Ánh Viên wins Việt Nam’s 3 historic medals at World Cup swimming

Vietnamese swimmer Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên bagged bronze at the women’s 400m individual medley in Paris on Sunday, her 3rd medal at the 2015 International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Cup series.

Viên, 19, finished in 4:42.53, a disappointing result compared to the 4:36.25 performance that won her a silver at the series’ 1st stop in Moscow on August 12.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu remained the standout performer in the women’s 400 metres individual medley heats, recording 4:35.80 to win the gold medal.

Her compatriot Zsuzsanna Jakabos win the silver in 4:37.63.

Anh_Vien_SwimmerNguyễn Thị Ánh Viên (R) on the podium for bronze medal in women’s 400m individual medley at the FINA World Cup Swimming’s 2nd stop in Paris

Earlier in Moscow, Ánh Viên also bagged a bronze medal in women’s 200m individual medley, Việt Nam’s first ever medal at a World Cup event.

The Swimming World Cup is a series of two-day events organized between August and November each year at seven or eight locations in the Middle East, Europe and East Asia, with a total prize money of US$2 million.

This year it has eight events, with the remaining legs to take place in Paris, Hongkong, Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo, Doha, and Dubai.

Ánh Viên, who only registered to compete in the first two events, will return to the US on August 18 to continue her training.

Source: Thanh Niên News

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