Vietnamese archers qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Update: November, 29/2019 - 22:07


Vietnamese archer Đỗ Thị Ánh Nguyệt has earned a ticket to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. — Photo


HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese archers Đỗ Thị Ánh Nguyệt and Nguyễn Hoàng Phi Vũ have qualified to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

At the Asian Archery Championships which concluded yesterday in Thailand, Vũ beat his teammate Chu Đức Anh in the men’s recurve final to take gold medal and qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

In the women’s recurve final, Nguyệt lost to India's Kumari Deepika 6-2 in the semi-final but it was enough to secure a place in Tokyo next year.

Earlier, Nguyễn Văn Đầy also brought home a silver medal in the men’s compound discipline.

He eventually lost to Choi Yong-hee of South Korea.

Nguyệt, Vũ and Đầy are members of the national archery team who will be taking part at the upcoming Southeast Asian Games.

The Asian Archery Championships attracted the participation of 246 competitors from 31 countries and territories, with six Olympic places up for grabs.

Việt Nam sent 19 archers to compete in the recurve and compound disciplines.

Việt Nam has four athletes who have already qualified for the Olympics: Nguyệt and Vũ (archery), Nguyễn Huy Hoàng (swimming) and Lê Thanh Tùng (gymnastics).

Hoàng qualified via the FINA World Championship in Gwangju, South Korea in July. The 19-year-old swimmer finished the men’s 800m freestyle event with a time of 7:52.74. His result met the Olympic Standard A time of 7: 54.31.

Tùng, a multiple World Cup, Asian Championship and SEA Games winner, grabbed his place after finishing fifth at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championship's men's vault event in Stuttgart, Germany in October.

At the last Olympics in Brazil, there were 23 athletes wearing Vietnamese colours. — VNS