$0Gymnast Phan Thi Ha Thanh was voted 2012’s most outstanding athlete, announced the Vietnam Sports newspaper and the Fund of Support to Young Vietnamese Talents on December 31. $0 $0$0 $0 $0 $0Thanh received the most votes from sports reporters in a ballot organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, and the Vietnam Olympic Committee. $0 $0$0 $0 $0Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien and marksman Hoang Xuan Vinh placed second and third respectively. $0 $0$0 $0 $0Born in Hai Phong city, Thanh made Vietnamese history by becoming the country’s first athlete to win a gold medal at the Asian Gymnastics Championships in China and a gold medal at the World Gymnastics Championships in the Czech Republic this year . $0 $0$0 $0 $0Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Thanh’s trainer, was voted Coach of the Year.-VNA$0 $0