Last Updated on January 6, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

2017 South Vietnam Open Archives and Results will cover the Ongoing Vietnam National Open over the next few days. The best athletes from Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia are participating in preparation for the SEA Games. The Vietnam Open, which I will try and update later tonight, will be the last major battle before the SEA Games, and its results will be significant on the outcome.
Please note the Philippines is not sending any athletes to this meet.

Int’l athletics tourney to open in Vietnam’s HCM City

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-24 22:51:05|Editor: Mu Xuequan

HO CHI MINH CITY, July 24 (Xinhua) — Nearly 500 athletes from seven countries and regions will compete at the Ho Chi Minh City International Track and Field Championships Open 2017 slated here from July 27-28.

Athletes from countries such as South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, and India will vie for 44 gold medals, the Vietnam Athletics Federation said on Monday.

Many of them have considered the tourney a warm-up for the approaching Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in August in Malaysia.

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While we don’t have the Full Results of this meet held on July 27 and 28, we have some highlights and reports.

In the Women’s Javelin 2015 SEA Games, Bronze Medalist Bui Thi Xuan threw 51.70m to set a new National Record in the Women’s Javelin. Her previous National Record was set at this meet last year with 51.60m. Xuan had a big improvement in her season’s best of 49.53m.


2017 Standings

  SEA GOLD     54.38m
  SEA SILVER     49.16m
  SEA BRONZE     48.44m
1 Natta Nachan 1990 THA 56.08m
2 Jariya Wichaidit   THA 51.85m
3 Bui Thi Xuan   VIE 51.70m
4 Saowalak Phetthong   THA 48.03m
5 Rosie Villarito   PHI 47.50m
6 Evalyn Palabrica   PHI 46.77m









Meanwhile, in the Men’s Long Jump, Bui Van Dong leaped 7.89m to break the Vietnam National Record of 7.73m. He also took the season lead for SEA for 2017. 22-year-old Van Dong did not lineup at the last SEA Games but participated in the Asian Beach Games in 2016.

2017 Standings

1 Bui Van Dong   VIE 7.89m
2 Janry Ubas 94 PHI 7.88m
3 Suttisak Singkon 96 MAS 7.83m
4 Tyler Ruiz 91 PHI 7.78m
5 Luqman Hakim Bin Ramlan 8-Mar-95 MAS 7.62m


The men’s relay quartet of Malaysia bagged a Gold medal and set a new NATIONAL RECORD at 4x100m tonight at the 2017 Vietnam Open Track and Field Championships in Ho Chi Minh.

The team of Muhammad Haiqal, Jonathan Nyepa, Badrul Hisyam, and Khairul Hafiz clocked 39.62s, erasing the previous NR of 39.67s that was set during the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore.

  SEA GOLD     38.99
  SEA SILVER     39.24
  SEA BRONZE     39.32
1 National Team   INA 39.13
2 National Team   THA 39.38
3 SSTMI   MAS 39.62
4 National Team   PHI 39.96
5 National Team   SIN 40.22









Vietnam Open Athletics Full Report – Day 1 (27.07.17): 3 Viets over old Long Jump Record

Ho Chi Minh

Vietnam Open Athletics: Viets grabs Top Spots in SEA Long Jump, depth as deep as a well. 3 Viet’s go over old Record.

One for the Little Fellas as Van Dong and his 2 Buddies break the Vietnam Record.

2016 Asian Beach Games silver medallist Nguyen Van Dong took the #1 Spot in the 2017 SEA Rankings in Long Jump with 7.89m and at the same time broke the Vietnamese National Record of 7.71m held by Junior Nguyen Tien Trong set last year. Van Dong, who has never participated in the SEA Games Dong made a stunning improvement on his previous best of 7.53m 2 years ago, now looking like a distant memory.

