Vietnam top Southeast Asia swimming event
Vietnam triumphed at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Age Group Swimming Championships which wrapped up on July 8 in Laguna, the Philippines.
Illustrative image. (Source: VNA)
The team brought home 58 gold, 39 silver and 22 bronze medals to rank first, while Thailand came second with 21 gold, 22 silver and 18 bronze medals.
Notably, young swimmer Tran Hung Nguyen shone in the regional event, grabbing 20 medals in the boys’ 14-15 age group, including 18 golds, one silver and one bronze, while breaking two tournament records.
In the women’s event, Tran Ngoc Thi snatched eight golds in the both team and inpidual events in the girls’ 14-15 category. Nguyen Diep Phuong Tram bagged five gold medals in the girls’ 16-18.
Nguyen Huy Hoang also performed outstandingly in the boys’ 16-18 pision with six golds and broke three regional records in the 400m freestyle, 400m medley and 1,500m freestyle./.