return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Vietnam eyes 20 berths at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Vietnam has set itself a target of 20 berths at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, said the Vietnam Sports Administration on February 10.

Vietnam eyes 20 berths at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games hinh anh 1

Swimmer Vu Huy Hoang, the first Vietnamese athlete to book his participation at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games 

 

At present, athletes with high chances to win tickets to the Games include weightlifters Thach Kim Tuan and Hoang Thi Duyen.

At the 2020 Weightlifting World Cup in Rome last month, Tuan earned three golds in the men’s 61kg, thus strengthening his position among Asia’s top eight and his bid for an Olympic berth. Meanwhile, Duyen won three golds in the women’s 59kg.

Until June, Vietnamese athletes will compete at international tournaments to earn ranking points in the hope for qualification for the Games, particularly those in women’s football, athletics, shooting, taekwondo and karatedo.

In 2019, four Vietnamese successfully booked their participation at the Tokyo Olympic Games, including swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang, gymnast Le Thanh Tung and archers Do Thi Anh Nguyet and Nguyen Hoang Phi Vu.

As many as 23 Vietnamese athletes competed at the previous Olympic Games in Brazil, in which marksman Hoang Xuan Vinh brought home one gold and one silver./.VNA

Women’s team lose to RoK in Olympics qualifiers

Women’s team lose to RoK in Olympics qualifiers

The Vietnamese women’s football team lost 0-3 to their Korean rivals in Group A’s final match of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 qualifiers in the Republic of Korea (RoK) on February 9.

Tokyo 2020: Olympic organisers 'seriously concerned' by coronavirus spread

Tokyo 2020: Olympic organisers 'seriously concerned' by coronavirus spread

Olympic organisers are "seriously concerned" about the spread of coronavirus and the impact it could have on the Tokyo Games.

MORE NEWS

VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS MAY 16

Big customers to buy electricity directly from generators

Market cap of 10 State-owned firms expected at US$5 billion each by 2025

The Government has set a target that at least 25 State-owned enterprises will have a market capitalization of over US$1 billion each by 2025, including a minimum of ten firms with a market cap of over US$5 billion each.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES MAY 16

European Film Festival in Vietnam to take place in four localities

31ST SEA GAMES: UPDATES MAY 16

Five golds for Vietnam in SEA Games 31’s athletics

Microplastic pollution found in Da Nang air

Microplastic pollution in the air in both inner and suburban areas of the central city of Da Nang has become serious. Microplastics can go directly into the lungs during daily activities.

State Securities Commission prioritises stabilising solutions for stock market

The State Securities Commission (SSC) is closely monitoring the developments of the economic - political situation, assessing the influence on Viet...

Local aviation market sees strong recovery

The aviation market in Vietnam is vibrant and recovering with the number of international visitors increasing five-fold, according to experts.

Vietnamese PM receives leaders of US companies in New York

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh received executives of Warburg Pincus and Glenfarne Group in New York on May 15, part of his working visit to the US and the UN.

Digital transformation: action and breakthrough results

During the time supply chains were disrupted because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam's wood and furniture industry still maintained its market share and even surpassed rivals to become the largest wood exporter to the US.

Keeping CPI below 4 pct this year a challenge for VN: Economist

It will be a challenge to keep Consumer Price Index (CPI) growth under 4 percent this year, according to an economist.

Vietnam currently tops SEA Games 31 medal tally

Vietnam is standing atop the SEA Games 31 medal tally with 68 golds, leaving second-placed Thailand far behind.

Five bodybuilding gold medals for Vietnam at SEA Games 31

Vietnam reaped a total of five gold medals among the 10 bodybuilding categories at the ongoing 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) after competitions of this sport wrapped up on May 15.

Hanoi should learn lessons from the past in urban planning

Hanoi has announced the master plan for the Red River urban area, with a scale of 1/5000.

Mechanical engineering companies fail to conquer US$300 billion home market

The Vietnamese mechanical engineering product market is estimated to have huge value of $300 billion, but local companies have only a small market share.

Tightening control over ETC service providers

The Ministry of Transport has failed to ensure the progress of the application of the nonstop electronic toll collection (ETC) service as required by the Government and is hurriedly boosting attaching ETC tags on vehicles.
back_to_top