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Vinh fails in world cup in US

Update: May, 19/2015 - 16:21
Hoang Xuan Vinh failed in his favourite sport in the men's 10m air pistol at the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol competition in Fort Benning, the United States early this morning. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese marksman Hoang Xuan Vinh failed in his favourite sport in the men's 10m air pistol at the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol competition in Fort Benning, the United States, early morning Vietnamese time on May 19.

Vinh and two other Vietnamese players, Tran Quoc Cuong and Nguyen Hoang Phuong, didn't compete successfully in the qualifying round.

Vinh only gained 579 points to rank 18th out of 95 athletes. While Phuong had 574 points to rank 41st and Cuong took 572 points to gain the 50th place.

The gold medal went to Jin Jongoh of South Korea. Vladimir Isakov of Russia won the silver medal and Joao Costa of Portugal received the bronze medal.

Earlier, 40-year-old Vinh bagged a bronze medal in the men's 50m pistol competition.

Vinh of the Military team won the gold medal in this sport in the Changwon World Cup in South Korea in 2013 and World Cup in Fort Benning in the US last year.

After the World Cup, Vietnamese athletes will return home to prepare for the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore. — VNS

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