Not to be discounted, but 2 other Vietnamese Jumpers surpassed the old national record, placing 2nd and 4th with a Korean tucked in for Bronze. Nguyen Tien Trong was just 2cm behind to capture the #3 spot in South East Asia for 2017. Trong, who held the previous record, upgraded from 7.71m best to 7.87m. Nguyen Tuan Anh went from 7.52m to 7.71m for bronze.

The well ran so deep that 5th placer Huynh Van Y even made it onto the Top 10 for SEA Rankings 2017 with 7.47m.

So strong was the competition with 8 men over 7 meters. That SEA Games Silver medalist Pham Van Lam failed to qualify again to SEA Games, finishing last in 6.61m.

The 15-Year-old Long Jump Record for Thai Women’s Long Jump was won by Chumaroeng Parinya in 6.39m; she improved her best from 6.21m and broke the Thailand National Record. The previous national record of 6.36m was set in 2002 by Wacharee Ritthiwat.

Silver went to her teammate Sunisa Khotseemueang who improved her best from 6.03m to 6.08m. Asian Champion Bui Thi Thao of Vietnam, the Asian Champion in this event, did not join.

Bui breaks Mark

Vietnams SEA Games Bronze Medalist 28-year-old Bui Thi Xuan claimed the first National Record of the meet for Vietnam. Her throw of 51.70m in the Javelin broke her national record set last year at the same meet of 51.60m. Lo Thi Hoang, 20, took silver in 49.97m, and Bui Thi Trang completed a Vietnamese sweep with bronze in 46.91m. It was a very high-quality Women’s Javelin competition with three athletes making the 2017 SEA Rankings Top 10.

Vietnam Good Depth in Men’s Steeples

The Steeple Chase men’s was won by visitor Rajapashka Kumara of Sri Lanka in 9.04.48. Silver went to Junior athlete Le Trung Duc the 19-year-old clocked a new PB of 9.15.58. Duc has never competed in the SEA Games; he had run 9.22.32 last month at the national age-grade champs. Bronze went to Do Van Binh Vietnam’s #4 guy in 9.23.23.

The SEA Games silver medalist Pham Tien San and the #1 guy for 2017 Quoc Lat Do (9.12.89) did not join.

Hanafi and Mong fastest Man and Woman of Meet

Muhammad Hanafi of Malaysia, who is part of the relay squad, won the 100m Finals in 10.59, from his teammate Aqil of Malaysia 10.65, Ngan Ngoc Nhia Vietnam took bronze in 10.73. Hanafi had run 10.63 (-1.2) in the heats and Nghia 10.66.

In the Women’s 100, Le Thi Mong Nguyen, Vietnam’s second-fastest woman with a time of 11.81 this year, took the win in 11.92 from a bunch of 12-second runners. SEA Top Women in 2017 Le Tu Chinh (11.47) opted to participate in the relays.

Le Tu Chinh in the relay

Vietnam’s women won the 4×100 in 44.92, including Chinh as the last runner. To set the best time of the year and rank second behind the Thai’s in SEA Rankings 2017. In the Men’s Malaysia clocked 39.62 feats. Khairul Jantan there best runner and break the national record marginally from 39.67. The Bo Cang team was a distant second in 40.57. Please note Vietnam did not put all their best athletes in one team in relays here but split them up for evaluation purposes.

Jad’s Army feat Coach Poad. Malaysia 4×100 breaks the National Record.

Narrow win for 4x SEA Games Champion Rittidet

Four-Time SEA Games Champion Jamras Rittidet of Thailand won the 110 Hurdles in 14.06 after coming out of retirement and no training following up on his 13.88 runs in the Thai Open. Rittidet held off Cheung Wang Fung of Hong Kong 14.13 very narrowly, with Apisit Puanglamyai of Thailand third in 14.49.

Tran Thi Yen Hoa took a decisive win in the 100 Hurdles improving on her 13.79 times from Thailand Open, where she got silver last month, with 13.78. Hoa, the SEA Games Bronze medallist, tops the 2017 SEA Rankings. Both Wallapa of Thailand and Erewati of Indonesia were not featured in the top 10 this year. Her fiercest opposition comes from Emilia Nova of Indonesia, the fourth SEA Games, and Azhar of Malaysia. Suchada Meesri of Thailand was a distant silver in 14.28.

