


Vietnam’s fastest woman improved as the competition went on, having run 11.56 in Noc. 21’s qualifier and 11.46 in Nov. 22’s semi-final. But it was not enough for her to top the podium as Japan’s Chisato Fukushima, the Asian champion, stole the limelight with a time of 11.33.


The 22-year-old beat defending champion Guzel Khubbieva of Uzbekistan by just one hundredth of a second in a photo finish.


“It [11.43] is not my personal best but it is my best for this season,” said Huong. “Winning a medal is a good result for me because I have put a lot of effort into it.”


Huong’s bronze could not make Vietnam ‘s managers smile but they took comfort in the fact that it was the country’s first track and field medal ever at the Asian Games.


Coach Nguyen Dinh Minh said he was satisfied with Huong’s performance. “She ran well today despite a slower start compared to her rivals,” said Minh.


Duong Duc Thuy, head of the Athletics Department, said the bronze was very important for Vietnamese athletics.


“It is great success and a big step for Vietnam as it’s our first bronze in such a major sport at an event where all the athletes aim for the highest target.”


There were high hopes for Vietnam ahead of the final, as Huong lined up alongside teammate Le Ngoc Phuong.


Phuong surpassed her coach’s expectations this year, by leading home her heat before qualifying for Nov. 22’s final with a personal best time of 11.65. The An Giang province-born athlete had not been expected to make it through the heats and was competing at the Games to get an experience of international competition.


However, Phuong failed to repeat her time in the final, finishing last in 11.76. Phuong will pair with Huong and two other athletes in the 4x100m relay today before she participates in the 200m tomorrow.


On the men’s side, only Nguyen Dinh Cuong of Vietnam competed on Nov. 22 in the 1,500m. Cuong, who dominated the Southeast Asian Games, could not repeat the feat at the higher continental level, and failed to qualify for the final.


The Ninh Binh province athlete will take part in the 800m on Nov. 24.


In other news, Vietnam’s girls defeated Myanmar 21-9, 23-21 in the sepak takraw’s regu event. They will next meet hosts China on Nov. 23.


It was Vietnam’s only win on Nov. 22. Earlier, Vietnam lost 199-226 to Japan in the men’s team archery. While Ngo Thi Chung and Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai were sent home after their defeats in the women’s boxing. The fencers also suffered a loss of 22-45 to Japan in the women’s foil quarter-finals.


Vietnam ended the tenth day of competitions with 11 silver and 12 bronze medals, standing at 25th.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Central province hangs bronze bell to commemorate fallen soldiers

In Uncategorized on July 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Officials hung a six-ton bronze bell at the seventh-floor of the Dong Loc bell-tower at the historical Dong Loc T-junction in the central province of Ha Tinh on July 20, marking the 42-year anniversary of the Nga Ba Dong Loc (Dong Loc T-junction) Victory and the martyrdom of ten young female volunteers.

Artisan Nguyen Van Ung casting the 6-ton bell, which was hung in the bell tower of Dong Loc T- Junction Relic in Ha Tinh Province on July 20. (Photo: VNA)


The event also marks the 60th anniversary of Vietnam voluntary force’s traditional day (July 15) held by management board of the Dong Loc T-junction relic site and Lilama 5 Joint Stock Company.


The bell, four meters high and 1.95 meters wide, was cast by the artisan Nguyen Van Ung from Hoa Mai workshop in Ngu Xa village of Hanoi and was funded by donations from individuals, organizations and businesses nationwide.


The Dong Loc T-junction, which played a vital role in the transport of necessities and ammunition from the north and the south, is well-known for the story of 10 young unmarried female volunteers, who sacrificed their lives to ensure transport on the Ho Chi Minh Trail (July 24, 2010).


From 1965-1968, the US army dropped nearly 50,000 bombs and fired tens of thousands of missiles at T-junction, in the hope of cutting off the transport route to the southern front.


Dong Loc has become a historical symbol for the nation’s patriotic traditions.

Source: SGGP

Picture of Uncle Ho with the nation engraved on bronze drum

In Uncategorized on May 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm




Picture of Uncle Ho with the nation engraved on bronze drum


QĐND – Saturday, May 15, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

The Thanh Hoa Antiques’ Association has molded a bronze drum, measuring 120cm in diameter and 100cm in height, to celebrate Uncle Ho’s 120th birthday, and the 1000th year of Thang Long-Hanoi.


The bronze drum mimics the patterns on the Ngoc Lu bronze drum.


