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Olympian Vinh wins regional shooting champs

Update: May, 10/2017 - 08:00
Hoàng Xuân Vinh and Malaysian Jonathan Wong Guanjie pose for photo after their 10m air pistol event at the Southeast Asia Shooting Championship. Vinh wins gold, Guanjie takes silver. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Olympic champion Hoàng Xuân Vinh met no difficulty winning gold in the men’s 10m air pistol individual event at the 41st Southeast Asia Shooting Championship yesterday in Malaysia.

Army Colonel Vinh shot 238.9 points, setting a new tournament record at the Subang National Shooting Range.

Jonathan Wong Guanjie of the hosts came second with 233.2 points. Lim Swee Hon of Singapore was at third with 195.1.

Vinh took his second medal, a bronze, in the team event together with teammates Trần Quốc Cường and Phạm Ngọc Huy.

The gold went to Malaysia, and Singapore took the silver.

Việt Nam team pocketed a second gold in the men’s team 50m rifle three positions pool.

Trio Nguyễn Văn Quân, Phùng Lê Huyên and Nguyễn Duy Hoàng triumphed with a score of 3428 points.

Malaysia were second with 3419.

Quân earlier grabbed his silver in the individual event with 445.3 points.

Filipino Jayson Valdez won with 448.1 points. Host shooter Othman Mohamad Lutfi came at third, on 421.

Việt Nam have won a total of six golds, 10 silvers and five bronzes in shooting events after five days.

Athletes will have one day rest today before trap competitions are held tomorrow and on Thursday.

The championship will end on Friday. — VNS

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