Vietnamese Badminton Star Nguyen Thuy Linh Joins Team Visa Athlete Program for Paris 2024

9:57:07 AM | 3/8/2024

Visa, the global leader in digital payments and the Worldwide Payment Technology Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, proudly announces that Nguyen Thuy Linh, a Vietnamese badminton sensation, will be joining the prestigious Team Visa athlete program in the upcoming Paris 2024 Games.

In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March that acknowledges the achievements and contributions of women, Nguyen Thuy Linh’s dedication to her sport and sporting excellence inspires women and communities worldwide.

Nguyen Thuy Linh has earned a well-deserved place among the 117 global athletes selected to represent Visa's core values of equality, access, and inclusion. Since its inception in 2000, the Team Visa athlete program has provided steadfast support to over 600 Olympic and Paralympic athletes worldwide, recognizing their athletic achievements, community engagement, and alignment with Visa's core principles. The Paris 2024 cohort marks the largest and most diverse group in the program's history, with athletes from more than 60 countries and 40 sports.

As a representative athlete of Team Visa in Vietnam, Nguyen Thuy Linh's remarkable journey to the pinnacle of badminton is testament to her dedication and resilience. In October 2023, she made history by securing the 20th spot in the Badminton World Federation rankings, marking a significant milestone for Vietnamese badminton.

Expressing her excitement at being selected as a member of Team Visa, Nguyen Thuy Linh shared, "I am immensely proud to represent Vietnam as part of the Team Visa athlete program for Paris 2024. This recognition is a humbling honor, and I am committed to upholding Visa's values while striving for excellence in my sport."

Ms. Dung Dang, Visa Country Manager for Vietnam and Laos, emphasized Visa’s commitment to empowering athletes globally, stating: "Visa is dedicated to supporting athletes like Nguyen Thuy Linh, who embody the spirit of excellence and perseverance. Through the Team Visa athlete program, we aim to provide opportunities and resources that enable athletes to reach their full potential both in life and in their chosen sport."

Nguyen Thuy Linh exemplifies the spirit of empowerment and resilience, inspiring women and communities around the world. Visa is championing women's empowerment and fostering a more inclusive and equitable world for all. Through collaborations with organizations like The Asia Foundation's Future Skills Alliance, Visa is actively addressing the gender digital skills gap in Asia and the Pacific, ensuring that women have the resources and opportunities to thrive in a digital economy. Additionally, Visa's She's Next Grant Program celebrates and supports women entrepreneurs in Vietnam, providing financial assistance and business coaching to empower them to succeed and expand their ventures.

As Nguyen Thuy Linh continues her journey towards the Paris 2024 Olympic, Visa remains steadfast in the mission to champion athletes and promote inclusivity in sports worldwide.

T.H (Vietnam Business Forum)