Vietnamese shooter earns Olympic ticket

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Vietnamese shooter earns Olympic ticket

Vietnamese shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh secures a slot at the 2012 Olympic Games

At the ongoing Asian Shooting Championships in Qatar, Vinh earned a total of 682.4 points to rank fourth in the men’s 10m pistol event, behind Jin Jong Oh (Republic of Korea), Wang Zhiwei (China) and Matsuda Tomoyuki (Japan).

According to the regulations, only the top two scorers in each event at the tournament will qualify for the world’s biggest sporting event this July, but the top three male scorers in the 10m pistol category had earned Olympic tickets in previous competitions so Vinh took the only slot.

Vinh is the seventh Vietnamese athlete to secure a ticket to London in July after gymnasts Phan Thi Ha Thanh and Pham Phuoc Hung, taekwondo artists Le Huynh Chau and Chu Hoang Dieu Linh, badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh and judo artist Van Ngoc Tu.

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