A swimmer competes at the National Age Group Swimming Championship. – Photo sggp.org.vn
HÀ NỘI — The 400m medley swimming record set by Việt Nam's top female swimmer Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên in 2011 was broken by 15-year-old Võ Thị Mỹ Tiên at the National Age Group Swimming Championship 2020 that concluded in Hạ Long City, Quảng Ninh Province on Tuesday.
The young ace from Long An finished in a time of 5:00.60, breaking the record of 5:01.45 set by Viên.
Along with Tiên's record, the tournament also saw many new records from talents such as Nguyễn Huy Hoàng (20 years old), Nguyễn Hữu Kim Sơn (18 years old), Trần Hưng Nguyên (17 years old, two records), Nguyễn Hoàng Khang (17 years old), Phạm Thị Vân (15 years old, two records), Hồ Nguyễn Duy Khoa (15 years old, two records) and Phạm Nguyễn Duy Ý (13 years old).
Among these achievements, 15-year-old Vân impressed fans by breaking the record of Nguyễn Diệp Phương Trâm in the women’s 50m butterfly category with a time of 27.85 seconds (old record of 28.83) and 50m breaststroke with a time of 30.06 (old record of 30.67). On the last day of competition, the swimmer from Thanh Hóa also won the gold medal in the 100m backstroke.
After five days of competition, HCM City topped the medal tally with 32 golds, 40 silvers and 20 bronzes, followed by National Defence Sports Centre 5 and Long An. — VNS