|Hà Minh Thành won a bronze medal at the ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 7. -- Photo thethaovietnam.vn|
HÀ NỘI(VNS)– Vietnamese shooter Hà Minh Thành won a bronze medal at the ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Bangkok, Thailand on March 7.
Thành, 30, who had never won a World Cup medal before, finished third in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event.
Zhang Fusheng of China, 22, who took the gold medal, hopes for a spot in the Chinese Olympic team. Fusheng, world number 22, has achieved his first victory in an ISSF World Cup stage. His best achievement so far had been winning second place in 2013, in Munich, Germany.
Fusheng’s teammate Li Yuehong, 26, the 2014 ISSF World Championship bronze medallist, came in second place.
Earlier, another Vietnamese player Hoàng Xuân Vinh won the men’s 10m air pistol bronze medal.
Việt Nam now have two shooters – Vinh and Trần Quốc Cường – who will compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil this summer, following their success at the 51st ISSF World Championships in Spain. -- VNS