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Viet Nam jump to 136th in FIFA rankings

Viet Nam have jumped six slots to 136th in the FIFA rankings for October

HA NOI  — Viet Nam have jumped six places to 136th in the International Federation of Football Association’s (FIFA) rankings for October, despite not playing any matches last month. The Philippines have jumped five places to 129th and are the highest ranked team in the Southeast Asian region, followed by …

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Tour de France organizers unveil sparkling 2015 route

The President of Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) Jean-Etienne Amaury gives a speech, on October 22, 2014 in Paris, during the presentation of the official route of the 2015 Tour de France cycling race which will run during 21 stages from July 4 to 26, 201

Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of gruelling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial — Tour de France organisers have designed one of the most exciting courses for the 2015 race, which will heavily favour the climbers. The Tour will climax with a nervous, demanding penultimate stage finishing at …

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VN’s An wins powerlifting gold with new Asian record

Muscle man: Nguyen Binh An wins gold in the men's 54kg category at the ongoing Asian Para-Games in Incheon, South Korea yesterday.

HA NOI  — Powerlifter Nguyen Binh An claimed gold in the men’s 54kg category and broke the Asian record yesterday at the ongoing Asian Para-Games in Incheon, South Korea. At the Moonlight Festival Garden Powerlifting Venue, An lifted 176kg on his second attempt to take the lead. Riding on a …

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U21 Viet Nam beat Singapore in international football

Viet Nam and Singapore players vie for the ball in the opening match of the International U21 Football Tournament last Sunday. Viet Nam beat Singapore, 3-0.

HA NOI — U21 Viet Nam beat Singapore, 3-0, in the opening match of the International U21 Football Tournament, Thanh Nien newspaper reported last Sunday. Manh Hung, Quach Tan and Van Dai scored goals in the 51st, 63rd and 67th minute of the match. With the win, Viet Nam temporarily …

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Cong sets record with lifting gold

Stay gold: Le Van Cong of Viet Nam seen during a training. Cong yesterday won a gold medal at the Asian Para-Games in South Korea

HA NOI  — Le Van Cong won Viet Nam’s first gold medal in the Asian Para-Games in Incheon, South Korea yesterday. Cong lifted 181.5 points in the men’s 49kg powerlifting event held at the Moonlight Festival Garden. Cong set a Games record, beating a 181kg lift record made six months …

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Martial arts festival to be held in November

More than 60 teams will participate in the 30th Traditional Martial Arts Festival Ha Noi Open, which will be held from November 14 to 16 at the Cau Giay Gymnasium in Cau Giay District

HA NOI — More than 60 teams will participate in the 30th Traditional Martial Arts Festival Ha Noi Open, which will be held from November 14 to 16 at the Cau Giay Gymnasium in Cau Giay District. The fighters will use their bare hands and weapons to participate in singles, …

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Liem out of the running in Millionaire Chess tournament

Vietnamese grandmaster Le Quang Liem.

HA NOI  — Vietnamese grandmaster Le Quang Liem fell out of contention for the championship of the Millionaire Chess tournament in Las Vegas, the United States following a loss yesterday to David Berczes of Hungary. The third-seeded Liem suffered the unexpected loss in the sixth round of the nine-round tournament …

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Nghe An enter U21 championship final

Phuc Tinh

HA NOI  — Forward Phuc Tinhs goals helped Song Lam Nghe An reach the final ofthe National U21 Football Championship in Can Tho yesterday, beatingSHB Da Nang 2-1. Tinh scored a goal in each half before Ngoc Thang narrowed it to 1-2by scoring in the 68th minute. Tinh was voted …

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