Hoàng Xuân Vinh
Xuân Vinh with Vietnam's first Olympic gold medal in 2016.
|Born||6 October 1974|
Sơn Tây, Hanoi, Vietnam
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
|Event(s)||10 meter air pistol (AP60)|
50 meter pistol (FP)
|Coached by|| Park Chung Gun|
Nguyễn Thị Nhung
Hoàng Xuân Vinh participated in the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, winning in the latter a gold medal in the 10 meter air pistol and a silver in the 50 meter pistol competitions, being the first-ever from his country to win an Olympic gold medal.
Hoàng Xuân Vinh's professional career in sports shooting spans 2 Summer Olympic games.
2012 Summer OlympicsEdit
At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he finished 9th in the qualifying round for 10 meter air pistol, failing to make the cut to the final by a single point. He also failed to win a medal in the 50 meter pistol final, taking the 4th place with a score only 0.1 less than the winner of the bronze medal.
2016 Summer OlympicsEdit
In 2016, he became the first Vietnamese athlete to win a gold medal in the history of the Summer Olympics, beating Brazil's Felipe Wu in the final round of the 10 meter air pistol competition with a score of 202.5 against 202.1 of the Brazilian, which also set an Olympic record after ISSF rules' change on January 1, 2013. He also won the silver medal in the 50 meter pistol competition, making him the first Vietnamese athlete to earn two Olympic medals.
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