It was wavy and windy when Tran Tan Trieu looked around Subic Bay. Not an ideal day for a swim, but he still comfortably won the men’s 10km swimming at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines in December.
Vietnamese swimmer Lam Quang Nhat won two golds and one silver at the ongoing Asian Age Group Swimming Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
A huge contingent of 681 Vietnamese athletes will compete in 32 of 38 sporting events at the upcoming SEA Games 29.
Hoang Quy Phuoc won a gold medal and set a national record at the Budapest Swimming Open in Hungary on June 30.
A number of young promising athletes emerged over the past year, giving fans a strong belief in the bright future of national sports. However, there remains a lot of work to be done to make these “rough pearls” sparkle and glitter on their way up to the world stage.
Vietnam will send four representatives to compete at the 2015 World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia tomorrow, according to deputy chairman and general secretary of the Vietnam Aquatic Sports Association Dinh Viet Hung.
Vietnam have the most successful day at the ongoing 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore, racking up 15 gold medals, seven silvers and six bronzes to move up to second place in the medal tally.