Vietnam at the
Olympics
Flag of Vietnam.svg
IOC codeVIE
NOCVietnam Olympic Committee
Websitewww.voc.org.vn (in Vietnamese and English)
Medals
Ranked 100th
Gold
1
Silver
3
Bronze
1
Total
5
Summer appearances

Vietnam first competed in the Olympic Games in 1952 as the State of Vietnam. After the Partition of Vietnam in 1954, only the Republic of Vietnam competed in the Games, sending athletes to every Summer Olympics between 1956 and 1972.

Since the reunification of Vietnam in 1976, they have competed as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, attending every Olympics from 1980 onwards with the exception of 1984. The present Vietnam Olympic Committee was formed in 1976 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1979. Vietnam has never competed in the Winter Olympics.

Vietnam won its first medal at the 2000 Games in Sydney, when Trần Hiếu Ngân took home a silver in Taekwondo in the Women's -75 kg category. Vietnam would win its first gold medal at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, when shooter Hoàng Xuân Vinh was victorious in the Men's 10m air pistol event.

With a lack of investment into competing in the Olympics,[1] Vietnam has only sent an average of around 12 athletes per game up until 2020 Tokyo.[2] Stereotypes such as the Olympics and other sporting events being associated with heavy doping and cheating has made the event less prestigious for the Vietnamese.

Medal tables

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal count

Medals by Summer Games

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Finland 1952 Helsinki 8 0 0 0 0
Australia 1956 Melbourne 6 0 0 0 0
Italy 1960 Rome 3 0 0 0 0
Japan 1964 Tokyo 16 0 0 0 0
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 9 0 0 0 0
West Germany 1972 Munich 2 0 0 0 0
Canada 1976 Montreal did not participate
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow 35 0 0 0 0
United States 1984 Los Angeles did not participate
South Korea 1988 Seoul 10 0 0 0 0
Spain 1992 Barcelona 7 0 0 0 0
United States 1996 Atlanta 6 0 0 0 0
Australia 2000 Sydney 7 0 1 0 1 64
Greece 2004 Athens 11 0 0 0 0
China 2008 Beijing 13 0 1 0 1 72
United Kingdom 2012 London 18 0 0 1 1 79
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 23 1 1 0 2 48
Japan 2020 Tokyo 18 0 0 0 0 -
France 2024 Paris future event
United States 2028 Los Angeles
Australia 2032 Brisbane
Total 1 3 1 5 98

Medals by sport

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Shooting1102
Weightlifting0112
Taekwondo0101
Totals (3 entries)1315

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver Trần Hiếu Ngân Australia 2000 Sydney
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Taekwondo
Women's 57 kg
 Silver Hoàng Anh Tuấn China 2008 Beijing
Weightlifting pictogram.svg
Weightlifting
Men's 56 kg
 Bronze Trần Lê Quốc Toàn United Kingdom 2012 London
Weightlifting pictogram.svg
Weightlifting
Men's 56 kg
 Gold Hoàng Xuân Vinh Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
Shooting pictogram.svg
Shooting
Men's 10 metre air pistol
 Silver Hoàng Xuân Vinh Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
Shooting pictogram.svg
Shooting
Men's 50 metre pistol

See also

References

  1. ^ VnExpress. "Vietnamese sports fail at Tokyo Olympics due to old grievances - VnExpress International". VnExpress International – Latest news, business, travel and analysis from Vietnam. Retrieved 2022-07-23.
  2. ^ "Việt Nam sets out to reverse Olympic woes". vietnamnews.vn. Retrieved 2022-03-16.