Vietnam so far has 13 official tickets to Olympics 2016
(VNF) - According to the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, gymnast Pham Phuoc Hung has successfully earned an official ticket for Olympics 2016 during the qualifying round in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
So far, the nation has 13 outstanding artists for Olympics 2016 including “cetus” Anh Vien (swimming), Tran Quoc Cuong, Hoang Xuan Vinh (shooting), Nguyen Thi Nhu Hoa, Nguyen Thi Le Dung, Vu Thanh An (fencing), Nguyen Thanh Ngung (athletics), Vu Thi Hang, Nguyen Thi Lua (wrestling), Pham Phuoc Hung (gymnastics) and three tickets for men’s weight-lifting.
According to Mr Tran Duc Phan, Vice Head of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, Vietnam set a target of sending 15-16 athletes (11-14 sports) passing the qualifying round, so Vietnamese athletes should try their best to claim 2-3 more tickets.
The 2016 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, and commonly known as Rio 2016, are a major international multi-sport event that will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5th to 21st. Record numbers of countries are participating in a record number of sports. More than 13,000 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), including first time entrants Kosovo and South Sudan, will take part. With 306 sets of medals, the games will feature 28 Olympic sports - including rugby sevens and golf, which were added by the International Olympic Committee in 2009. These sporting events will take place at 33 venues in the host city and at 5 venues in the cities of São Paulo (Brazil's largest city), Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília (Brazil's capital), and Manaus./.