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Marksmen bag silvers at Asian championship in Indonesia

VGP — Vietnamese marksmen grabbed silvers from the ongoing Asian Rifle/Pistol Championship 2024 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

January 16, 2024 2:50 PM GMT+7
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Vietnamese athletes and their head coach pose for photos after their silver in the men's 25m standard pistol team event at the Asian Rifle/Pistol Championship on January 14 in Jakarta.

Trio Ha Minh Thanh, Phan Xuan Chuyen and Vu Tien Nam took part in the men's 25m standard pistol team event on January 14.

Thanh managed 566 points, Chuyen took 562 points and Nam earned 551 points. They did not enter top three in the individual competition but their total of 1,679 points placed them at second position in the team category.

World powerful India secured gold with 1,690 points and Indonesia took bronze on 1,666 points.

It was the second silver of the trio over the weekend. Their first one was in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol team event on January 13.

They shot 1,722 points, 14 points less than South Korea which took gold. Athletes of the hosts won bronze with 1,718 points.

Head coach Park Chung Gun said Vietnamese shooters did good job and he was happy with the result. However, he still wanted to see better achievement in the future and believed that his athletes would try harder and never give up in all competitions.

After seven days of competitions, Việt Nam bagged one gold, two silvers and one Olympic place. They stood at fifth position in the medal tally.

India was on top with 14 golds, 10 silvers and eight bronzes. China was second, winning seven golds, five silver and four bronzes. South Korea placed third with five golds, three silvers and six bronzes.

Joni Suprianto, President of the Indonesian Shooting Association said the championship had the largest number of participating athletes ever with 397 athletes from 29 countries and territories.

The organisers carefully prepared to ensure the tournament at its best, and all teams were given good conditions for highest results.

Suprianto who was also head of the organising committee added that the championship was held under the principles of sport which aimed to push the progress and achievement of all teams. The exchange of information and lesson would be valuable experience for participants.

The events will be continue until January 18 with medals up for grab in the 25m centre fire pistol and 10m running target air rifle./.