|Strikes gold: Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên won the women’s 400m medley at the Asian Swimming Championships that opened in Tokyo yesterday, setting a new Asian record. — VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Top Vietnamese female swimmer Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên won gold in the women’s 400m medley at the Asian Swimming Championships that opened in Tokyo yesterday.
Viên finished with a time of 4:37.71.
Shimizu Sakiko of Japan took the silver medal.
With her latest result, Cần Thơ native Viên set a new Asian record, breaking the old one of 4:41.29 set by China’s Liu Jing in 2002.
However, this isn’t Viên’s best timing in this category. At the FINA World Cup in Tokyo last year, Viên clocked 4:34.50.
Of other Vietnamese representatives, Trần Duy Khôi ranked sixth in the men’s 400m medley with a time of 4:26.40, while Lê Nguyễn Paul was 13th in the men’s 50m breaststroke with a time of 28.82secs.
Lâm Quang Nhật finished 15th in the men’s 200m freestyle with a time of 1:55.16, and Trần Ngọc Thi stood in 10th place in the women’s 200m butterfly event with a time of 2:27.01.
Viên, who won one gold, one silver and one bronze medal at the Military World Games two years ago, will continue her medal hunt in the 200m medley, 400m freestyle, 200m freestyle and 800m freestyle events.
The Asian Swimming Championships will run until April 20. — VNS