Best athletes and coaches of 2019 honoured at Victory Cup gala
The head coach of the Vietnamese senior national team Park Hang-seo and Vietnam’s U22 side were recognised as the best foreign coach and best team of 2019 during the Victory Cup gala which took place in Hanoi yesterday.
For the first time in its history, the award for the Best Foreign Coach has been added to Victory Cup, increasing the total number of awards on offer to 11.
Park Hang-seo enjoyed a highly successful 2019, leading the Vietnamese national team to the top of Group G in the second qualifying round for the World Cup 2022 in the Asian region.
The Korean manager also led a delegation of Vietnamese footballers at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines to win the nation’s first-ever gold medal win in the men’s football event.
Appearing on behalf of the Vietnam U22 team, Trong Hoang receives the award for Best Team of the Year.
In the Best Male Athlete of the Year category, swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang beats off competition from a number of strong contenders, including several footballers and archers. Huy Hoang enjoyed an epic 2019, securing two golds and one silver medal, in addition to breaking two records at the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines.
Swimmer Anh Vien bags the Female Athlete of the Year, the third time in a row she clinches the award.
Following the shining example of Anh Vien, 16-year-old swimmer Tran Hung Nguyen wins the Best Young Athlete of the Year award in recognition of his outstanding achievements in winning two gold medals and breaking one record at the SEA Games 30.
Track-and-field athlete Tran Nhat Hoang is presented with the award for the Most Favourite Athlete of the Year.
The Image of the Year award goes to track-and-field athlete Pham Thi Hong Le.
Tran Van Sy secures the Coach of the Year title after guiding Vietnam’s athletes to five gold medals in track-and-field events at the 30th SEA Games.
Track-and-field athletes bags the Teammate of the Year award.
The annual awards is a high-profile event which is jointly organised by the Vietnam Sports Administration, the Vietnam Television Cable Corporation, and the Vietcontent Sports Company. It is held with the aim of honouring the nation’s best individuals and sports teams of the year.
Nguyen Thi Anh Vien won Best Female Athlete of the Year while Nguyen Huy Hoang was named Best Male Athlete of the Year at the fifth Victory Cup yesterday in Hanoi.