Hoang Xuan Vinh shooter qualifies for 2012 London Olympics

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Hoang Xuan Vinh shooter qualifies for 2012 London Olympics

(CPV) - Vietnamese marksman Hoang Xuan Vinh, 37, earned 682.4 points, coming in fourth in the men’s 10m air pistol event at the ongoing Asian Shooting Championships in Doha, Qatar, making him the first Vietnamese shooter to gain entrance to the Olympics in London this year.

(CPV) - Vietnamese marksman Hoang Xuan Vinh, 37, earned 682.4 points, coming in fourth in the men’s 10m air pistol event at the ongoing Asian Shooting Championships in Doha, Qatar, making him the first Vietnamese shooter to gain entrance to the Olympics in London this year.

It was a surprise for the Vietnamese shooting team as experts have high hopes for ASIAD silver medalist Ha Minh Thanh who is competing in the 25m air pistol’s event on January 17 th .

Once again, Vinh has shown his nickname as “an unhappiness breaker” for the Vietnamese shooting team. He pocketed his first ever gold medal in team at the 21 st SEA Games . However, at the 24 th SEA Games, he successfully won 3 gold medals for Vietnam, showing his great talent in breaking unhappiness moments for the nation’s shooting team.

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“The event attracted a lot of strong competitors from around the world. This is the final qualifying round, so all of them are in good conditions. My colleagues and I were asked to compete patiently and concentrate. I am very happy to be first Vietnamese to shoot at the world’s sport festival event”, he said.

At the recent 26th SEA Games in Indonesia, Vinh also won the first gold medal for Vietnam.

So, the Vietnamese shooting team had completed its target having at least one place in London. Chances for Vietnamese shooters are still available!

Vietnam’s shooting has a long history attending the Olympic. In the Moscow Olympics 1980, at the very first ever participation, the nation sent Nguyen Quoc Cuong shooter to compete as a inviting athlete.

Since then, Vietnam always joins the Olympic events thanks to exceptional places favored by un-developing sports sector who have less conditions to play at the direct qualifying rounds.

So far, seven Vietnamese athletes have qualified for the Olympics./.

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