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Hoang Xuan Vinh wins Vietnam first-ever Olympic gold in Rio

Hoang Xuan Vinh of Vietnam celebrates after winning the finals at Olympic Shooting Centre Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 6, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

RIO DE JANEIRO — The 41-year-old veteran Hoang Xuan Vinh won the first-ever Olympic gold medal for Vietnam after claiming the men’s 10m air pistol title in the 2016 Rio Olympics on Saturday.

Vietnam has won two Olympic silvers prior to the 2016 Games, one from weightlifting and the other from taekwondo.

Following are the results of the Olympic shooting men’s 10m air pistol final here on Saturday:

1. Xuan Vinh Hoang, Vietnam

2. Felipe Almeida Wu, Brazil

3. Pang Wei, China

4. Juraj Tuzinsky, Slovakia

5. Jin Jongoh, South Korea

6. Giuseppe Giordano, Italy

7. Vladimir Gontcharov, Russia

8. Jitu Rai, India

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