Runner Oanh voted Vietnam’s top athlete

Runner Nguyen Thi Oanh has been honoured as Vietnam's top athlete of 2019 thanks to her outstanding performances at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines.

Runner Oanh voted Vietnam’s top athlete
 Runner Nguyen Thi Oanh has been honoured as the nation’s most outstanding athlete of 2019. — Photo baovanhoa.vn

A vote for the country’s best athletes and trainers in 2019 was held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the HCM Communist Youth Union Central Committee, Viet Nam Olympic Committee, National Sports Administration, and Thể Thao Việt Nam (Vietnamese sport) newspaper at the end of year.

The Bac Giang Province native took 846 points to top the list. Female swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien ranked second with 772 points and male swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang was third with 704 points.

“I am so happy as it is the first time I have been honoured as the best athlete of the country. I experienced a hard SEA Games and gained a good result,” said Oanh.

At the region's biggest sport event, Oanh won gold medals in the women’s 1,500m, 5,000m and 3,000m steeplechase.

The image of Oanh collapsing after crossing the finish line in the 3,000m steeplechase inspired fans nationwide. She set a Games record in the event, despite having won the gruelling 5,000m earlier that day.

In addition, en route to her glory in the Philippines, Oanh faced numerous difficulties and overcame kidney problems in the past to return to the national team.

 

Despite taking six gold and two silver medals at the SEA Games 30, Vien came in second place. While with two golds, one silver and two SEA Games records in the Philippines, Hoang was third.

Midfielders Nguyen Quang Hai and Do Hung Dung of V.League 1 defending champions Hanoi FC ranked fourth and fifth with 438 points and 390 points, respectively.

Meanwhile, the most outstanding coach went to Mai Duc Chung who led the Vietnamese women’s football team to triumph at the SEA Games and received 428 points. Under the leadership of Chung, the Vietnamese team were crowned SEA Games champions for the sixth time in history.

Track and field athlete Cao Ngoc Hung was named as the most outstanding athlete with disabilities, with 572 points, 118 points clear of runner-up swimmer Vo Thanh Tung. Hung competed well at the world championship and earned a ticket to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

Track and field trainer Dang Van Phuc won the award for the most outstanding trainer for disabled athletes with 342 points. — VNS

Tiny Oanh stands tall for Vietnam at SEA Games

Tiny Oanh stands tall for Vietnam at SEA Games

Nguyen Thi Oanh crossed the finish line and lay down on the ground, exhausted.

 
 

Other News

.
Sticky rice dumpling village busy during Doan Ngo Festival
Sticky rice dumpling village busy during Doan Ngo Festival
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  25/06/2020 

The small pyramid sticky rice dumpling (banh u) traditional village on Pham The Hien Street, HCM City, has been busy prior to and during the Doan Ngo Festival on the fifth day of Lunar May or June 25 this year.

15-year-old swimmer beats star Anh Vien's record
15-year-old swimmer beats star Anh Vien's record
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  25/06/2020 

The 400m medley swimming record set by Vietnam's top female swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien in 2011 was broken by 15-year-old Vo Thi My Tien at the National Age Group Swimming Championship 2020 

National museum releases poster book
National museum releases poster book
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  25/06/2020 

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and Fine Arts Publishing House have launched a book of posters made from 1958 to 1986. 

Famous songstress wants to sing with indie bands
Famous songstress wants to sing with indie bands
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  25/06/2020 

Top singer Doan Thanh Lam released her new album entitled Nơi Gặp Gỡ Tình Yêu (Where Love Was Born) at her 52nd birthday in Hanoi last week. 

Stage stalwart creates show for children on YouTube
Stage stalwart creates show for children on YouTube
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  25/06/2020 

Theatre actor Bach Long has a new drama show for children on YouTube called Thằng Bờm Kể Chuyện Xưa (Bờm Tells Folk Tales).

