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VN to have 15 representatives at summer Olympics

Update: June, 23/2015 - 16:55
Nguyen Thi Anh Vien will compete in three swimming events in Brazil Olympics. — Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam plan to send up to 15 athletes to the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games next year in Brazil.

The athletes will enter shooting, track-and-field, gymnastics, fencing and weightlifting events.

According to the National Sports Administration, four Vietnamese have qualified for the Games next summer.

Hoang Xuan Vinh wins his berth in the men's 50m pistol event in coming Olympics. — Photo
Tran Quoc Cuong will vie for a title in the men's 10m air pistol in Brazil. — Photo

They are marksmen Hoang Xuan Vinh and Tran Quoc Cuong, swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien and runner Nguyen Thi Huyen.

Vien is set to compete in three events of 200m individual medley (IM) , 400m IM and 400m free style.

Nguyen Thi Huyen is the first runner of Viet Nam competing in two competitions in Rio next summer. — Photo

Huyen will take part in the women's 400m and 400m-hurdle events. — VNS

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