Vietnam sports shock 2021: Anh Vien leaves the team, does not play the SEA Games

(Sports news) The fact that the best swimmer in Vietnam’s swimming history Nguyen Thi Anh Vien left the national team at the age of 24, not participating in the 31st SEA Games is a huge shock to the country’s sports in 2021.

At the beginning of April 2021, Nguyen Thi Anh Vien still showed her excellence and class when she achieved 17 gold and 1 silver and broke 4 records at the national 25m swimming championship held in Hue.

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However, these titles could not help Anh Vien overcome the shock of nearly 2 years of training without a personal coach after his biological teacher Dang Anh Tuan resigned from the national team because of the “default” scandal that made his achievement. Hers is going downhill. In addition, the pressure and criticism after competing unsuccessfully at the Tokyo Olympics at the end of July this year was like a drop of water.

At the beginning of October, the Vietnamese sports village was shocked when the Can Tho fisherman applied for a leave of absence from training and competing for the national team, even though she was still training at the National Sports Training Center. Ho Chi Minh City is preparing for the 31st SEA Games. Even more remarkable, this is the second time, the Can Tho fisherman has applied to leave the team.

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Anh Vien had to practice without a real coach for the past 2 years after coach Dang Anh Tuan left the team because of a scandal in life.

According to Anh Vien, she thinks that she is no longer at her peak, long-term training will waste state funding, so she wants to invest that expense in juniors. In addition, the 25-year-old fisherman expressed his desire to spend time completing his unfinished education.

This decision of Anh Vien made experts and fans both surprised and regretful for the greatest talent in the history of the country’s sports, but it was not properly invested and nurtured throughout. many years in a row.

Most of her colleagues said that no one can replace Anh Vien in the responsibility of winning 5-6 gold medals or more at the upcoming SEA Games. Meanwhile, Anh Vien’s family expressed their absolute support as they did not want to see their daughter continue to be under pressure and unhappy.

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The unnecessary pressure and criticism that Anh Vien had to receive after the Tokyo Olympics was the last drop of water

After many delays due to the Covid-19 epidemic, in mid-November, the General Department of Physical Education and Sports had a meeting with a representative of the Military sports delegation and came to a decision to accept Anh Vien’s application.

This means that the 25-year-old “fisherman” will not wear the Vietnamese swimming team shirt to compete at the 31st SEA Games held at home in May next year. This decision was predicted before Anh Vien did not go with his teammates to Hungary for training in early November.

During her competitive career, Anh Vien has won more than 150 medals in domestic and international arenas, a monumental achievement in Vietnam’s sport. Particularly in the SEA Games arena, she won 25 gold medals, 9 silver medals and 2 bronze medals. In addition, Anh Vien also attended the Olympics 3 times in a row (2012, 2016 and 2020).

However, how to train and take care of Anh Vien in training and competing for many years is still a very controversial topic. Especially the way to send Anh Vien to long-term training in the US, leaving everything in the style of “one teacher and one student” to coach Dang Anh Tuan is considered a big mistake in the history of the Vietnamese sports industry.

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Anh Vien shares a happy moment with her brother after leaving the team

Until coach Dang Anh Tuan left the national team because of “default”, Anh Vien became disoriented, did not have a qualified coach and had time to practice alone. The absence of Anh Vien at the 31st SEA Games will certainly be a huge loss for the Vietnamese sports team when at the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines in 2019, she won 6 gold and 2 silver medals, even though she is no longer at the top. style.

Leaving the national team, Anh Vien will still compete in domestic tournaments for the Army team. Anh Vien currently holds the rank of Major in the professional Army after 8 years of dedication and brings many sports achievements to the country and the Army team.

In recent days, the 25-year-old fisherman has often shared about her personal life after leaving the team, in which she expressed her happiness when she was near her family, training and competing with her younger brother Nguyen Quang Thuan. .


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(Sports news, swimming news) The future of Vietnam’s No. 1 female “swimmer” was officially decided after the meeting…

According to Le Phong (Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Magazine)


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