Vietnam’s star swimmer wins gold in Pro Swim Series

Saturday, 2018-04-14 17:38:44
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Nguyen Thi Anh Vien wins a gold medal at the Pro Swim Series Mesa tournament in Arizona, the United States, on April 12.
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NDO/VNA - Nguyen Thi Anh Vien won gold in the Pro Swim Series Mesa tournament in Arizona, United States, on April 12.

The Vietnamese took gold in the women’s 400m individual medley (IM) with a time of 4:44.68.

Connie Dean of England came second clocking 4:46.63, while Ilektra Lebl from Greece was third with 4:49.68.

Vien will next compete in the 200m IM, 100m backstroke, and 200m butterfly events.

Vien is Vietnam’s foremost medal hope in the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia. She expects to win a gold and is sharpening her skills by practising in the United States.

In the last Asian Games, Vien brought home two bronze medals in the 200m backstroke and 400m IM.

The Pro Swim Series is an American swimming competition. The winner of each category will receive five points for his/her world ranking and a bonus of US$1,000.