Nhật wins gold, sets national record in swimming

Update: July, 04/2016 - 09:00
Lâm Quang Nhật wins men’s 800m freestyle at the Budapest Swimming Open in Hungary. — File Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Lâm Quang Nhật grabbed a gold medal at the Budapest Swimming Open’s men’s 800m freestyle event, with a time of 8min 10.99sec on Saturday in Hungary.

Apart from the title, Nhật set a new national record, beating the old time of 8:13.70 that he set at the Asian Age Groups Swimming Championships in 2015.

He received his third medal at the tournament. Earlier, he earned a silver medal and a Việt Nam record in the 1,500m freestyle, with a time of 15:30.43. On Thursday, he was awarded a silver in the 400m freestyle.

His teammate, Trần Duy Khôi competed in the men’s 200m IM, clocking 2:04.39, setting also a new national record. The old record was 2:03.69.

Khôi earlier took a silver in the 400m IM event.

The Vietnamese team concluded the tournament with two golds and four silvers. — VNS