Army team dominate National Shooting Cup with 25 gold medals

Monday, 2020-06-29 10:22:11
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The Army team take the gold medal in the men's 50m pistol event. (Photo: qdnd.vn)
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NDO – The Army team topped the overall tally with 25 gold, 16 silver and 17 bronze medals at the 2020 National Shooting Cup, which wrapped up in Hanoi on June 28 after five days of competition.

The top honour had been predicted in favour of the Army team, who have dominated the national-level tournaments in recent years with their powerful forces and well-organised investments.

Notably, most of the team’s bright performers in the national cup were young faces, including some aged between 14-16, such as 16-year-old Phi Thanh Thao (gold medal, mixed 10m air rifle) and 14-year-old Nguyen Ngoc Phuong (gold medal, women’s 50m rifle prone).

Hai Duong Province’s delegation came in second place grabbing four golds, six silvers and one bronze, followed by the Ministry of Public Security team with three medals of each colour.

The annual tournament, held by the Vietnam Shooting Federation, brought together 165 shooters from 13 cities, provinces and sectors nationwide who vied for medals in individual and team events for both men and women. With 47 entrants, the Army team represented the largest number of athletes.

Shooting is one of the sports that brings home the most medals for Vietnam at international competitions.

The event offered a platform for the organising committee to select outstanding shooters for the national teams in preparation for future regional and international arenas.

Shooting is one of the sports that brings home the most medals for Vietnam at international competitions. Particularly, this is also the only sport in which Vietnam has claimed an Olympic gold medal thus far (Hoang Xuan Vinh, men’s 10m air pistol, 2016 London Olympic Games).