Nguyễn Tiến Minh - Vietnam's Hottest!

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  1. huangkwokhau

    huangkwokhau Regular Member

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    You are correct....in this case...they should not hire Joko Suprianto..Vietnam should hire a lower standard than Joko..otherwise it will be tough for Joko to accept, lets say US$ 1000 a month where he may earn more in Indonesia alone...
     
  2. Loh

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    Sports stars laud families for support

    Viet Nam News

    Xuất bản lúc: 13:55 29/07/2008


    VietNamNet Bridge – From relative obscurity, Nguyen Tien Minh has reached the dizzy heights of becoming an Olympian in just four short years. And when he takes part in next month's Beijing Olympic Games, he will be the first Vietnamese badminton player ever to do so.


    Nguyen Tien Minh.

    Aside from his considerable talent, Minh is the first to admit that the support of his family has been pivotal to his success.

    When Minh was first introduced to badminton, his family thought it would be a good way for him to keep fit. Gradually, however, he began to really take to the game.

    Huynh Ngoc Lien, vice chairperson of the Badminton Association of HCM City, said: "Even with the support of the Viet Nam Badminton Federation, if it wasn't for the assistance Minh's family's has given him, Vietnamese badminton wouldn't have been as proud as it is today."

    And we're not just talking about emotional support; since the start of this year, Minh's parents have covered the total cost of his training in Singapore. In fact, they have sponsored his whole career.

    The federation, meanwhile, has done its best to enter Minh in as many foreign tournaments as possible so he can gain international experience and increase his world rankings.

    After winning the Robot Viet Nam Challenge tournament in HCM City recently, Minh moved up three places in the International Badminton Federation's rankings to No 21.

    Minh, who triumphed in the Asian satellite tournament two years ago in HCM City, also reached the quarter-finals of the US Open Badminton Tournament, the main round of the Djarum Indonesia Open Super Series, the Aviva Singapore Open, the Singapore Open Super Series and the Proton Malaysia Open.

    Minh is not the only rising star who owes a big debt to his family. Tennis star Nguyen Thuy Dung was also lucky to have doting and wealthy parents.

    Dung's mother Dao Le Thuy, a successful business-women, said: "When Dung was 12 years old she began playing tennis. Seeing my daughter's passion, I wished with all my heart for Dung to become a professional tennis player."

    Dung, who underwent long-term training at the Vicbaden tennis institute in Los Angeles, which costs a staggering US$8,000 a month, is currently training in Thailand - at her parent's expense. Dung plans to spend a year in Thailand, and her parents have given her VND1.5 billion (nearly $90,000) living expenses.

    In early August she will compete at the Indonesia Open and then return to Thailand to play three events there.

    Thuy said: "I have got three children but only Dung has taken up tennis. She is passionate about the game. We will make this passion bloom."

    Thuy's dream is that her daughter will one day make the top 200-300 in the world.

    "[Vietnamese] tennis needs a star. If Dung does well internationally, she will help tennis develop back home," she said.

    Dung already achieved international acclaim on the junior circuit by winning the women's doubles and coming runner-up at the World Tennis Championship for U-18s four years ago in Vietnam.

    She also played outstandingly to win the women's singles at the National Tennis Championship last year.

    Recently, Dung, 21, won a bronze medal at the famous ITF Women's Circuit held in Thailand in May - the first time a female Vietnamese tennis player has done so well internationally.
     
  3. Golden_dragon

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    hi all,
    was searching some information about NTM after reading some report about his bitter lost in olympics recently. suprisingly, as i expected to see some vietnamese article or forum in the 1st few lines in google search, i found this forum... lol, dun noe that NTM is so popular in singapore.

    basically after his shock of losing the match to rival lower 21 steps in ranking, he was quite disappointed. he explained that he was all of sudden below his usual competence, that leaded to his failure. but according to the reporter (tuoitre newspaper, the number one news publisher in Vietnam), the reason may lie on different story. 2 years ago, there was little hope that NTM could excel and improve his ranking to qualify for the top 50, mainly because of financial constraints, shortage of managers, coaches and lack of proper support from goverment. But things change when there good coach and and manager met talent player NTM and consequently, there was big jump in result. sadly, the corporation was increasingly cracking due to misunderstanding and rumors. eventually, his lately competition was without coach, including olympics.... :(:(

    he revealed that he would like to return to vietnam as fast as he could, calm down and talk to family and friends to seek for advices. as 25 years old, he plans to switch to studying again so that his future career could be stable. just feel sad for him as he's really a talent, but was so unlucky...

