Viên fails in world swimming championship

17:12 | 07/12/2016 Society

Top Vietnamese swimmer Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên was disqualified in the women’s 400m freestyle finals at the FINA World Swimming Championship (25m) in Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday morning.  

Katinka Hosszu of Hungary won the gold medal, while Ella Eastin and Madisyn Cox of the US won the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên. — Photo

In the qualifying round, Viên had clocked a time of 4:32.19 to finish first in her lane and earned a spot to compete in the final round.

Việt Nam’s other player Lê Nguyễn Paul ranked 25th of 72 swimmers in the men’s 100m backstroke.

Four Vietnamese swimmers are taking part in the tournament, which will end on December 11.

Theo VNS