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National shooting cup off to a record-breaking start

 

Competitors line up their shots at the National Shooting Cup on May 6. — Photo tdtt.gov.vn

HÀ NỘI — Two new national records were set during the ongoing 2019 National Shooting Cup which, officially started in Hà Nội on Monday.

The event has the participation of 157 athletes from 12 localities and units nationwide.

Bùi Thị Thu Thủy set a new record in women’s 10m air pistol with 237.8 points, breaking the previous record of 236.7 points. 

The other record was set in the women’s team 10m air rifle by Nguyễn Huyền Trang, Nguyễn Phương Thảo and Đỗ Thị Toan of the Army with 1,845.3 points. 

The Army team currently top the rankings of the tournament with 11 gold medals, followed by Hải Dương and Hà Nội with four and three, respectively, said general secretary of the Việt Nam Shooting Federation Nguyễn Thị Nhung.

The shooting event is designed to assess the quality of trainers as well as athletes. 

Outstanding athletes from the tournament will be chosen for the national shooting team to participate in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in the Philippines, and will book spots in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan.

The competition runs until May 10. — VNS

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