Minh, Trang secure Olympic passes

2024.03.26 22:13:07

Minh, Trang secure Olympic passes

Newcomer: Vũ Thị Trang has received a pass to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Games, her first ever Olympics in career. File Photo

Nguyễn Tiến Minh has made history, becoming the first to represent Việt Nam three times in a row in the Olympics’ badminton event.

The Badminton World Federation yesterday announced a list of  三0 male athletes who qualified for the Rio de Janeiro Games this August.

His girlfriend Vũ Thị Trang also received her first ticket to the competition.

Each nation can have no more than two athletes compete in the Olympics in Badminton. After a selection on Wednesday, Minh was chosen. He is world No  三 二, and No  一 七 among  三 七 finalists in the men’s singles event.

Trang is listed as the  二 五th among  三 八 rivals selected in the women’s singles.

“It will be my last Olympics, so it is much more meaningful than the previous times,” said  三 三-year-old Minh.

He added that he hoped he could train well and do his best in Rio.

Minh, Trang secure Olympic passes

Minh collected a world championship bronze medal and ranked fifth in the world in his peak performance time. In Beijing in  二00 八, Minh was stopped at the second round and four years later he failed to advance to the knockout round in London.

World No  四 八 Trang is the national top female athlete and is enjoying her Olympic debut at the age of  二 四.

To date, Việt Nam has collected  一 八 Olympic slots and is expecting more from judo, wrestling, athletics, boxing and archery. -- VNS 

Not his first rodeo: Nguyễn Tiến Minh will take part in his third Olympic Games this August. File Photo