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Bronze for Vinh at world shooting cup

Update: March, 07/2016 - 11:31

HA NOI (VNS) — Hoang Xuan Vinh bagged a bronze medal at the ongoing ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Bangkok, Thailand.

Vinh gained 108.1 points in the men’s 10m air pistol to rank third. Wu Felipe Almeida of Brazil and Brown Will of the US took the lead with 201.9 points and 201.4 points, respectively.

Vinh, 41, won gold in the same event held in Changwon, South Korea three years ago.

Vinh and his teammate Tran Quoc Cuong earned Viet Nam its first two official places at the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this summer following their success at the 51st ISSF World Championships in Spain. — VNS

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