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Swimmers to compete in US

Update: February, 07/2012 - 09:36

Vietnamese swimmers taking part in a six-month training course in the US will compete as members of Bolles School Sharks club on February 10-12 in Florida.

Pham Thanh Nguyen, Nguyen Thi Anh Vien and Nguyen Kim Tuyen will be involved in the swimming competition to further their efforts to qualify for the Olympics.

On January 27-29, they achieved good results at the River City Swim League in Florida with Nguyen winning a gold medal in the 500 yard (nearly 457m) freestyle event and bronze medal in 200 yard (nearly 183m) freestyle event.

Vien also claimed silver in the 200 yard freestyle event posting a time of 1:55.28, silver in the 200 yard backstroke with 2:04.23 and bronze in the 50 yard (nearly 46m) freestyle with 25.43. Tuyen won bronze in the 200 yard butterfly event with 2:11.86.-VNS

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