Viên sets record, wins gold in Indianapolis

Update: June, 06/2016 - 09:00
Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên wins records and medals at the ongoing Arena Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis, the US. — VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên set a new Southeast Asian Games record in the women’s 400m freestyle event, with a time of 4min 7.96sec.

Viên, who took part in the Arena Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis, the US, came in fourth in the event, but her result has become the new bar for the region, beating the old record of 4:08.66 that she made last year in Singapore.

Earlier, Viên won a tournament gold medal in the 400m IM with a time of 4:41.92, along with a bronze medal in the 200m freestyle, clocking 1:58.82m, which is also a new SEA Games record.

She will compete in the 200m IM and 100m freestyle events in the next few days.

Viên is currently the only Vietnamese swimmer to have qualified for three events at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Brazil. — VNS