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Vietnam secures first ASIAD gold medal

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Vietnam secures first ASIAD gold medal

QĐND – Friday, November 26, 2010, 20:40 (GMT+7)

Vietnam’s thirst for gold at the 16th Asian Games was quenched on November 25 as martial artist Le Bich Phuong defeated Japanese world champion Kobayashi Miki 4-3 in the 55kg division of the women’s karate competition.

Miki took the lead first, then Bich Phuong gained a 1-1 draw in the tense final at the Guangdong gymnasium. With an excellent blow, Phuong later scored three points to make it 4-1.

The world champion was determined to gain more points during the remaining time but scored only an additional two points.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

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

Vietnamese ambassador honoured with RoK’s medal

In Uncategorized on June 5, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Vietnamese ambassador honoured with RoK’s medal

QĐND – Saturday, June 05, 2010, 21:13 (GMT+7)

Vietnamese Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (RoK) Pham Tien Van has been awarded with the RoK’s Order of Diplomatic Service Merit, Gwanghwa Medal.

The honour was presented by RoK’s Ambassador to Vietnam Park Suk-hwan in Hanoi on June 4.

Addressing the awarding ceremony, Ambassador Park Suk-hwan said the medal is the noblest out of top five awards in the diplomatic decoration system adopted by the RoK’s government.

It has been presented to ambassadors with significant diplomatic contributions to developing friendship between nations, he said, highlighting the Vietnamese ambassador’s great contributions to boosting the relationship between the two countries to the level of strategic cooperative partnership.

For his part, ambassador Van expressed his honour when receiving the noble prize and his hope for further contributions to the bilateral ties.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Vietnam wins gold medal at FIAP’s photo contest

In Uncategorized on May 25, 2010 at 9:24 am

Jackie Chan receives ‘Peace and Friendship’ medal

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2009 at 11:17 am

The Chinese movie star Jackie Chan, as ambassador for Operation Smile, paid a visit to harelip and cleft-palate children at the Vietnam-Cuba Hospital in Hanoi with Miss Vietnam 2006 Mai Phuong Thuy November 5.

Jackie Chan holds six month-old boy Tran Quy Thien in his arms after surgery of the kid in Hanoi. (Photo: TTO)

He then also attended a two-hour surgery for a six month-old boy at the hospital and was so happy for the success of the operation.

On this occasion, nearly 150 harelip children will be provided free surgery at the hospital.

More than 1,000 children born with facial deformities nationwide will be given free surgery. In addition, over 1,000 children will receive free dental care.

The world-famous actor and martial arts expert arrived in Vietnam on November 4 to spend three days visiting harelip and cleft-palate children.

After attending a press conference at the International Hanoi Westlake Hotel, he took part in a gala dinner to raise money for children with disabilities and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Operation Smile together with Ambassador of Smile Ly Nha Ky, and pop stars My Tam and Dam Vinh Hung.

At the event, the movie star was presented with a medal for Peace and Friendship from the Vietnam Ethnic Organization for his outstanding contribution as an ambassador for Operation Smile.

Jackie Chan is the first international star to receive the medal.

The organization also presented medals and certificates of merit to members of Operation Smile for their efforts in helping children in Vietnam.

He will return to China on November 6 before traveling to Thailand, Singapore and India to continue his philanthropy.

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VN checkmate to silver medal

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2008 at 12:13 pm

HA NOI — Vietnamese masters secured a silver medal at the first World Mind Sports Games mixed pair rapid chess event on Sunday in Beijing, China.

It was the second medal of the games for Viet Nam. The first went to Ngo Lan Huong in the women’s individual xiangqi (Chinese chess) event last week.

Duo Dao Thien Hai and Le Kieu Thien Kim lost to China’s power duo Hou Yifan and Ni Hua in the two-match final.

Despite the loss, Viet Nam’s attendance in the final was a surprise to many, as they were ranked 15th seed in the tournament which gathered strong opponents from around the world.

Hai and Kim claimed second position after the qualifying round with five wins, three draws and one loss, winning their berth in the semi-final with masters from China, Iran and Indonesia.

Losing 0.5-1.5 to Iran in the semi-final’s first round match was strong motive for Hai and Kim to step up their game and come out strong in the return round with a 3-0 win.

Their next task was to enter the final against China who beat Indonesia 2.5-1.5 in the semis. But in the end, the Vietnamese pair could not overtake their worthy Chinese rivals.

Up-and-coming Chinese star 14-year-old Hou and her teammate Ni whitewashed their Vietnamese opposition 4-0 in the two-round finals, presenting China’s chess team their second gold of the 15-day Games.

Hou said that winning gold is only the start.

“It feels great to win my first gold medal. But there are still two team events in the coming days. They are more important than the pairs competitions,” said Hou, adding that the coach’s timely directions helped her stay on track.

“I want to say ‘thank you’ to my coach. He helped me a lot and made me feel less pressure today. I was in good form and played better than I did in the blitz round. I hope to take more gold in the coming days,” said the winner.

China’s leading pairs witnessed a slump in blitz chess last Wednesday. They failed to advance to the finals after their upset defeat to Ecuador in the preliminaries. China’s head coach Ye Jiangchuan said a lack of experience was the reason for their failure.

“Neither had much experience with blitz chess before, and they were still not used to it. Take Hou for example, she lost in both the individual and pairs competitions, though she played much better in slow chess at other world tournaments. We will do more training for this event after the Games,” said Ye.

Hou is the highest ranking player on the China women’s team. In last month’s world championships, the wunderkind could have become the world’s youngest chess queen by a finger’s breadth. In the final Hou lost to Russian player Kosteniuk, who is ten-year-older. Nevertheless China’s coach remains confident in the young girl.

Iran triumphed over Indonesia in the bronze medal match. — VNS/XINHUA

Viet Nam still without a medal at Paralympics

In Uncategorized on September 12, 2008 at 5:13 pm

HA NOI — Viet Nam are yet to win a medal at the Beijing Paralympics after the fifth day of competition yesterday.

Nguyen Thi Hai, who finished 12 out of 14 in the women’s shot-put on Tuesday with a best throw of 7.6m, managed just 25.60m yesterday in the quarter-finals of javelin F58 category to finish seventh out of 12.

Meanwhile, Nguyen Thi Thanh Thao, who clocked a time of 1 minute 8.75 seconds in the 400m wheelchair event on Tuesday, finished in sixth and last place in the women’s 100m with a time of 19.08 seconds.

In the men’s 200m yesterday, Dao Van Cuong failed to qualify for the next round after clocking a time of 24.56 secs. He came in just behind Brazilian Daniel Silva and France’s Tresor Makunda.

On Tuesday, Cuong failed to make it through to the next round of the men’s 100m after clocking a time of 12.14 seconds.

It was a bitterly disappointing result for the blind athlete who once held the Asian record in the men’s 400m with a time of 55.15 seconds – 0.48 seconds faster than the previous record which he set at the third ASEAN Para Games in the Philippines in 2005. —