Vietnamese Olympic team set for homecoming on August 4

VOV.VN - The Vietnamese sports team will return to the country on August 4 after completing their participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan.

This comes following several athletes returning to the country on July 30 after competing in the taekwondo, weightlifting, shooting, judo, and rowing events.

The national sports team concluded their journey at the Olympics after Quach Thi Lan failed to enter the finals in the women’s 400m hurdles after clocking a time of 56.78, finishing 18th among a total of 24 competitors.

The country sent 18 athletes to compete in 11 sports during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics which is taking place in Japan from July 23 to August 8. However, local athletes failed to win a medal in their prospective sports, including weightlifting, boxing, and rowing.

Tran Duc Phan, head of the Vietnamese team, said there were only a few competitors able to successfully qualify for the Olympics, including swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang, with some athletes competing in the games as wild card entries.

The global sporting occasion therefore showed that there is still a massive gap between Vietnamese athletes and those in the rest of the world, Phan noted.

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