Vietnam gymnast wins 13th Olympic slot

Ho Chi Minh City, April 18 (IANS) Pham Phuoc Hung has become the first Vietnamese gymnast to have secured a berth at the Rio Olympics, bringing the total number of tickets gained by Vietnam to 13 so far, the Vietnam Olympic Committee said on Monday.

At an ongoing pre-Olympic gymnastics tournament in Brazil, Hung managed to reach the Olympic standard at the all-round event on April 17, reports Xinhua.

To date, Vietnam has grabbed 13 berths to the 2016 Olympics, including three in weightlifting, two in shooting, one in swimming, two in wrestling, one in race walking, three in fencing and one in gymnastics.

Olympics 2016 will be held between August 5 to 21.

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