|Nguyen Thi Anh Vien
HA NOI (VNS) — Nguyen Thi Anh Vien has become the first Vietnamese swimmer to rank in the world's top 10 in the women's 400m medley.
She achieved it with a time of 4:41.68, which won her a silver medal at the Orlando Grand Prix on February 14 during an intensive training course in the US.
This broke her own record of 4:46:46 set at the Southeast Asian Games (SEA) in Myanmar last December.
The 17-year-old female swimmer is the fourth Asian on International Swimming Federation (FINA)'s list. Miyu Otsuka of Japan is world No 3 with a time of 4:37.33, Min Zhou of China ranks fifth, 4:38.16 and seventh place goes to Chinese Shiwen Ye.
Early this month, Vien also bagged four golds and two silvers medals at the Florida Swimming Spring Senior Championship 2014 in Orlando, Florida. This result also helped her rank in the list of best young athletes of the US.— VNS