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Local talent eyes medals and new event

Following her bronze medal in the duathlon (run-bike-run) at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines in 2019, Nguyen Thi Phuong Trinh is aiming for a better colour at the 31st Games in Vietnam this year.

Vietnamese athletes are sad about Tet bonus

Unlike football players who get year-round bonuses and high monthly salaries, professional athletes in other sports only have bonuses and rewards if they win medals at international tournaments.

The long walk to a gold medal

Nguyen Thanh Ngung has become a familiar name in Vietnam’s walking scene, having won gold in the men’s 20km event at the National Athletics Championship for the last 11 years.

Dutch hockey fanatic finds a home in Vietnam

Dutch woman and field hockey lover Anniek Voesenek has found a home in Vietnam three years after arriving in the country.

National women's team starts training for 2021 season

Players of the national women’s football team have gathered for a training camp ahead of a busy 2021, which will end with an effort to defend their SEA Games title.

Vietnamese athletes ready to excel at SEA Games 31

Vietnamese athletes are training hard to do their best at the 31st Southeast Asia Games (SEA Games 31), to be held from November 21 to December 2 in Hanoi and ten nearby localities.

Vietnam's answer to Don King aims for boxing glory

Kim Sang Bum walks into his club and enters a room filled with boxing equipment, a champion's belt and photos of well-known boxers on the wall.

HCM City I crowned national women’s champions with one game in hand

Ho Chi Minh City I were crowned champions of the National Women’s Football Championship following their 6-1 rout of Thai Nguyen T&T in the penultimate match of the season on December 10.

Vietnamese futsal team reconvene to prepare for AFC Futsal Championship 2020

The Vietnamese futsal team reconvened on November 30 for a training camp running until December 20, with a view toward the AFC Futsal Championship 2020, scheduled to take place in Kuwait between March 23 and April 3, 2021.

E-sports becomes official sports at 31st SEA Games

Along with bowling, triathlon and jujitsu, eSports will become one of the official sports at the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, according to an announcement of the Southeast Asian Games Federation Council held online last week.

Fleeter of foot as SEA Games near

Ngan Ngoc Nghia collapsed after the finish line and needed help to get back on his feet. He had used every ounce of energy at his disposal to win the 200 metres sprint at the National Athletics Championships.

17-year record broken at 2020 National Athletics Championship

Nguyen Thi Oanh won the women's 10,000-metre category in 34 minutes 08 seconds 54 at the on-going 2020 National Athletics Championship on Friday afternoon, breaking a 17-year record.

Triathlete goes beyond just running

Cao Ngoc Ha is a prominent figure in Vietnam’s semi-professional running community. A graduate of the Foreign Trade University, the 38-year-old boasts a friendly and open smile.

National Chess Championship crowns new winners

Le Tuan Minh and Luong Phuong Hanh won their first-ever National Chess Championship titles in Hanoi on Sunday.

Vietnam gears up for SEA Games 31, ASEAN Para Games 11

The 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) is scheduled to be held from November 21 to December 2, 2021 in Hanoi and 10 nearby localities, heard a press conference in the capital city on September 29.

Vietnamese track and field sector focuses on youth training

In recent years, Vietnamese track and field athletes have achieved a lot of success in domestic and international competition, but to go further, training young athletes has to be prioritised and supported from many sources.

Linh wins US tennis tournament

Teenage tennis star Dong Khanh Linh triumphed at the One Love Tennis Labor Day Jr Open in the US on Monday.

Baby on the way, long jump champ Thao eyes competition

Vietnam’s top long jumper Bui Thi Thu Thao is about to become a mother, but she already has her sights set on competing next year.

Vietnamese runner aims for SEA Games marathon gold

About a hundred metres before prior to the finish line, Hoang Nguyen Thanh pulled out a tiny national flag and waived to celebrate his victory in the 2020 national marathon championship.

IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam rescheduled for 2021

The IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam 2020 has been rescheduled for May 2021 in the central city of Da Nang after being postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.