Vietnam at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Vietnam.svg
IOC codeVIE
NOCVietnam Olympic Committee
Websitewww.voc.org.vn (in Vietnamese and English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors18 in 11 sports
Flag bearers (opening)Quách Thị Lan
Nguyễn Huy Hoàng
Flag bearer (closing)volunteer
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Vietnam competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games were postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It was the nation's tenth appearance at the Olympics as a reunified republic, six of which under the banner of the State of Vietnam or South Vietnam. The delegation finished without a medal for the first time since 2004 Summer Olympics.

Competitors

The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games.

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 1 1 2
Athletics 0 1 1
Badminton 1 1 2
Boxing 1 1 2
Gymnastics 2 0 2
Judo 0 1 1
Rowing 0 2 2
Shooting 1 0 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Taekwondo 0 1 1
Weightlifting 1 1 2
Total 8 10 18

Archery

Main articles: Archery at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Archery at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Two Vietnamese archers qualified for the men's and women's individual recurve, respectively, at the Games, by reaching the semifinal stage and obtaining one of three available spots each at the 2019 Asian Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.[2]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Nguyễn Hoàng Phi Vũ Men's individual 647 53  Tang (TPE)
L 1–7
Did not advance
Đỗ Thị Ánh Nguyệt Women's individual 628 49  Hayakawa (JPN)
L 5–6
Did not advance
Nguyễn Hoàng Phi Vũ
Đỗ Thị Ánh Nguyệt
Mixed team 1275 23 N/A Did not advance

Athletics

Main articles: Athletics at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Athletics at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Vietnam received universality slot from World Athletics to send one athlete (one male or one female) to the Olympics.[3]

Key
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Quách Thị Lan Women's 400 m hurdles 55.71 4 Q 56.78 6 Did not advance

Badminton

Main articles: Badminton at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Badminton at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Vietnam entered two badminton players for each of the following events into the Olympic tournament based on the BWF Race to Tokyo Rankings.[4]

Single
Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Nguyễn Tiến Minh Men  Antonsen (DEN)
L (13–21, 13–21)
 Dwicahyo (AZE)
L (14–21, 18–21)
N/A 3 Did not advance
Nguyễn Thùy Linh Women  Qi (FRA)
W (21–11, 21–11)
 Tai (TPE)
L (16–21, 11–21)
 Jaquet (SUI)
W (21–8, 21–17)
2 Did not advance

Boxing

Main articles: Boxing at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Boxing at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Vietnam entered two boxer into the Olympic tournament for the first time since Seoul 1988. 2019 Southeast Asian Games silver medalist Nguyễn Văn Đương scored an outright quarterfinal victory to secure a spot in the men's featherweight division at the 2020 Asia & Oceania Qualification Tournament in Amman, Jordan,[5] while Nguyễn Thị Tâm replacing the North Korean slots after withdrawn from the Olympics.[6]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Nguyễn Văn Đương Men's featherweight  Aliyev (AZE)
W 3–2
 Erdenebat (MGL)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Nguyễn Thị Tâm Women's flyweight  Krasteva (BUL)
L 2–3
Did not advance

Gymnastics

Main articles: Gymnastics at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Gymnastics at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Artistic

Vietnam entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition. Lê Thanh Tùng secured one of the three spots available for individual-based gymnasts, neither part of the team nor qualified through the all-around, in the vault exercise at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

2021 Asian Championships in Hangzhou, China did not take place, so Đinh Phương Thành is the next highest ranked eligible All-Around athlete based on the All-Around results from Qualifications of the 2019 World Championships, will be earned 1 quota place. [7]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Lê Thanh Tùng Vault N/A 13.483 N/A 13.483 19 Did not advance
Horizontal bar N/A 13.166 13.166 39 Did not advance
Đinh Phương Thành Parallel bars N/A 11.833 N/A 11.833 43 Did not advance

Judo

Main articles: Judo at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Judo at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Vietnam entered one female judoka into the Olympic tournament with reallocated continental quota.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Nguyễn Thị Thanh Thủy Women's –52 kg  Chițu (ROU)
L 000–100
Did not advance

Rowing

Main articles: Rowing at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Rowing at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Vietnam qualified one boat in the women's lightweight double sculls for the Games by winning the silver medal and securing the second of three berths available at the 2021 FISA Asia & Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tokyo, Japan.

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Đinh Thị Hảo
Lường Thị Thảo
Women's lightweight double sculls 7:36.21 4 R 7:53.69 5 FC N/A 7:19.05 15

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Shooting

Main articles: Shooting at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Shooting at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Vietnam entered one shooter at the games, after getting the allocation quotas.[8]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Hoàng Xuân Vinh Men's 10 m air pistol 573 22 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

Swimming

Main articles: Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Vietnamese swimmers further achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[9][10]

Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Nguyễn Huy Hoàng Men's 800 m freestyle 7:54.16 20 Did not advance
Men's 1500 m freestyle 15:00.24 12 Did not advance
Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên Women's 200 m freestyle 2:05.30 26 Did not advance
Women's 800 m freestyle 9:03.56 30 Did not advance

Taekwondo

Main articles: Taekwondo at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Taekwondo at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Vietnam entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition at the Games. Trương Thị Kim Tuyến secured a spot in the women's flyweight category (49 kg) with a top two finish at the 2021 Asian Qualification Tournament in Amman, Jordan.[11]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Trương Thị Kim Tuyền Women's −49 kg  Yong (CAN)
W 19–5
 Wongpattanakit (THA)
L 11–20
Bye  Avishag (ISR)
L 1–22
Did not advance

Weightlifting

Main articles: Weightlifting at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Weightlifting at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Vietnamese weightlifters qualified for three quota places at the games, based on the Tokyo 2020 Rankings Qualification List of 11 June 2021. They lost one of its three berths at the coming Olympics due to previous doping violations. The International Testing Agency has forced the country to remove one female berth as punishment after four of the country’s athletes tested positive for banned drugs in 2019 and 2020.[12]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Thạch Kim Tuấn Men's −61 kg 126 8 153 DNF 126 DNF
Hoàng Thị Duyên Women's –59 kg 95 5 113 5 208 5

See also

References

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Karma qualifies Bhutan an Olympic quota place for the first time in history". World Archery. 28 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Road to Olympic Games 2020". World Athletics. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Nguyễn Tiến Minh và Nguyễn Thuỳ Linh được trao vé dự Olympic" [Nguyen Tien Minh and Nguyen Thuy Linh were awarded tickets to the Olympics]. Sai Gon Giai Phong (in Vietnamese). 7 June 2021. Archived from the original on 13 July 2021. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Boxing Olympic Qualification: The Key Takeaways From Amman". Olympic Channel. 12 March 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Võ sĩ boxing Nguyễn Thị Tâm giành vé đến Olympic Tokyo 2021". Tuổi Trẻ (in Vietnamese). 4 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Rounding Off: Manrique Larduet says 'No!' to Tokyo Games". IOC. 8 May 2021. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 15 June 2021. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  9. ^ "FINA – Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Qualification". FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  11. ^ "Chinese Taipei come out on top on day 1 of Asian Qualification Tournament for Tokyo 2020". World Taekwondo. 21 May 2021. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  12. ^ Tokyo 2020 Qualification (Weightlifting)