Rowing athletes set Vietnam's best result in Tokyo

Rowing pair Luong Thi Thao and Dinh Thi Hao have achieved Vietnam's best result at an Olympics after their performance on Thursday in Tokyo.

The Vietnamese team finished third in the women's lightweight double sculls Final C with a time of 7min 19.05sec at the city's Sea Forest Waterway. They finished behind teams from Argentina and Austria.

They placed No 15 in the overall ranking, however, this is the highest finish a Vietnamese rowing team has achieved in the last three Olympics.

In London in 2012, Pham Thi Hai and Pham Thi Thao placed No 16. Four years later at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Ho Thi Ly and Ta Thanh Huyen finished at No 18.

In archery, Nguyen Hoang Phi Vu could not get up over 2014 Asian Games champion Tang Chih-chun of Chinese Taipei in the men's individual event.

Vu was defeated 1-7 to Tang who won a silver in the men's team event days earlier at the Yumenoshima Final Field.

In swimming, Nguyen Thi Anh Vien ended her Olympic run after her poor performance in the women's 800m freestyle on Thursday.

Vien finished last in heat 1 with a time of 9min 03.56sec. The result was worse than her Olympic qualifying time of 8:48.65 that helped her win a gold medal in the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines. Vien's personal best was 8:34.85.

 

Vietnam is now watching swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang and runner Quach Thi Lan, who will both compete in the next few days.

Hoang will swim in the men's 1,500m freestyle on July 30 while Lan will run a day later.

Vietnam is aiming to make it to the finals in each event though it is not expecting a win.

There are four heats with a total of 30 competitors. Hoang will take part in heat 3. Eight swimmers with the best times will advance to the finals. Meanwhile Lan will race against 40 rivals, running for 24 places in the semi-finals. The eight best will progress.

Source: Vietnam News

Vietnamese rowers miss out on medal group

Vietnamese rowers miss out on medal group

Vietnamese rowing duo Dinh Thi Hao and Luong Thi Thao finished fifth in the Tokyo 2020 women's pair repechage of the lightweight double sculls at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday morning.  

 
 

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