Four local weightlifters grab Paralympic tickets
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Four Vietnamese disabled weightlifting athletes have officially secured a place at the 2012 London Paralympic Games, Pham Ngoc Son, deputy chairman of the Vietnam Sports Association for the Disabled, confirmed Thusday.
Female weightlifter Nguyen Thi Hong is practicing for the Paralympic Photo: Tuoi Tre
They include Nguyen Van Phuc, who competes at the men under-48kg event, Nguyen Binh An (-52kg men), Nguyen Thi Hong (-48kg women), and Chau Hoang Tuyet Loan (-52kg women), said Son, citing results from the recently-announced list of 100 men and 60 women weightlifters worldwide qualified to go to London this August.
Earlier on April 11, the Vietnamese national disability swimming squad also snatched eight tickets to the Paralympic after concluding their participation at the British International Disability Swimming Championships in Sheffield.
The swimmers are Vo Thanh Tung, Nguyen Thanh Trung, Du Thi Lan, Trinh Thi Bich Nhu, and Nguyen Thi Sari.