Swimmer Nguyễn Huy Hoàng has won the best athlete award in 2021 announced by the National Sports Administration and Việt Nam Olympics Committee on Wednesday.
The Vietnamese national swimming team will leave for Hungary on November 1 to train for the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and 19th Asian Games (ASIAD).
Whatever happens, with more than 150 medals from domestic and international competitions, Viên is still one of the greatest athletes in Việt Nam's history.
Rowing pair Lường Thị Thảo and Đinh Thi Hảo set up Việt Nam's best result at an Olympics after their performance yesterday in Tokyo.
Nguyễn Thùy Linh created problems for world No 1 Tai Tzu-ying before losing her match at the Tokyo Olympics' women's single badminton tournament on Monday.
A 43-strong Vietnamese delegation will head to the Tokyo Olympics later this month, led by deputy general director of the Việt Nam Sports Administration Trần Đức Phấn.
Swimmer Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên will compete in her third Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, next month.
The COVID-19 pandemic influences every corner of life and athletes are being forced to adapt to uncertain schedules.