|Heading to Rio: The Vietnamese weightlifting team pose for photos at the Asian championships in Uzbekistan. Việt Nam claimed an Olympic slot here. Photo hanoimoi.com.vn|Viet Nam News
The weightlifting team will see their fourth athlete competing in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics this summer, setting a national record.
The fourth slot went to a female athlete, who will be decided later this month, after the women’s team success in the Asian championships, which closed in Uzbekistan in late April.
According to the regulation, the team which ranked in the top six would receive an automatic ticket and the Vietnamese squad did better than expected as the No 1 team with one gold, three silver and three bronze medals, grabbing 112 points.
World and Asian silver medallist Vương Thị Huyền is the top candidate.
Earlier, the three slots for men went to Thạch Kim Tuấn, Trần Lê Quốc Toàn, and one athlete who has not been decided yet.
To date, Việt Nam have scored 16 tickets to the Rio de Janeiro Games. – VNS