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Huệ rows to Rio Olympics

Update: April, 25/2016 - 09:00
Go with the flow: Phạm Thị Huệ (right) seen at the finish of the Olympic rowing qualification tournament in South Korea yesterday. Huệ qualified for the Games. Photo thethaovietnam facebook
Viet Nam News

Phạm Thị Huệ yesterday earned the 15th Olympic slot for Việt Nam after her success during the rowing qualification tournament in South Korea.

Huệ, 26, came in second place in the women’s Single Sculls during the semi-final round, with a time of 8min 0.53sec, and qualified for the Brazilian Olympics this summer.

“Huệ ranked sixth in the first round and was one of 12 athletes entering the semifinals. In the semis she took the lead from the beginning, though a host rower jumped ahead in the final 100m, which was enough for her to take her own Olympic ticket,” said Nguyễn Hải Đường, head of the rowing department of the National Sports Administration.

Today, Huệ will take part in the final, while teammates Phạm Thị Thảo and Tạ Thanh Huyền compete in the women’s lightweight double sculls. -- VNS

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