Finswimmers top podiums, set record at Asian champs hinh anh 1Vietnam's finswimmers at the ongoing Asian championship in China (Photo

Hanoi (VNA) - Following two days of competitions, Vietnamese athletes have won five gold, one silver and three bronze medals and set a new record at the 16th Asian Finswimming Championships in Yantai city, China.

Nguyen Thanh Loc secured two titles at the seven-day competition.

He first won the men’s 200m surface with a time of 1min 21.39sec – a new Asian record. Loc left behind Jang Seonghyeok and Park Jaeho, both from the Republic of Korea.

He then triumphed in the 100m surface category with a time of 35.28sec.

Tran Thi Trang Diem claimed her gold in the women’s 1,500m surface event with a time of 1:46.03.

Luu Nguyen Duc Tam, meanwhile, bagged the men’s 1,500m surface title, clocking 1:37.60.

The Asian Junior Finswimming Competition has also been organised at the same time and same venue.

The young Vietnamese athletes have won three golds, two silvers and three bronze medals.

The winners are Nguyen Duy Anh with a double in the men’s 100m and 200m surface and Cao Thi Duyen in the women’s 100m bi-fins.

The two silvers went to the mixed groups of 4x50m surface and 4x100m bi-fins.

Tran Trung Thanh brought home two bronze medals in the men’s 100m and 200m bi-fins, while Le Hoang Nam Thuyen was third in the women’s 200m bi-fins.

The championships will close on December 13.-VNA