NDO – Vietnam’s top female chess player Pham Le Thao Nguyen advanced into the second round of the 2017 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship after overcoming Georgian Javakhishvili Lela 1.5-0.5 in the opening round played on February 12.
NDO - The year of 2016 marked the historic milestones in Vietnamese futsal as the national futsal team convincingly defeated powerhouse Japan in the quarterfinals of the AFC Championships and made it through to the knockout stage of the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia. These can be considered miracles for Vietnamese football on the whole.
NDO – Shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh and powerlifter Le Van Cong received a hero’s welcome home from fans and words of praise from the public after making history as Vietnam’s first Olympic and Paralympic gold medalists, respectively. However, there still remain unfulfilled promises ahead of them with their families as well as cherished dreams which have yet to be realised.
NDO – The decision to send swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien to the United States for long-term training five years ago has brought about a landmark of changes which has resulted in the formation of a model for discovering and training sport talents in accordance with international standards, featuring both subjective and objective factors.
NDO – Reigning champions Hanoi FC bridged the gap with leaders FLC Thanh Hoa down to only one point after recording an away 3-1 victory against Ho Chi Minh City in the fourth round of the Toyota V-League 2017 on January 22.
NDO—Nguyen Thien Phung and Ngo Thi Thuy Dung secured seven medals for Vietnam, including four golds, at the fifth Lille Open International Taekwondo Technique Tournament, which took place in France from January 14-16.
NDO/VNA - The men football team of Vietnam dropped two steps to the 136th position in the FIFA ranking in the first month of 2017, said officials of the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) on January 13.