Updated  
March, 24 2014 14:12:00

Da Nang swimmers win championship

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

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.