Another Vietnamese archer exits Olympics

By Xuan Binh   July 29, 2021 | 12:03 am PT
Another Vietnamese archer exits Olympics
Nguyen Hoang Phi Vu competes with Tang Chih-chun in Olympic archery in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. Photo by Reuters.
Nguyen Hoang Phi Vu was eliminated after losing to Taiwan’s Tang Chih-chun in their Olympic round of 32 archery contest Thursday.

In the first set, the two archers drew 1-1. But in the next, Vu failed to keep up with Tang. The second set saw Tang leading 3-1 then 5-1 in the third. Tang wrapped it up in the fourth set with a thrashing 7-1 victory.

Olympic archery comprises five sets per match, with each archer handed three shots per set. If a player wins a set, they get two points. A draw will afford one point to each player. Whoever reaches six points first takes the overall victory. In case of a draw after five sets, both players would enter a tie-break with each having only one shot. The most accurate wins.

In the qualification round, Vu scored an average of 8.986 points per shot. Before Vu, female archer Do Thi Anh Nguyet was also eliminated in the round of 32 after losing to Japan’s Ren Hayakawa in the tie-break.

After Vu’s elimination, Vietnam only has three athletes left in Tokyo - Quach Thi Lan in the 400m hurdles, Nguyen Huy Hoang in the men’s 1500m freestyle swimming and Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, who will compete in the women’s 800 m freestyle Thursday afternoon.

Nguyen Hoang Phi Vu competes in archery at Tokyo Olympics, July 29, 2021.

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