Vietnamese swimmer grabs ticket to Olympic Games 2020

Swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang won the A Olympic standard of the men's 800 meters freestyle with an achievement of 7 minutes 52.74 seconds to become the first Vietnamese athlete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. 

Huy Hoang grabs ticket to Olympic Games 2020

Huy Hoang grabs ticket to Olympic Games 2020

The 19- year-old athlete was only ranked the 15 position in the men’s 800 meters freestyle and was not able to compete in the final round of the FINA World Championship in Gwangju city of South Korea.

However, a result of 7 minutes 52.74 seconds helped him to reach the A Olympic standard (7 minutes 54. 31 seconds) and earn the ticket in the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo.

Accordingly, the young swimmer registered three categories. But, the 200-meter butterfly race nears the 800-meter freestyle competition so he decided to choose the 800-meter freestyle as his strength to compete. 

On July 27, Huy Hoang is expected to win the A Olympic standard (15 minutes 00.99 seconds) in the  men’s 1,500 meters finals. 

Vietnamese swimmer grabs ticket to Olympic Games 2020 ảnh 1 Swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang, who wins the A Olympic standard of the men's 800 meters freestyle



 

BY LE QUANG- Translated by Huyen Huong

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