Many of Việt Nam's top athletes were born in the Year of the Rat and a lot is expected of them this lunar year, with the Olympics and World Cup qualification on the horizon.
Weightlifters have brought the first gold medals home for Việt Nam in 2020 after winning 10 titles at the ongoing Roma 2020 Weightlifitng World Cup in Italy.
Following her gold medal at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines, weightlifter Vương Thị Huyền has set her sights on the Tokyo Olympics later this year.
Vietnamese athletes have had an outstanding 2019 at home and abroad. Việt Nam News looks at the top 10 events of the year.
Việt Nam's success at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games was won thanks to the hard work of hundred of athletes who brought home nearly 100 golds, and many of them were first-time competitors.
Swimmer Nguyễn Huy Hoàng set a new record while gymnast Đinh Phương Thành won a double at the 30th Southeast Asian Games yesterday in the Philippines.
Thanh won the women's 64kg weightlifting event where she faced a strong rival in Elreen Ann Ando of the hosts.