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Vinh fails in World Cup’s 50m pistol event

Update: March, 01/2017 - 22:10
Hoàng Xuân Vinh fails at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup’s men’s 50m pistol event in India. — File Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NÔI — Olympic medal holder Hoàng Xuân Vinh on Tuesday did not qualify in the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup’s men’s 50m pistol event held in India.

Vinh, who won silver at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, could not make the final eight of his strong point with only 550 points, and ranked ninth.

This was his second event at the tournament; he pocketed a silver in the 10m air pistol one day ago.

His teammate Trần Quốc Cường, who also took part in the 50m pistol event, finished 33rd among 34 athletes.

Rai Jitu from the host nation secured a gold medal with 230.1 points. His teammate Amanpreet Singh came second with 226.9 points and Iran’s Vahid Goldkhandan was third with 208.

Việt Nam’s participation in the New Delhi-based tournament is over, but the World Cup will continue till Saturday.

Vietnamese marksmen will now take part in competitions in Germany in May and in Azerbaijan in June. Later, they will participate in the most important tournament of the year, the Southeast Asian Games, to be held in August in Malaysia. — VNS

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