    anw, think singapore should attract more vietnamese sports talents as it's a good win-win investment. especially for athletes, they are supported financially whereas they could not get enough in Vietnam
     
  4. Fan888

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    Thanks for sharing. That is a heart-breaking story indeed. Hope he finds the support he needs in Vietnam, Singapore, and even in the US. I understand that his coach and Howard Bach's Dad were teammate once. Hopefully something can be worked out!
     
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    Happy Birthday, Nguyen Tien Minh :)
    Here's wishing you greater success ahead!
     
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    yep, happy birthday to him.
    but guess what, tomorrow is a BIG day for me:D
     
  8. koo_fan

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    Happy Birthday.Mirai e mukatte!
    From Malaysia,I wish you luck.

    And George, wish you luck for your big day too.
     
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    thanks for the wishes though;)
    u are always welcome to sent me a present through pm, koo_fan:D:D
    sorry for the off topic:p
     
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    Badminton star furious after missing out on key tournaments
    [​IMG] Vietnam’s best-ever badminton player by far, world number 15 Nguyen Tien Minh, is a very disgruntled athlete now that he finds he has not been entered in two important international tournaments next month. Minh’s results in the English and Swiss Super Series last March earned him 7,200 points, moving him up five places to 33rd in the world, and were the starting point for his meteoric rise to 15th place by the end of 2008.
    The invitations for Vietnam to compete in the same tournaments again were sent to the Vietnam Badminton Federation (VBF) in Hanoi some time ago, but the VBF disclaims any responsibility for the fiasco and says the blame lies squarely with the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
    “It’s up to the provincial or city authorities to apply to the VBF when they want to enter a player in an international tournament. The VBF only registers players for international competitions when they are members of the national team,” VBF general secretary Le Thanh Sang told Thanh Nien.
    “Minh is managed by HCMC’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Before the Lunar New Year (January 26), I asked the department to help him compete in the Super Series in England and Switzerland and said the VBF would pay the entry fee for one of the tournaments. However, we haven’t heard back from them since,” Sang said.
    Minh, who turned 26 Thursday, was looking forward to getting enough points to increase his world ranking even more, but to his great chagrin he recently learned he was not entered in either event.
    Just competing in both would have given him 4,400 points even if he didn’t win a match. Any match wins would have meant even more points and moved him up the rankings, perhaps into the top 10 in the world.
    “I had set a goal of winning a few matches at the two important events to become one of the world’s ten best players,” Minh said. “However, I can’t take part in them now so I will drop five places or more after March. Competitiveness among the top 20 players is intense so it will be very hard to get back to 15th place, let alone do better than that.”
    His mother is just as upset. “Minh’s participation in the two competitions in England and Switzerland was in the 2009 plans of the HCMC Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism,” Le Thi Vui said.
    “The irresponsibility of the people in charge is very disappointing. My family hopes the authorities will take whatever steps are necessary to prevent the same thing happening to anyone again.”
    Reported by Nhut Quang

    -from Thanhniennew.com
    http://www.thanhniennews.com/sports/?catid=5&newsid=46085
     
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    We feel really sorry for him, but we'll always support him :)

    PS: You might be able to get the current picture of VN badminton out of this incident though!
     
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    A VERY Motivating/Captivating article from Wikipedia about NTM!!

    Tien Minh Nguyen

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    Tien Minh Nguyen is a male badminton player from Vietnam.

