SEA Games 29: Swimmer Anh Vien bags fifth gold hinh anh 1Nguyen Thi Anh Vien at the finish of the women’s 800m freestyle. (Photo:

Kuala Lumpur (VNA)
Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien continued her spectacular SEA Games performance on August 24 by increasing her gold medal collection to five with the newest in the women’s 800m freestyle.

She came first in the time of 8:35:55, leaving Thai runner-up A. Himathongkom far behind who finished at 8:45:44. N. Jungkrajang, also from Thailand, came third clocking 8:51:09.

Another Vietnamese swimmer, Le Thi My Thao, ranked 9th out of ten athletes in this category.

Vien previously won a gold in the women’s 200m individual medley the same day and secured three other golds in the women’s 100m and 200m backstroke and 400m freestyle on August 21-22.

Vietnam aims for 49-59 gold medals in this SEA Games to rank in the top three.-VNA