Marksmen aim for world championship medals

October 13, 2022 - 18:09
Việt Nam have five athletes to compete at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Championships which is from October 12-25 in Cairo, Egypt.


Marksman Hà Minh Thành seen competing at the Hà Nội SEA Games in May. He will take part in the world championship this week in Egypt. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has five athletes competing at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Championships from October 12-25 in Cairo, Egypt.

Phạm Quang Huy and Phan Xuân Chuyên will take part in the men's 10m air pistol event. Hà Minh Thành and Chuyên will compete in the men's 25m rapid pistol and 25m standard pistol.

On the women's side, Phí Thanh Thảo will participate in the 10m air rifle, 50m rifle three positions and 50m rifle. Trịnh Thu Vinh will shoot in the 10m and 25m air pistols.

The world championship is the first global event that the shooting team will participate in since the Tokyo Olympics last July.

All the competitors, under new head coach Park Chung-gun, are the best of Việt Nam. Among them, Thành, Huy and Thảo are SEA Games champions while Chuyên and Vinh are SEA Games silver medalists. They are expected to finish high in Cairo and win berths at the Paris Games in 2024. — VNS