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Five break records at junior swimming meet

Update: July, 22/2016 - 10:00
Four record breakers: Swimmers at the 2016 National Junior Swimming Championships. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Đỗ Đình Thi of HCM City won a gold medal and broke the national record at the National Junior Swimming Championships in HCM City yesterday.

Thi took the lead in the boys’ 12-13, 50m freestyle with a time of 26.33secs, breaking the old national record of 26.55secs set by Nguyễn Minh Hiền at the same event last year.

Trần Hưng Nguyên of the National Defence Sports Centre 5 and Trần Trí Tân of HCM City were the runners-up with a time of 26.94secs and 27.44secs, respectively.

Four swimmers broke the old national record of 2:29.71 set by Nguyễn Tiến Hưng of the Military team in 2006 in the boys’ 14-15, 200m breaststroke. They are Phạm Thành Bảo of Bến Tre, Nguyễn Hữu Kim Sơn and Ngô Phước Tân of An Giang, and Trần Hoàng Phú of National Defence Sports Centre 4.

Bảo finished first and took gold medal with a time of 2:23.65. Sơn and Tân were second and third, with a time of 2:23.68 and 2:24.49, while Phú ranked fourth but still beat Hưng’s record with a time of 2:26.98.

After four days of competition, HCM City still top the medal tally with 16 golds, 28 silvers and 24 bronzes. National Defence Sports Centre 4 and National Defence Sports Centre 5 are second and third. — VNS

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