Pham Le Thao Nguyen became the highest Elo-rated player in Vietnam 's women's division after she won a silver at the recent Asian Individual Chess Championships in Mashhad in Iran .

With the Asian silver medal, Nguyen added 25 points to take her total Elo rating to 2350. Following Nguyen is Le Thanh Tu (2344), Hoang Bao Tram (2318), Nguyen Thi Thanh An (2291) and Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (2223).

At present, Vietnam 's women chess ranks second Asia, only behind China. /.

TTA2005.017 Tran Hue Hoa to compete at Asian Grand Prix meet
Hanoi (VNA) - Tran Hue Hoa will be Vietnam 's sole representative at the Asian Grand Prix Series this year, announced Nguyen Manh Hung, Deputy General Secretary of the Vietnam Athletics Federation (VAF).

The Asian Athletics Federation invited Bui Thi Nhat Thanh and Tran Hue Hoa to take part in the event in China , however, Thanh was injured so only Hoa will participate in the meet.

Thanh won a gold medal with 13.69m in the women's triple jump in the recent National Sports Games, while Hoa's best performance was a high jump of 1.86m.

This year's Asian Grand Prix Series is scheduled to be held in different cities in China . The first leg will be held in Jiaxing on May 22, second in Kunshan on May 26 and the concluding leg in Wujiang on May 29.

Top athletes Vu Thi Huong and Truong Thanh Hang, who finished in the top three of the event's three legs last year, didn't receive a call-up because the VAF had already implemented a detailed training schedule to help them prepare for the London Olympics in London in 2012./.