Vietnamese gymnasts seek Paris Olympics tickets at Asian Gymnastics Championships

In the Asian Gymnastics Championships 2024, ten athletes of the Vietnamese gymnasts's team on May 13 departed Vietnam for Tashkent in Uzbekistan to compete - the last chance for them to earn tickets to the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics, according to the Vietnam Gymnastics Federation.

In the Asian Gymnastics Championships, ten athletes of the Vietnamese gymnasts team, five athletes, namely Van Vi Luong, Nguyen Van Khanh Phong, Trinh Hai Khang, Dinh Phuong Thanh, and Dang Ngoc Xuan Thien, have high hopes of earning tickets to compete at the Paris Olympics.

Vietnamese gymnasts seek Paris Olympics tickets at Asian Gymnastics Championships
Athlete Dinh Phuong Thanh. (Source: VNA)

The tournament will offer only two slots to the Paris Olympics for one male and one female athlete who win the individual all-around category.

To get to the 2024 Paris Olympics, the naysayers will have to pass this fierce qualifying round to accumulate points. Previously, in 2022, due to not being able to get a visa, the Vietnamese Gymnastics team missed two important tournaments, the Olympic qualifiers in England and France. In 2023, there will be four quartiles of gymnastics taking place on four continents and at the same time the Olympic qualifiers. In addition, at the end of May, there will be the Asian championship and Olympic qualifiers in Korea.

In October, the world championship taking place in Belgium will determine the individuals who win tickets to the Olympics. To accumulate points and win tickets to the Olympics, from the beginning of March, the three points of the Vietnamese gymnastics team, Khanh Phong, Xuan Thien, and Hai Khang, have set off to attend the World Gymnastics Cup taking place in Doha (Qatar). ), Azerbaijan.

Next April, billionaires will continue to attend the third World Cup in Egypt. Coach Truong Minh Sang said: "The standards for participating in the Olympics are increasingly high and very exciting. If in many sports, Asiad is identified as one of the Olympic tournaments, gymnastics skips these tournaments. Therefore, it is forbidden to train the gymnastics team and brave boxers to be able to find tickets to attend the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Bui Trung Thien, who is in charge of gymnastics at the Sports Authority of Vietnam under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that the Asian Gymnastics Championships 2024, scheduled to be held from May 16 – 19, will be the last chance for the Vietnamese gymnasts to earn slots to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Athletes like Dinh Phuong Thanh and Le Thanh Tung, because they are older, focus mainly on the SEA Games arena. Therefore, young, potential athletes will be invested in attending Olympic qualifying tournaments to win tickets to Paris 2024."

Therefore, he noted that all athletes had prepared carefully before the tournament. So far, Vietnamese athletes have secured 10 official tickets to the Olympics, competing in badminton, shooting, swimming, cycling, weightlifting, boxing, canoeing, and rowing.

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(Source: VNA)