“So proud! But the greatest happiness was that we won over China,” Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen, a Vietnamese music show host based in the U.S. but popular in her homeland, wrote on Facebook.
Admittedly, shooting is not the sexiest sport. Shooting from 10M (32 feet) sounds even worse. However, once I watched the video coverage, I was pretty excited and proud to see the first Vietnamese Olympic gold medal from Hoang Xuan Vinh.
But the thoughts above pretty much reflect any Vietnamese citizen right now, with bold emphasis mine.
Plus, check out the “Man, I got this!” grin Vinh breaks into as he prepares for his final shot (starting at 1:45 in the YouTube video below):
I do kind of wish he had been wearing a Vietnamese flag-themed jersey though. And done a little dance. Plus, isn’t it a bit weird we don’t see anything come out from the gun? I kind of feel like he’s playing Duck Hunt for Nintendo / NES.