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Vietnamese swimmer, runner get wild card for Paris Games

Vietnamese swimmer, runner get wild card for Paris Games

Friday, July 05, 2024, 09:48 GMT+7
Vietnamese swimmer, runner get wild card for Paris Games
Vietnamese runner Tran Thi Nhi Yen. Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese swimmer Vo Thi My Tien and runner Tran Thi Nhi Yen were confirmed as wild cards to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, taking the total Vietnamese qualifiers for the Games to 16.

The Vietnam Athletics Federation (VAF) on Thursday announced it had received a letter from World Athletics confirming Yen’s universality place or ‘wild card.'

Yen is currently undergoing optimal training for the women’s 100-meter event at the Olympics with coach Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong. 

The runner will depart for France and participate in the competition later this month.

On Tuesday, the World Aquatics confirmed that swimmer Tien had been granted a wild card to participate in the Paris Olympics.

Tien will compete in the women’s 200-meter individual medley at the Games, a category in which she has demonstrated her strongest performances in international championships since 2023.

Currently, the swimmer is training domestically and maintaining a stable performance. 

She will participate in the 2024 National Youth Swimming Championship in Da Nang City, central Vietnam until July 10 to ensure optimal professional preparation before heading to France.

Vietnamese swimmer Vo Thi My Tien. Photo: Supplied

Vietnamese swimmer Vo Thi My Tien. Photo: Supplied

Tien will be Vietnam’s second swimmer at the Paris Olympics, following Nguyen Huy Hoang, who secured his spot at last year’s Asian Games in China.

To date, 16 Vietnamese athletes have qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, which take place from July 26 to August 11.

Other names include cyclist Nguyen Thi That, markswomen Trinh Thu Vinh and Le Thi Mong Tuyen, boxers Vo Thi Kim Anh and Ha Thi Linh, weightlifter Trinh Van Vinh, canoeist Nguyen Thi Huong, rower Pham Thi Hue, badminton players Le Duc Phat and Nguyen Thuy Linh, archers Le Quoc Phong and Do Thi Anh Nguyet, and judoka Hoang Thi Tinh.

On Thursday, the Vietnamese boxing team comprising coach Nguyen Nhu Cuong, Thai expert Tawan Mungphingklang, and two boxers Vo Thi Kim Anh and Ha Thi Linh departed for France to begin training.

The Vietnamese shooting team is set to soon leave for Europe, with training sessions planned in Hungary from July 8 to 20 and in France from July 20 to 26, ahead of their official participation in the Olympics in Paris.

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Bao Anh - Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre News


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