Vietnamese marksman fails to defend title in men’s 10m air pistol at Olympics

Vietnamese marksman Hoang Xuan Vinh has failed to defend his title in the men's 10m air pistol at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Marksman Hoang Xuan Vinh (Photo: VNA)

Vinh scored 573 points in the qualifying round on July 24 morning, ranking 22nd and failing to advance to the final round.

At the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil, he secured the country's first Olympic gold in the 10m air pistol.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced many tournaments to be cancelled or delayed, Vinh and his teammates failed to secure a berth at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

But Vinh was nominated by the Vietnam Shooting Federation to compete in the Games after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) offered a slot to Vietnam in the men's 10m air pistol category.

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Truong Thi Kim Tuyen advances to the quarter-finals of thewomen's 49kg category taekwondo event. 

Meanwhile, Truong Thi Kim Tuyen obtained her first Olympics win in the women's 49kg taekwondo.

 

The Asian champion had no difficulty thrashing Canadian Yong Yvette 19-5 in the first round.

However, in the quarter-finals, Tuyen lost 11-20 to Panipak Wongpattanakit of Thailand.

Wongpattanakit is the No 1 title holder and is the favourite. She won gold at the World Championships in 2015, silver at the World Championships in 2017 and bronze at the previous Olympics. Wongpattanakit is also the Asian Games and SEA Games defending champion.

If Wongpattanakit advances to the final, Tuyen will compete in another game to secure a berth in the bronze medal contesting game.

Earlier, Vietnamese rowing duo Dinh Thi Hao and Luong Thi Thao finished fourth in the women's lightweight double sculls heat number two in a time of 7 minutes 36.21 seconds. They will take part in a repechage to vie for a berth in the semi-finals on July 25./.

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The Vietnamese rowing pair at the first official day of competition at the Olympics. 

Source: VNA

 
 

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