VN swimmer breaks SEA Games record in 100m male frog

VOV.VN - Vietnamese swimmer Pham Thanh Bao excellently won a gold medal and broke the SEA Games record in the 100m male frog on May 14 evening.

Bao did not start well in the first 50m, but he came back strongly in the remaining distance and finished first with a record of 1 minute 01 second 17, winning the gold medal.

The Vietnamese swimmer set a new record of the SEA Games, breaking the record (1 minute 01 second 46) held by James Daiparines of the Philippines at the 2019 SEA Games. Three years ago, Bao came in second and won a silver medal with a time of 1 minute 01 second 92.

After three years of training, Bao has significantly improved his performance, swimming faster than the 2019 SEA Games to break the previous record. He is also the first swimmer to break the record at the 31st SEA Games.

In addition, Bao is also the first Vietnamese athlete who has won a gold medal in the men’s 100m breaststroke at the SEA Games after 13 years. The gold medal was last awarded to late Vietnamese swimmer Nguyen Huu Viet at the 2009 SEA Games.