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March, 04 2014 14:32:00

Vien bags fourth gold at US competition

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien.— File Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Nguyen Thi Anh Vien clinched her fourth gold medal at the Florida Swimming Spring Senior Championships 2014 yesterday (March 3).

The top Vietnamese swimmer, who competed for the Saint Augustine club where she has been training for months, came first in the women's 200 yard butterfly event, clocking a time of 1min 58.64 seconds.

Runner-up Justine Bowker finished at 2:0.36.

Later, the London Olympian bagged a silver medal in the women's 200 yard backstroke event with a time of 58.40, some 3 seconds slower than the gold medalist Madeline Hess.

Vien had won three gold medals and one silver medal over the weekend.

Vien, who is the Athlete of the Year 2013, will receive the 27th SEA Games Impression Award by the The Thao&Van Hoa (Sports and Culture) newspaper for her outstanding performance at the biennial competition last December in Myanmar.

As Vien is in the US, her family will represent her at the ceremony, which will be held in her home city of Can Tho tomorrow (Mar 5). She will be awarded the latest version of Vespa GTS Super 125, costing VND80 million, or US$3,800. — VNS

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