|Hoàng Quý Phước pockets a silver medal in the men’s 200m freestyle in an open swimming tournament in Hungary. — Photo baoquangngai.vn|Viet Nam News
Hoàng Quý Phước and Trần Duy Khôi pocketed two silvers at an open swimming tournament in Budapest, Hungary, on June 29.
Phước came second in the men’s 200m freestyle with a time of 1min 49.33sec. The gold went to Kis Gergo of the host country, achieving 1:49.02.
Khôi finished second in the men’s 400m IM clocking 4:25.38, his personal best.
Their results were much better than the Olympic B standards but not enough for them to take an official place in the coming games in Rio de Janeiro.
Phước however receives a wildcard from the International Swimming Federation and becomes the second Vietnamese swimmer at the August event.
This tournament is part of the Vietnamese long-term training plan for future tournaments in 2017 and 2018 when Việt Nam take part in key competitions such as the Southeast Asian Games and the Asian Games. -- VNS