Vietnam tops at Southeast Asian Swimming championship

16:34 | 14/12/2016 Sports

The Vietnamese team topped at the Southeast Asian Age Group Swimming Championship which took place from December 9 – 11 in Thailand, said Vietnam Aquatic Sports Association on December 12.

Swimmer Nguyen Diep Phuong Tram (Photo: webthethao.vn)

Vietnamese athletes won 39 gold medals and set 14 new records. Among them, 15 year-old swimmer Nguyen Diep Phuong Tram grabbed nine golds and set three records.

Tram is a potential athlete who has gained various impressive achievements at domestic competitions. Particularly at the national swimming championship 2015 in Da Nang, she finished at 27.60 seconds in the 50m butterfly event, breaking the national record set by Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, Vietnam’s top swimmer.

Indonesia came second at the competition with 24 golds, followed by Singapore with 18 golds. The host country Thailand took only one gold.

Theo VNA