The Hanoitimes - Olympic champion Hoang Xuan Vinh finished second with 236.6 points at the International Shooting Sport World Cup, which is being organised in New Delhi, India.
Hoang Xuan Vinh grabbed a silver medal at the International Shooting Sport World Cup, which is ongoing in New Delhi, India.
Vinh came second in the men’s 10m air pistol event, which was also participated by the world’s strongest marksmen such as Olympic silver medallist Almeida Julio of Brazil and bronze medal winner Yang Wei of China.
In the first 10 shots of the qualification round, Almeida scored the highest with 99 points, Vinh was third with 97 points, while his teammate Tran Quoc Cuong was second with 98 points.
Hoang Xuan Vinh won a silver medal at the International Shooting Sport World Cup in India.
In the next series, Vinh was not able to achieve 100 points, but he remained the most stable shooter with points ranging from 96 to 98. The Vietnamese gained a total of 581 points and led the qualifier’s ranking table.
Chinese Pu Qifeng had the same points but ranked second, followed by Yang with 580. Vietnamese Cuong was ranked 7 with 577 points and managed to qualify for the final.
Other finalists were from Japan, China and host India. Almeida who could not sustain his performance failed to make it to the final round.
In the finals, Vinh continued to top the ranking after the first two five-shot series.
However, Japanese Tomoyuki Maysuda put in an outstanding performance and overcame all other participants in the last seven two-shot series. He came from behind to take the top spot with a total of 240.1 points, setting a new world record in the process.
Vinh ranked second with 236.6 points, followed by Indian Rai Jisu with 216.7. Cường ranked sixth, with 155.8 points.
On March 1, Vinh and Cuong will participate in the 50m pistol event.
Vinh won a silver medal in this event in the Rio Olympics last August.
Translated by Thu Minh