Dan Online - As many as 22 Vietnamese athletes have
qualified to compete at the Beijing Olympics which will take
place from 8 to 24 August.
They include eight wushu martial
artists (Vu Thuy Linh, Vu Tra My, Tran Duc Trong, Nguyen Huy
Thanh, Nguyen Mai Phuong, Nguyen Thuy Ngan, Luong Thi Hoa
and Truong Trong Do, three taekwondo fighters (Nguyen Van
Hung, Hoang Ha Giang and Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu), two
weightlifters (Hoang Anh Tuan and Nguyen Thi Thiet), one
table-tennis player (Doan Kien Quocs), one gymnast (Do Thi
Ngan Thuong), two badminton players (Nguyen Tien Minh and Le
Ngoc Nguyen Nhung), one shooter (Nguyen Manh Tuong), two
track and fields athletes (Vu Thi Huong and Nguyen Dinh
Cuong), and two swimmers Nguyen Huu Viet and Tran Thi Nhuan.
Among the qualified athletes,
Doan Kien Quoc won the sole ticket in table tennis in
Southeast Asia to attend the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Meanwhile, Do Thi Ngan Thuong became the first Vietnamese
gymnast in history to be selected for competition at the
Olympic Games. She has been regarded as the best regional
gymnast at three consecutive Southeast Asian Games where she
has won a total of five gold medals.
Vietnam’s best performance so
far at the Olympics was a silver medal won by female
taekwondo artist Tran Hieu Ngan in Sydney in 2000.
The Games of the XXIX Olympiad
will take place from 8 to 24 August 2008. The Games in
Beijing will play host to the 28 summer sports currently on
the Olympic program. Approximately 10,500 athletes are
expected to participate in the Games, with around 20,000
accredited media bringing the Games to the world.