Hang takes gold, Huong silver (28-07-2007) Golden girl: Truong Thanh Hang of Viet Nam celebrates after the women's 800m final at the 17th Asian Athletics Championships in Amman, Jordan, on Thursday. Truong Thanh Hang claimed the title with 2 minutes and 4.77 seconds. — Xinhua/VNA Photo HA NOI — Vietnamese sprinters pocketed a gold and a silver medal at the 17th Asian Athletics Championship held in Amman, Jordan. Runner Truong Thanh Hang caused an upset by beating India’s Sinimole Paulose to win the women’s 800m gold on Thursday. The Vietnamese timed her finish to perfection, leaving Paulose at the home stretch. The Indian later claimed that a gust of wind on the final bend had prevented her from responding to Hang’s dash for the finishing line. Hang clocked a time of 2:04.77, while Paulose – whose personal best is 2:02.02 – could manage only 2:06.15. Sprinter Vu Thi Huong finished second in the women’s 100m with a time of 11.33 … [Read more...] about Hang takes gold, Huong silver
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The archers are competing at 2015 National Archery Championships. — Photo thethaovietnam.vn HA NOI (VNS) — Archer Nguyen Thi Van Huong from Dak Lak won the first gold medal in the women's recurve competition (one-stringed bow) at the 2015 National Archery Championships at the Ha Noi National Sports Centre on September 7. She surprised spectators with a score of 344 points in the 30m discipline. Loc Thi Dao and Le Thi Thu Hien from Ha Noi were the runners-up with 342 and 341 points, respectively. During the competition, the host team of Ha Noi also won gold and silver medals in other categories. Gold medals were awarded to Nguyen Tien Cuong in the 30m and 50m disciplines in the men's compound (three-stringed bow), as well as Hoang Van Loc in the 50m discipline in the men's recurve (one-stringed bow). After two days of competition, Ha Noi is ranked first at the medals table with six gold, nine silver and ten bronze medals, followed by Tra Vinh with four gold, one silver and … [Read more...] about Van Huong takes gold for Dak Lak.
Nguyen Thi Sang defies the odds to become a literary phenomenon (19-07-2007) Rags to riches: Cuoc Doi Cua Me (Mother’s Life), a heart-warming story written by once-impoverished writer Nguyen Thi Sang, is available for bookworms at stores nationwide. Thu Huong How Nguyen Thi Sang became a best-sell- ing novelist is not a typical rags-to-riches tale; it is rather the story of how an impoverished young mother of two overcome defied the odds to become a literary sensation. Now 55, Sang was born, and still lives, in Vinh City, Nghe An Province. Her schooling ended in the fourth grade, and like so many in her position she struggled to make ends meet working as a cleaner, a street vendor – and now it seems, as a celebrated author. Sang first came to the public’s attention with her first novel – Tinh Yeu Tham Lang (Silent Love). It has been reprinted three times and was made into a film 11 years ago. The novel initially sold a few thousand copies, yet Sang … [Read more...] about Nguyen Thi Sang defies the odds to become a literary phenomenon
(Cinet)- Winning 28 beauties, Dang Thu Thao became winner of the 2014 Miss Vietnam Ocean beauty pageant which wrapped up in Phan Thiet City in Binh Thuan on May 25. Dang Thu Thao will now become a goodwill ambassador for Blue Ocean World Fund with the aim of promoting environment and sea resources protection. Contestants had joined some outdoor activities, such as collecting garbage along beach, planting green trees, cycling for environment, and presenting gifts at fishing villages and primary schools. The two runner-ups awards went to Le Thi Ha Thu from Thua Thien-Hue province and Le Thi Van Quynh from Hanoi. The Organization Board donated VND400 million to the fund “Join hands to protect Vietnam’s sovereignty in the East Sea” launched by Tuoi Tre (Young Age) newspaper. Some sub-awards to other beauties are Dang Thu Thao, a beauty with shiny hair for Bui Thi Thao Huyen, Miss Photo for Le Thi Van Quynh, Miss Bikini for Tran Thi Kim Yen, Miss Talent for Bui Thi … [Read more...] about Dang Thu Thao got victory at Miss Vietnam Ocean 2014
Dang Thu Thao, born in 1997 in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, was sashed winner of the 2014 Miss Vietnam Ocean beauty pageant which wrapped up in Phan Thiet City in Binh Thuan on May 25. Thao was awarded with VND200 million in cash, a crown and many other valuable items. Thao will now become a goodwill ambassador for Blue Ocean World Fund with the aim of promoting environment and sea resources protection. The two runner-ups awards went to Le Thi Ha Thu from Thua Thien-Hue province and Le Thi Van Quynh from Hanoi. In addition, the organising board presented sub-awards to other beauties, including a beauty with fair complexion for Dang Thu Thao, a beauty with shiny hair for Bui Thi Thao Huyen, Miss Photo for Le Thi Van Quynh, Miss Bikini for Tran Thi Kim Yen, Miss Talent for Bui Thi Huyen Trang, Miss Ao Dai for Nguyen Thi Diem My, Miss Sea for Pham Thi Thu Thuy and Miss Fashion for Phan Thi Thu Huong. During the final round, contestants had joined outdoor activities, such as … [Read more...] about Dang Thu Thao crowned Miss Vietnam Ocean 2014