SPORTS IN BRIEF 22/2

Published: 22/02/2011 05:00

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Ha Noi to host
Spring Cup tennis event at indoor venue


The Spring Cup tennis
event will take place at the Ha Noi-based Indoor Athletics Palace on March 5-6.

Organisers
expect the participation of more than 200 tennis players who will compete in
men’s and women’s doubles.

The organisers said
the VND100 million (US$4,500) event has attracted leading amateur tennis players
from throughout the north.



Open Badminton
Tournament 2011 held in France


Open Badminton Tournament 2011 took place in France on February 19-20, drawing
the participation of many Vietnamese students and Overseas Vietnamese.

Photo: VOV

The event was organised by the Vietnamese
Students’ Association in coordination with the badminton club of Villejuif City
in the suburbs of Paris.

Competitor Nguyen Thao defeated other rivals to
win the championship title in the women’s single event. Meanwhile, Pham Khang
Ninh won in the men’s single event at club level and Do Nhat Khoa in the same
event at amateur level.

Ngo Anh Tuan and Nguyen Thao gained first prize
in the mixed doubles event, and Quach Du Han and Pham Khang Ninh in the men’s
doubles event.

Leaders of the Vietnamese Students’ Association
said the association will organise many other exchanges to strengthen solidarity
within the Overseas Vietnamese community in France.


Hungarian wins men’s race at windsurfing competition


Csiga Somoggrati from
Hungary won first prize in the men’s division at the 12th Fun Cup international
windsurfing competition which wrapped up at Mui Ne Beach in the central coastal
province of Binh Thuan on Saturday.

Guillot Christophe and
Vila Remi from France took the second and third places, respectively.

In the women’s
division, Manianne Kaplas from Finland ranked first, followed by Lucy Adillo
Maher from Australia and Deborah Khoo from Singapore.

The competition
attracted 31 windsurfers, including six women, from 11 countries.

The Fun Cup is an
annual slalom windsurfing race that has been organised by Jibe’s Beach Club
since 2001. Last year, Cyril Moussilmani took top prize, American Jimmy Diaz
came second and Chris Pressler of Austria finished third.

A week after the Fun
Cup, the 2011 Viet Nam PWA Grand Slam world windsurfing tournament will be
organised from February 25 to March 5 at the same location.


Top high-jumper
Bang to compete for HCM City


High jump national
record holder Nguyen Duy Bang of Ben Tre will sign for HCM City athletics club
this week.

Bang won one gold, two
silvers and one bronze medal in four Southeast Asian Games in succession.

Nguyen Trung Hinh,
general secretary of HCM City’s Athletics Federation, said, “The city will
create all conditions for him to train, compete and study.”

Bang is currently a
second-year student at the HCM City Sports Teachers College.


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