    [edit] Career

    Introduced to badminton by his father at the early age of 10, Nguyen Tien Minh was immediately captivated by the sport and its graceful movements. The interest soon developed into a passion which led to Nguyen's crucial decision in 2001 when the athlete was 18 years old: to take on the path of becoming a professional badminton player instead of carrying on his education as his family wished. The young man's determination soon demonstrated its fruitful aspects when Nguyen was recruited into the national team in the same year. However, Nguyen's career did not become well known nation-wide until 2002 when he, at the age of 19, victoriously defeated the long time national champion, Phu Cuong Nguyen, and seized the gold medal for the men single category.
    Nevertheless, despite all of Nguyen's painstaking endearment and awe-inspiring progress, the badminton player was receiving a salary of less than 150 US dollars a month, as most Vietnamese athletes were at the time. Now, after 9 years of contributing to the nation's sport team, while his ranking has been progressing significantly and rapidly, Nguyen's income has only been increased by around 50 dollars! This fact further contributes to the wonder of Nguyen's never ceasing improvement and to the spectacle of his flaming spirit, considering the premium and professional conditions the world's top players are being trained in. These athletes, with incomes much higher than that of Nguyen's, normally have specially assigned specialists to look after their every aspect, such as diet, injuries, endurance training, etc., not to mention all the top ranking sporting facilities provided for by the government. On the other side of the scale, Nguyen has been trained in an environment with nothing but poor equipments and has to rely mostly on his family's financial support, the cherished effort of his few coaches, and the quiet contribution of his team mates. The underdeveloped sporting system of Vietnam does not falter the athlete; his unwavering spirit is impenetrable against all the odds he has to face. Now, at the age of 26, Nguyen Tien Minh currently ranks 15th worldwide and still goes on striking generations of badminton lovers around the globe with not only awe but also inspirations. There is no doubt that the athlete will even further improve his ranking in the future, as he is portrayed by a common description in his home country, "the athlete with a herculean progress".
    Summary of Achievements
    • Voted and awarded by the press as the Distinctive Athlete of Ho Chi Minh City in 2004
    • Voted and awarded by the press as one of the Distinctive Athletes of Vietnam in 2004, 2007, and 2008
    • National champion for Men Single in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008
    • Bronze Medal for Men Team at the Sea Games 2005, hosted in the Philippines
    • Bronze Medal for Men Single at the Sea Games 2007, hosted in Thailand
    • Gold Medal for Men Single at the international Malaysia Satellite 2004
    • Gold Medal for Men Single at the international Vietnam Satellite 2006 and 2008
    • Gold Medal for Men Single at the international Vietnam Open 2008
    • Bronze Medal for Men Single at the international Taiwan Open 2008
    • Awarded with the Certificate of Satisfactory Progress by the Ho Chi Minh City’s People Committee in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
    • Participated in the Beijing Olympics 2008
    • Achieved the ranking of 15th worldwide on February 5th, 2009
     
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    VND20 million monthly from Becamex Binh Duong

    Nhan Dan

    After having signed one-year contract with Becamex Binh Duong, top national badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh would receive VND 20 million per month, the biggest sponsorship for a Vietnamese athlete (apart from football players).

    In order to continue the contract, world number 21 Tien Minh will have to keep his position in Top 25 of the World Badminton Federation.

    This year, apart from winning prizes at the 25th SEA Games, Tien Minh has set a goal to compete in 8-10 international tournaments. He is also expected to win at least one championship title in regional open tournaments to be held in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.
     

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    Nice to see a sponsor come through in these tough economic times.
    Congratulations and good luck to NTM.:)
     
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    this story touched me >< only 2 ns9k-s rackets, no coach... now im going to feel bad if i get more than 2 rackets ><
     
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    Props for Nguyen Tien Minh =D

    After reading his story....I think that NTM is my favorite player now =D...It's not like he is world # 1 like lin dan, LCW or Peter Gade and that we can watch himj in youtube...but he is the one who gave me hope and willpower to improve in badminton...and I think that the next racquet that I will buy will be a nanospeed 9000s...just to have his willpower...=D (althought I know it's a good racquet)...

    Props for you, NTM! Now that you have the support of sponsors, I hope that you will accomplish your dreams by being in the world top 10 men singles.. Hope to see you in Youtube in a good quality video someday :)

    Luffy
     
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    Nguyen Tien MInh is really alone professional badminton player compared with top 20, he's so small when playing at international tournaments. The silent walking soldier.
     
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    Tien Minh is the best in Vietnam! He'll make it to top 10 hopefully this year. He may not have a coach with him in tournaments but he always has our support!
     
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    with me, he s the best, i admire for what he did... i wish all the best to him ... good luck to TM...
     
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    Er...
    After Tien Minh retires, who'll gonna replace him as Vietnam's Hottest?
     

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