2 athletes from the Rowing Vietnam Boat Race team have won tickets to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 when they pass the Olympic qualifiers in the Asia-Pacific region.
At the tournament, the Vietnam Rowing team competed in three divisions: light women’s doubles boat (Luong Thi Thao, Dinh Thi Hao), individual female paddles (Pham Thi Hue) and individual male paddles (Nguyen Van Hieu). ). All players of the Rowing team participating in the tournament have been vaccinated against Covid-19 with the aim of striving to win tickets to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Specifically, in the light women’s doubles event Luong Thi Thao and Dinh Thi Hao excelled, bringing Rowing Vietnam a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics when finishing second place with a time of 7 minutes 17 seconds 34 Both of these athletes are the faces that have won prestigious medals in regional and continental arenas.
In the women’s individual paddle boat, SEA Games champion Pham Thi Hue also participated in the top 5 with a time of 7 minutes 58 seconds 86, and qualified for qualifying. Ripper Pham Thi Hue (Da Nang unit) is considered a long-standing athlete with Olympic standards in both the 2016 and 2021 consecutive Olympics.
As for the individual male paddle boat, Nguyen Van Hieu, although overcoming strong opponents in Southeast Asia to the final round, unfortunately he only won 6th place out of 17 participating countries. Although not Olympic standards, this is the best ever achievement of Vietnam in the men’s boat content.
Sharing about the team’s achievements in this tournament, Ms. Duong Thi Hong Hanh – in charge of Boat Racing of the General Department of Sports and Sports said: All 3 contents of the Rowing Vietnam team must compete on the last day of the tournament. May 7 (due to the influence of the weather, the schedule for the 5th / 5th day is pushed into the remaining 2 days).
In bad weather, close match times and preparation for the tournament were difficult due to the effects of Covid 19 but our players performed excellently and achieved great results. great.
Thus, up to this point, Vietnam Sports has 8 athletes who have won the slot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games including: Nguyen Huy Hoang (Swimming), Le Thanh Tung, Dinh Phuong Thanh (Gymnastics), Nguyen Van Duong (Boxing), Do Thi Anh Nguyet and Nguyen Hoang Phi Vu (Archery), Luong Thi Thao, Dinh Thi Hao (Rowing boat racing).