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Da Nang swimmers win championship

Update: March, 24/2014 - 14:12
Long An's Pham Thanh Nguyen set the only new record of the day when he swam the men's 1,500-metre freestyle in 15 minutes, 41.63 seconds, beating the old record of 15:59.26 set by Lam Quang Nhat from HCM City last year.— Photo danviet

THUA THIEN-HUE (VNS) – Swimmers from the central Da Nang city grabbed 15 gold, one silver and four bronze medals to win the National Short-Course Swimming Championship.

HCM City came in second with 13 gold, one silver and five bronze medals, while Hai Phong ranked third with four gold, four silver and three bronze medals.

In the last competition held on Sunday, Long An's Pham Thanh Nguyen set the only new record of the day when he swam the men's 1,500-metre freestyle in 15 minutes, 41.63 seconds, beating the old record of 15:59.26 set by Lam Quang Nhat from HCM City last year.

Hoang Quy Phuoc of Da Nang, who set a new record in the men's 200-metre butterfly by clocking 1:58.71 (the old record is 1:59.55) on Saturday, bagged the last two gold medals in the men's 200-metre individual medley and 400-metre medley relay on Sunday.

He also collected 14 gold medals at the championship, while HCM City's Nguyen Thi Kim Tuyen grabbed 10 gold medals in the women's individual and team events.

Tuyen and her teammates clocked 3:58.19 in the women's 400-metre freestyle relay, beating a seven-year-old record of 3:59.43 which was set by the HCM City's team. — VNS

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