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Women’s army team set air pistol record

In Uncategorized on April 6, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Women’s army team set air pistol record

QĐND – Tuesday, April 06, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

The Army women’s team set a new national record in the 10m air pistol event at the National Shooting Cup, which opened at Hanoi’s National Sports Camp on April 4.

The team of Le Thi Hoang Ngoc, Le Thi Linh Chi and Bui Thi Thuy Hanh, accumulated a total of 1,137 points to eclipse their own record of 1,134 set in 2003.

“It’s an amazing result for us today. We have trained all out since January to have a shot at breaking the record in the first shooting tournament of the year,” said Thuy Hanh.

Hai Duong team came second with 1,108 points, while the Public Security Ministry team finished third.

The Army’s athletes also swept the singles titles on April 4 with Hoang Ngoc winning the gold with 383 points after 40 shots.

Linh Chi scored 378 points for the silver medal, while Hanh bagged the bronze with 376 points.

In the women’s individual 50m prone rifle, Hanoian Dang Thi Hai bagged a gold medal scoring 589 points from 60 shots, beating off competition from Luong Bach Duong of Hai Phong who came second, and Nguyen Thi Hoa from Hai Duong who finished third.

However, Hai Duong finished first in the team event with an accumulated result of 1,754.

In the men’s event, Hai Phong-born Pham Cao Son of the Army team won the first gold for his team with 571 points in the individual 25m quick-fire pistol event on April 4.

Army team also won the team gold with a total of 1,691.

The tournament, which has drawn 150 athletes, will close on April 16.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

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