Young Hanoi ballers chase hoop dreams at VBA tryout
Young Hanoi ballers chase hoop dreams at VBA tryout
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  25/06/2020 

It’s every young basketball-obsessed kid’s dream to step out onto the court and go toe-to-toe with their idols in the professional ranks, and that’s exactly what more than 300 Hanoians got to experience over the weekend.

Live concert to honour composer Pho Duc Phuong
Live concert to honour composer Pho Duc Phuong
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  25/06/2020 

Some of the leading lights of Vietnamese contemporary music will perform at a live concert on July 10 featuring composer Pho Duc Phuong.

New instrument mimics sounds of the forest
New instrument mimics sounds of the forest
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  24/06/2020 

His passion for traditional musical instruments from the Central Highlands inspired Nguyen Truong in the province of Dak Lak to come up with his own unique musical creation - a violin made from bamboo.

Shark Uma's copper-wire artworks offer steady income for people with disabilities
Shark Uma's copper-wire artworks offer steady income for people with disabilities
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  24/06/2020 

Nguyen Nhat Minh Phuong in the past often gave donations to worthy causes or organised charity events for people with disabilities. But she realised one day that she wanted to do much more than that.  

Museum opens space for propaganda posters
Museum opens space for propaganda posters
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  24/06/2020 

A space dedicated to propaganda posters was unveiled at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum on June 23 as part of activities celebrating the museum’s 54th founding anniversary (1966-2020).

Hanoi FC named as most valuable Vietnamese football club
Hanoi FC named as most valuable Vietnamese football club
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  17/06/2020 

V.League 1 champions Hanoi FC have been named as the Vietnamese football club with the highest estimated market value of EUR3.65 million, as calculated by football website Transfermarkt.

Album of music by Vietnamese-American composer released
Album of music by Vietnamese-American composer released
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  24/06/2020 

An album of love songs by Vietnamese-American composer Lam Phuong, a famous artist in the south in the 1970s-80s, has been released in HCM City.

Bolero music concert features young singers
Bolero music concert features young singers
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  24/06/2020 

A bolero music concert featuring young singers will be held at the We Night Club in HCM City. 

Promoting traditional games urgently needed in modern society
Promoting traditional games urgently needed in modern society
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  24/06/2020 

Folk games, a common childhood memory of many generations of Vietnamese people, are gradually fading in modern society. 

Van Quyet strike named among five best acrobatic goals by AFC
Van Quyet strike named among five best acrobatic goals by AFC
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  23/06/2020 

Nguyen Van Quyet’s stunning strike against Ceres Negros FC of the Philippines in 2017 has been listed among the five best acrobatic goals, announced the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Pham Thi Hong Le the favourite for Ly Son marathon
Pham Thi Hong Le the favourite for Ly Son marathon
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  24/06/2020 

SEA Games bronze medallist Pham Thi Hong Le is considered the favourite for the women’s marathon at the upcoming Tiền Phong Newspaper Marathon, Vietnam's longest-running marathon.

Concert to celebrate COVID-19 frontline workers
Concert to celebrate COVID-19 frontline workers
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  23/06/2020 

Vietnamese singers and composers will take part in Khi Ta Sống (When We Come Alive) concert in HCM City on June 27 to celebrate frontline workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exhibition shows artworks inspired by music
Exhibition shows artworks inspired by music
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  23/06/2020 

With a smartphone, visitors can scan the QR code on the painting by Jacob Reymond at an exhibition which has opened in Hanoi, then listen to the song that inspired him to create the painting.

Japanese fund invests US$8m into VN cinema group
Japanese fund invests US$8m into VN cinema group
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  23/06/2020 

Beta Media has officially signed a contract to receive US$8 million from Japanese investment fund Daiwa PI Partners.

Vietnamese artworks to be auctioned online
Vietnamese artworks to be auctioned online
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  23/06/2020 

A total of 143 artworks by Vietnamese artists in different generations will be auctioned worldwide on June 27 via the Drouot Digital platform in Paris.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN