Nguyễn Huy Hoàng (centre) poses with the runners-up in the men’s 800m freestyle at the National Swimming Championships held at Phú Thọ swimming club in HCM City on October 8. — Photo plo.vn
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Huy Hoàng set three national records at the National Swimming Championships held at Phú Thọ swimming club in HCM City on October 8.
Hoàng, from Quảng Bình, won a gold medal and set a new record in the men’s 800m freestyle with a time of 8:05.55, beating the old record of 8:11.64 set by Trần Tấn Triệu last year.
Trần Hữu Kim Sơn, who broke the Southeast Asian Games record in the men’s 400m-medley competition, also broke the national record in this category with a time of 8:11.02 but he only won a silver medal.
Earlier, Hoàng broke national records in the 1,500m freestyle and 400m freestyle events.
On the penultimate day, Lâm Quang Nhật, Trần Duy Khôi, Vũ Thị Phương Anh and Lê Đỗ Ngọc Quyên of HCM City clocked a time of 8:10.68 in the mixed 4x200m freestyle relay to beat the old record of 8:16.53.
Besides, Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên won more golds in the women’s 50m backstroke, 200m breaststroke and 800m freestyle to help her team, the Military team, win a total of 13 golds, nine silvers and six bronzes to take the lead.
The hosts, HCM City, were the runners-up with eight golds, four silvers and nine bronzes. An Giang ranked third with five golds, four silvers and one bronze. — VNS