Vietnamese swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien (C)(Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien on August 21 won a gold medal in the women’s 100m backstroke category at the ongoing 29th Southeast Asia Games (SEA Games 29) in Malaysia. 

Vien clocked 1:01:89, breaking the previous SEA Games record of 1:02:11. This is the first time Vien triumphed in this category at the region’s largest sport event. 

The same day, Vien’s teammate Le Thi My Thao secured a silver medal in the women’s 200m butterfly category with a time of 2:12:61. 

Meanwhile, both Paul Le Nguyen and Nguyen Huu Kim Son finished third in the men’s 50m backstroke and 400m freestyle events respectively, bringing home two bronze medals. 

Vietnam’s national swimming team, consisting of 25 swimmers, will compete in all 38 categories, aiming to win one-sixth of Vietnam’s total target of 60 gold medals at SEA Games 29.-VNA