Le Thi Lai hit a SEA Games Bronze standard to improve her seasons best to 13.48m in the Women’s Shotput. She was a meter off her 14.45m National Record. Malaysians Rahiliah Othman and Bibi Ishak were distant silver and bronze with 12.85m and 12.64m. Le Thi Lai did not participate in the last 2 SEA Games.

While in the Men’s World, PARA Champion Adi Aliffudin Hussin of Malaysia took an easy gold in 15.57m. Some 2 meters outside his personal best. Tran Minh Tuan was a distant silver in 14.58m.

SEA Games Silver medalist Pham Thi Diem won the Women’s High Jump at 1.76m. Nguyen Thi Hoai Nhi was silver in 1.73m, with Mahappu of Sri Lanka taking silver in 1.70m.

With most of their 400m guys taking a nap after Asian Games to prepare for SEA Games

Hoang Van Duy, who is not even part of Vietnam’s relay plans, won in 47.98 from a bunch of 49s runners. SEA Games champion Nguyen Thi Huyen jogged to a straightforward win the Women’s 400m in 54.44 (more than 2 seconds of the gold medal time at SEA Games).

Malaysia’s men improved their seasons best in the 4×400 Masri, Alet, Saiffudin, and Mohd Noor clocked 3.10.26. Improving their 3.13.32 clocking last month in Thailand to rank them #2 in the South East Asian lists behind Thailand 3:06.48 at the Asian Champs. The Hanoi City team came in second in 3.14.29 to improve on Vietnam’s season-best of 3.18. The Hanoi City is comprised of no members of the SEA Games team. Korea got bronze in 3.14.71.

Likewise, most of Vietnam’s strongest women skipped the 800m, with Sri Lanka winning.

Former multiple SEA Games Champion Lee Hup Wei of Malaysia won in 2.18m, from 17-year-old Cao Vo Ngoc Long 2.13m (improving from his 2.10m winning leap at the ASEAN School Games).

SEA 2017 Rankings Here (to be updated)

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Vietnam Open Athletics (28.07.17) Day 2 Full Report

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Vietnam Open Athletics (28.07.17) Day 2 Full Report

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Parinya Chuaimaroeng, who broke the Thai Record yesterday in the Long Jump, followed on with a 13.21m win in the Triple Jump. Chuaimaroeng leads SEA with a 13.50m leap earlier this year. Tran Hue Hoa, the SEA Games silver medalist, made a season-best of 13.14m for silver and Vu Thi Mong Mo 13.00m for Bronze.

Prathchiya Tepparak of Thailand won the Men’s in 16.01m, Nguyen Ngoc Hieu took silver in 15.59m, and Tran Van Dien Bronze in 15.23m.

Nguyen Thi Huyen, the SEA Games Champion in 400 and 400 Hurdles. Added an easy win in 400 Hurdles of 58.06 to her 400 wins the other day. Nong Thi Bien took silver in 1.01.32, and 17-year-old Bui Thi Trang took bronze in 1.02.17. Hyenou Hwang of Korea won the 400 Hurdles in 51.61, with Nguyen Van Cuong taking silver in 52.81.

Tran Mai Hanh easily won the women’s 200min 24.65. It was a four-way fight in the Men’s 200m with 21.70, 21.83, 21.91, 21.98. Nguyen Van Chau came out on top.

Discuss Women’s was won by Hey Lim Jo of Korea in 49.07m. Two Vietnamese women made the Top 10 SEA Rankings Le Thi Lai, who won the Shotput on Day 1, threw 43.52m, and Nguyen Thi Hong Thuong 42.29m. Men’s Discus was won by Abd Rahman Lee of Malaysia 45.47m, from Tran Minh Tuan 44.57m and Phan Thanh Binh 44.53m.


By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021- Current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is  Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. Currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here

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