|HCM City athletes pose for photos after winning their men’s team 4x100m event on Saturday. The City top the National Swimming Championship with 11 gold medals. — VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — HCM City won the top position in the National Swimming Championship, which ended in Hà Nôi on Saturday.
The City’s athletes pocketed 11 gold medals, nine silvers and seven bronzes during the competitions.
An Giang placed second with eight titles and five silver medals, followed by Quảng Bình, who grabbed the same number of gold medals, but only two silver medals.
On the final day, Đà Nẵng’s best swimmer, Hoàng Quý Phước, stole the limelight with two gold medals in the men’s 200 freestyle and 200m butterfly events.
An Giang’s Vietnamese American competitor, Lê Nguyễn Paul, excelled in the men’s 50m backstroke.
Quảng Bình’s Mai Thị Linh added two more gold medals to her bag, after winning the women’s 400m individual medley and 200m freestyle.
Also, HCM City grabbed a gold medal in the men’s team 4x100m freestyle pool.
Hosts Hà Nội finally won their first and only medal in the 50m backstroke, when Bùi Công Thành finished third in this event on Saturday. — VNS