Hoang follows up gold with silver for Vietnam

Vietnam’s Xuan Vinh Hoang secured another big result for his country after winning the silver medal in the men’s 50-metre Pistol final in Rio.

Hoang grabbed headlines on the opening day of this year’s Games by claiming his nation’s first ever Olympic gold medal in the men’s 10-metre air pistol event.

And the 41-year-old Vietnamese army member proved that performance was no fluke as he narrowly lost out on a second gold on Wednesday, finishing just behind South Korean Jin Jong-oh.

Jin could only finish in fifth place behind Hoang on Saturday, but hit back strongly in his favoured 50m event. He is now a three-time gold medallist in the discipline following earlier wins in Beijing and London in 2008 and 2012.

It certainly wasn’t one-way traffic, however, with the South Korean’s score of 193.7 only just good enough to consign Hoang to second place with 191.3.

The bronze medal went to North Korea’s Song Guk Kim, who scored 172.8.

Vietnam now lie in 14th place on the medal table, level with host nation Brazil, and it’s all thanks to Hoang’s achievements.