Markswoman Trinh Thu Vinh officially won a slot at the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics after achieving a high result at the 53rd ISSF World Shooting Championships qualifiers in Azerbaijan on August 17.
According to the Vietnamese shooting team’s coach Hoang Xuan Vinh, 23-year-old Thu Vinh ranked fifth in the women's 10m air pistol event with 579 points, only five points lower than the score of the first-ranking shooter.
Markswoman Trinh Thu Vinh.
As the two athletes ranked above her had previously won tickets to the Olympics, Vinh was eligible to be present at this tournament.
With this result, Thu Vinh became the second Vietnamese athlete to be able to compete at the Games, after cyclist Nguyen Thi That.
Cyclist Nguyen Thi That.
This honour was brought about by the gold medal that That had successfully defended at the 2023 Asian Road Cycling Championships in Thailand on June 12.