Hoang Xuan Vinh leads ISSF 10m air pistol rankings
Wednesday, 2017-10-04 10:20:48
NDO – Vietnam’s veteran shooter, Hoang Xuan Vinh, retained his position at the top of the world men’s 10m air pistol rankings for October, which was recently announced by the International Shooting Federation (ISSF).
Vinh claimed the no. 1 place in the discipline following his triumph at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The Vietnamese marksman currently has 1,878 points, 377 points ahead of Tomoyuki Matsuda of Japan and nearly 700 points above the Olympic silver medalist, Felipe Almeida Wu of Brazil.
Another Vietnamese athlete, Tran Quoc Cuong, is placed in 26th place with just 130 points.
With regards to the 50m slow fire pistol event, Xuan Vinh ranks second in the world with 1,229 points, behind the Republic of Korea shooter, Jin Jongoh, with 2,231 points.
Le Thi Hoang Ngoc is the highest ranking female Vietnamese shooter this month, at 45th position in the women’s 10m air pistol standings.
Despite being the greatest hope of Vietnam’s shooting team at the recent 29th Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, Hoang Xuan Vinh did not live up to expectations, missing out on the title in both of his favourite events, the 10m air pistol and 50m slow fire pistol.
The shooting star is expected to reclaim his top form at the 2018 Asian Games, scheduled to be held in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.