Engraved on the drum’s trunk are images of Uncle Ho with the nation, including Uncle Ho’s father’s home town; the Nha Rong wharf where Uncle Ho left Vietnam to find ways to liberate the country; Uncle Ho’s announcement of the Declaration of Independence at the Ba Dinh Square; Uncle Ho’s conversation with the Pioneer Brigade at the Hung Kings’ Temple; the Victory of Dien Bien Phu; Uncle Ho’s compilation of his testament; and Saigon on the liberation day.


The bronze drum will be delivered to the Museum of Ho Chi Minh on May 17th.


Source: TP


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

26 bronze drums ready for Hanoi millennial cerebration

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 6:00 am

Twenty-six out of 100 bronze drums being cast for the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi have now been completed, said a representative of the Thang Long-Hanoi Organizing Board at a meeting on March 16.









A representative of the Thang Long-Hanoi Organizing Board tests out one of the completed drums in Hanoi on March 16. (Photo:VOV)


The meeting was held at the Vietnam Revolution Museum in Hanoi by the Vietnam History Science Association.


In addition, 32 casting molds are now ready to make the other drums, said the representative.


To create the instruments, which are reproductions of the time-honored Ngoc Lu, Hoang Ha, Song Da and Quang Xuong drums, artisans are using traditional bronze-casting methods.


The drums are also being decorated using patterns and designs based on the originals, and will feature images related to Thang Long and Hanoi.


Ninety-nine of the 100 drums, which will measure 60 centimeters in diameter and 48 centimeters in height, are being cast in Dong Son District, believed to be the home of bronze-drum casting in Vietnam. 


A final drum, which will measure 1 meter in diameter and 79 centimeters in height, will be adorned with 1,000 dragon images and cast in the Hung Temple dedicated to Vietnam’s founders, the Hung Kings on the 10th of the Third Month, 2010 of the lunar calendar.


The remaining 74 drums are expected to be finished in August, 2010.


Once completed, all 100 drums will be displayed at Hanoi’s Temple of Literature and will be played just once at the grand ceremony for the millennium anniversary in October. They will then be presented to 63 cities and provinces, as well as to selected enterprises nationwide.


One of the drums will also be auctioned off, with the proceeds going towards helping poor children and children who are victims of Agent Orange.





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100 bronze drums being cast for millennial anniversary

In Vietnam Culture on December 23, 2009 at 11:34 am

The casting of 100 bronze drums for the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi kicked off in Dong Tien Commune, Dong Son District in the northern province of Thanh Hoa on December 22.









One of Dong Son drums. Dong Son drums are found in many provinces nationwide.


The work began with a ceremony held by the Lam Kinh Thanh Hoa Heritage Association in cooperation with the Cultural Heritage Association of Vietnam, Vietnam History Science Association, and Vietnam Young Business Association.


At the ceremony, artisans will use ovens to cast four drums, which are reproductions of the traditional Ngoc Lu, Hoang Ha, Song Da and Quang Xuong drums.


The 100 drums will then be cast by four famous craftsmen in Thanh Hoa Province including Nguyen Minh Tuan, Le Van Bay, Thieu Quang Tung and Dang Ich Hoan using traditional methods.


Ninety-nine of the 100 drums, which will measure 60 centimeters in diameter and 48 centimeters in height, will be cast in Dong Son District, believed to be the home of bronze-drum casting in Vietnam. 


Chairman of the Lam Kinh Thanh Hoa Heritage Association Ho Quang Son said the finished pieces will be decorated with words and dragon patterns.


A final drum will be adorned with 1,000 dragon images and cast in the Hung Temple dedicated to Vietnam’s founders, the Hung Kings on the 10th of the Third Month, 2010 of the lunar calendar.


The 100 bronze drums are expected to be completed on August 15, 2010 and ready for presentation at the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi.


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Ancient bronze drum, holy cow displayed in Quang Tri

In Vietnam Culture on November 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

A 2,000-year-old bronze drum and statue of the sacred cow Nandin are being displayed at the Quang Tri Museum to mark the 64th anniversary of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23, 1945).








2,00-year-old bronze drum is being displayed at the Quang Tri Museum.

The drum was recently unearthed in Tra Loc village, Hai Xuan Commune, Hai Lang District in the central province of Quang Tri.


The statue of holy cow Nandin was found in an ancient Champa tower in Kim Dau village, Cam An Commune, Cam Lo District in the province.


According to the ancient Champa people, the Nandin Bull was a pure white bull that the Hindu God Shiva rode on. The sacred cow was also considered a lord of the castle.


The two antiques are now being presented to the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism for recognition as national cultural heritage items.


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