|Ánh Viên won bronze at the Asian Swimming Championship in Japan. Photo 24h.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên won a bronze medal at the ongoing Asian Swimming Championships in the women’s 200m freestyle event in Tokyo yesterday in a time of 1 minute 59 31 seconds.
Swimming in lane seven, Viên was at an early disadvantage as she finished sixth during the semi-finals. After the first 50m she was fifth before she pulled of Igarashi Chihiro of Japan.
In the last 50m Viên squeezed past Aoki Tomomi, also of the hosts, to finish third.
Chen Duo of China came first, winning gold medal in 1 minute 56.71 seconds while her fellow Chinese Al Yanhan grabbed sliver in 1 minute 57.35 seconds. — VNS