|Nguyễn Huy Hoàng from Quảng Bình Province won a gold medal in the 800m free-style at the National Youth Swimming Championship in HCM City. — Photo xaluan.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Defending champion Nguyễn Huy Hoàng from the central province of Quảng Bình won a gold medal in the 800m free-style at the National Youth Swimming Championship in HCM City, which concluded on Wednesday.
Hoàng, who triumphed in the men’s 1,500m free-style at SEA Games 29 in Malaysia, also broke the national record in the 800m free-style which he has held since last year’s event, by 8.5 seconds.
He beat Nguyễn Hữu Kim Sơn from An Giang with a time of 7.58 seconds and contributed six gold medals to his hometown with this victory.
The 18-year-old swimmer is training at Cần Thơ national sports training centre in order to prepare himself for ASIAD 2018, which will be held in August in Indonesia.
In this event, Hoàng won six gold medals out of the total of nine won by Quảng Bình, helping his hometown team level up to 5th rank. Meanwhile, host HCM City remains at top of the chart with 36 gold medals. — VNS