Vietnam at the Olympics

Vietnam first competed in the Olympic Games in 1952 as the State of Vietnam. After the Partition of Vietnam in 1954, only the Republic of Vietnam competed in the Games, sending athletes to every Summer Olympics between 1956 and 1972.

Vietnam at the
Olympics
Flag of Vietnam.svg
IOC codeVIE
NOCVietnam Olympic Committee
Websitewww.voc.org.vn (in Vietnamese and English)
Medals
Gold
1
Silver
3
Bronze
0
Total
4
Summer appearances

Since the reunification of Vietnam in 1976, they have competed as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, attending every Olympics from 1980 onwards with the exception of 1984. The present Vietnam Olympic Committee was formed in 1976 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1979. Vietnam has never competed in the Winter Olympics.

Vietnam won its first medal at the 2000 Games in Sydney, when Trần Hiếu Ngân took home a silver in Taekwondo in the Women's -75 kg category. Vietnam would win its first gold medal at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, when shooter Hoàng Xuân Vinh was victorious in the Men's 10m air pistol event.

Medal tablesEdit

Medals by Summer GamesEdit

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total
  1896 Athens Did Not Participate
  1900 Paris
  1904 St. Louis
  1908 London
  1912 Stockholm
  1920 Antwerp
  1924 Paris
  1928 Amsterdam
  1932 Los Angeles
  1936 Berlin
  1948 London
  1952 Helsinki
  1956 Melbourne
  1960 Rome
  1964 Tokyo
  1968 Mexico City
  1972 Munich
  1976 Montreal
  1980 Moscow 31 0 0 0 0
  1984 Los Angeles Boycott
  1988 Seoul 10 0 0 0 0
  1992 Barcelona 7 0 0 0 0
  1996 Atlanta 6 0 0 0 0
  2000 Sydney 7 0 1 0 1
  2004 Athens 11 0 0 0 0
  2008 Beijing 13 0 1 0 1
  2012 London 18 0 0 0 0
  2016 Rio de Janeiro 23 1 1 0 2
  2020 Tokyo
  2024 Paris
  2028 Los Angeles
Total 1 3 0 4

Medals by sportEdit

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Shooting1102
  Taekwondo0101
  Weightlifting0101
Totals (3 sports)1304

List of medalistsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Silver Trần Hiếu Ngân   2000 Sydney   Taekwondo Women's 57 kg
  Silver Hoàng Anh Tuấn   2008 Beijing   Weightlifting Men's 56 kg
  Gold Hoàng Xuân Vinh   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Shooting Men's 10 metre air pistol
  Silver Hoàng Xuân Vinh   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Shooting Men's 50 metre pistol

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • "Vietnam". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Results and Medalists—Vietnam". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Vietnam". Sports-Reference.com.