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Vien moves closer to Olympic berth

Update: June, 15/2012 - 08:55

Vietnamese Nguyen Thi Anh Vien proved her talent at the ongoing Southeast Asian Swimming Championships in Singapore with a performance that bolstered her chances of qualifying for the coming Olympic Games.

Vien clocked a time of 2min 13.66sec in the women's 200m backstroke on Wednesday, which won the 15-year-old a gold medal.

Vien then added a second gold medal when she won the 200m individual medley in a time of 2:17.67.

The teenage, who turns 16 in November, has seen several successes at international competitions recently, clocking a time of 2:15.15 in the 200m backstroke at the recent USA Swimming Series' Indianapolis Grand Prix.-VNS

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